Counselling can be an effective means for a client to obtain relief from emotional pain, discover a direction for their lives, and receive feedback that can facilitate change. Good therapists work with a client in the hopes that the client may see better ways to behave, interact, and function and act on those in their own way. A counsellor will attempt to give the client an opportunity to explore, discover and clarify ways of living more satisfyingly and resourcefully. A therapist should assist the client in gaining insight, exploring feelings and making changes in their life. Counselling may be brief or lengthy, depending on the clients' needs.
Life changes every day for every person in some way.
We all face changes every day – whether it is a simple change of our schedule, the weather or what we chose to eat or wear on that day. We each deal with change in a different way and change affects us each differently as well.
We are generally left to deal with the daily ebb and flow of life and are comfortable with the small changes we see and make every day. However, sometimes there is a change that seemingly occurs out of nowhere and totally shakes you to the core. These can be job changes, marriage or relationship changes, illness, the birth of a child, a recent empty nest or even something as major as the death of aloved one – all of which have a very different impact upon your life. No matter the change we experience, how we embrace that change will forever impact how we are able to live with the change.
Counselling can enable clients to work towards personal growth, experience healthy relationships, address existential concerns and learn valuable skills for our lives.
Resilience is defined as an individual's ability to properly adapt to stress and adversity, usually in the face of change.
Resilience is that indescribable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life, yet come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes. Psychologists have identified some of the factors that go towards making a person resilient. Among them are a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate emotions, and the ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback. Even after a big life change, resilient people are fortunate with such an outlook that they are able to change course and keep on moving forward.
Counselling can assist you with building up your resilience, increasing your ability to bounce back after disruptive change or adversity.