“A confidential, safe place to talk about how you are really feeling.”
Counselling, or psychotherapy, is often called the ‘listening cure’, because, at its simplest, it is a confidential safe place to go and talk about how you are really feeling to a trained professional, who does not judge or contradict. The counsellor also feeds back your feelings to help you develop a deeper understanding of what is causing the distress, and why it is becoming difficult to manage.
This can also be quite a long process, as people often suppress, or bury, feelings that are difficult to deal with, in order to get on with their everyday lives. Then these feelings can be quite hard, and painful, to reconnect with. But it is ultimately worthwhile, as by identifying patterns and connections between the past and the present, clients can achieve it better psychological wellbeing and greater self awareness.
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