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What is Counselling?

Empathy/Respect/Postive Regard/Congruence/A counsellor is to express warmth

The word "counselling" describes a particular kind of "talk therapy."
This process involves an individual, a couple, or a family meeting with a licenced professional counsellor to talk about obstacles and problems in their life.

According to the Australian Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation (PACFA), 

"Psychotherapy and counselling are professional activities that use an interpersonal relationship to help people gain self-awareness and create positive life changes."
They are predicated on an interpersonal relationship between the counsellor and the client that enables them to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and, as a result, resolve their issues.
A trained professional who can help you with personal difficulties resolution is a counsellor.

Expert counsellors help people investigate and resolve intrapsychic, interpersonal, and personal issues. They act within the bounds of a clearly defined and morally grounded cooperation.

In-depth training in a range of techniques and therapeutic interventions is provided to professionals hired in the field.

Counselling Styles

When working with clients, I usually employ a few different tactics; the type of problem they bring to me determines which strategy is most appropriate. But solution-focused short therapy is what I mostly employ. Solution-focused brief treatment (SFBT) concentrates on a person's present and future circumstances and goals rather than their past experiences. This goal-oriented therapy frequently does not address the symptoms or issues that led the patient to seek treatment.

SFBT is predicated on the notion that although individuals may already possess the abilities to significantly improve their lives, they frequently lack the tools they need to manage symptoms and deal with obstacles.

The importance of the client's strengths and self-perceptions is emphasised in person-centered treatment. It centres on the client's ideas and emotions and how these impact their behaviour. The foundation of person-centered therapy is Carl Rogers' "personhood" theory, which holds that individuals are essentially good and can make the most of their experiences to realise their full potential.


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