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What does counselling do? How can it help me?

What does counselling do? How can it help me?

There are almost as many answers to this question as there are people who seek counselling. In addition, depending upon the counsellor in question and their philosophical leanings, you will also likely get a different answer. How then, is it...

When is the right time for counselling?

When is the right time for counselling?

This is an interesting question. Should one go to counselling when things are so bad that they can no longer stand it, or should they go when things are just starting to feel out of control? Should someone seek assistance...

How do we define ourselves?

How do we define ourselves?

Carl Rogers once wrote “I am sure that each of us has puzzled from time to time as to his own goals, and the goals which he (or she) believes would be desirable for others. “What is my purpose in...

Therapeutic and Therapy – What’s the difference?

Therapeutic and Therapy – What’s the difference?

There is a fundamental truth to human behaviour in that there are essentially two explanations for why we do the things we do. According to Freud, all behaviour can be seen as either: An attempt to move away from pain...

Is counselling dangerous?

Is counselling dangerous?

Is counselling dangerous? Quite apart from those situations where a person seeking assistance is duped into trusting a fraudster who has set themselves up as a professional but who, in reality has no real training or skills, is there a...

The counselling hour – whose session is it?

The counselling hour – whose session is it?

As a counselling professional of many years’ experience, I have heard the following debate many times: Should counsellors focus on alleviating painful memories from childhood, or should they work in the present, focusing on things as they are today and...

Divorce… Its place amongst the Top 10 stressors

Divorce… Its place amongst the Top 10 stressors

Any search of the internet for a list of stressful life events will yield a hundred different opinions as to exactly WHAT these are. Try it, if you have the time and inclination. You’ll find that there are literally hundreds...

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