How Mental Health Counselling Works
Mental health counselling is a formal, purposeful partnership between a client and a mental health professional and based on sound research and uses techniques proven to be effective.
Counselling is a process of varying lengths during which a mental health counsellor and a client work together to explore problems and develop the skills and mindset needed to transcend challenges and live a life of emotional balance. The length of the counselling process varies depending on the individual and the mental health disorder or distress. It can continue anywhere from a few weekly sessions to months or, sometimes, years of occasional sessions.
People seek counselling for a number of different reasons. Counselling is for mental illness such as depression, anxiety, depression as well as for specific life stresses, such as a toxic workplace with a bullying boss, abuse, anger, bereavement/loss, domestic issues, lack of confidence/low self-esteem, marital/relationship/home issues, overwhelm, stress, burnout Shame, sadness, Sexual abuse, sexuality, stress, self-harm, suicide, separation, Trauma, terror, lack of control and inability to cope with change (This is not an exhaustive list)
Clinical Mental Health Counselling Approach
Our counselling services integrates a combination of methods in order to understanding a person’s background, emotions, thoughts and behaviours. Mental health counsellors choose from a plethora of approaches when helping someone. The approach we use is a combination of Transactional Analysis, Solution Focussed and Personal Centred as well as Mindful practices. A highly integrative approach adapted to the individual(s) needs and what would work best for them and their wellbeing.
Transactional analysis (TA) is a widely recognised form of modern psychology that involves a set of practical conceptual tools designed to promote personal growth and change. It is considered a fundamental therapy for well-being and for helping individuals to reach their full potential in all aspects of life. Throughout therapy, the TA therapist will work directly on here and now problem-solving behaviours, whilst helping you to develop day-to-day tools for finding constructive creative solutions. The ultimate goal is to ensure you regain absolute autonomy over your life.
Benefits of Mental Health Counselling
Counselling indeed helps many people; approximately 80 percent of people in counselling reap benefits (Seligman, 2006). When people engage in mental health counselling, they often gain:
- personal empowerment
- the overcoming of demoralisation caused by social stigma
- acceptance of life
- personal insight
- life skills
- prevention of future mental health distress
Mental health counselling improves and even saves lives. Seeking counselling is a sign of courage and strength because it’s an important step in taking charge of mental health and creating the life that you deserve, a life worth living.