“Sometimes, just the act of venting is helpful. Counseling provides a safe haven for precisely that kind of free-ranging release: You can say things in the therapist's office, with the therapist present, that would be incendiary or hurtful in your living room.”
Counselling is different than coaching although I often use both coaching and counselling techniques together in our sessions. Counselling focuses more on what has happened in your past to bring you to where you currently are. It also goes a little deeper than coaching and finds the underlying thoughts, feelings and behaviours which are playing out in your everyday life.
When you have unsupportive thoughts and beliefs they find their way into every area of your life, affecting your work, health and relationships. I use varying therapeutic techniques based on your needs and comfort level but you are always in control of what happens and what we talk about or explore.
Counselling is usually a longer term relationship than coaching alone starting with weekly sessions for two to three months and then decreasing to bi-weekly or monthly sessions as you need them. Some people start out with bi-weekly sessions depending on why they have started the counselling process.
I offer help in the following areas: