What is Counselling?
Counselling is a professional relationship between a trained counsellor and a client. This relationship is usually person-to-person, although it may involve more than two people. It is designed to help clients understand and clarify their views of their life space, and to learn to reach their self-determined goals through meaningful, well-informed choices and through resolution of problems of an emotional or interpersonal nature.
By listening attentively and patiently the counsellor can begin to perceive difficulties from your point of view and can help you to see things more clearly, possibly from a different perspective. It does not involve giving advice or directing you to take a particular course of action.
What can I expect in a counselling session?
At Whispers of the Heart, sessions lasts 50 minutes and takes place in a private and confidential setting and seeks to explore any difficulties a person may have and distress they may be experiencing or perhaps dissatisfaction with life, or loss of sense of direction and purpose.
Your therapist will begin your session with clarifying what brings you to counselling. A 50 minute session would include exploring what are your concerns, what do you want to happen, exploring alternatives and ending with acting on new stories.
At Whispers of the Heart, a range of counselling techniques are practiced such as Person-Centred Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Counselling can also be combined with other therapies such as Reiki and energy healing to explore what is happening at an energetic, vibrational level.