What does ‘change’ mean?

Counselling as a therapy and therapeutic process does not provide a cure to a person’s mental illness nor aims to solve life’s challenges. However, counselling can help improve a person’s quality of life whether this means exploring relationship issues or perception of self as one gets older or coping with a disability or chronic health condition. Some other ways of ‘doing’ change in counselling are described below (AIFS, 2016). Positive expectations and hope Relationship factors (trust, caring) Permission to explore new areas Telling a personal story Feeling understood and heard Facing fears Reduction of stress New insights and understandings Suggestions for problem solving Focus on present

Why see a counsellor?

Some people don't know where to start or reasons to engage in therapy. Talking therapies can help with many difficult life problems - from coping with traumatic experiences and events to dealing with depression and anxiety or managing harmful emotions and behaviours. This site has a A-Z selection of possible problems that you can refer to for therapy with me or any other mental health professional (BACP 2018). Read more HERE. #carolinecounselling #counsellingforchange #change #anxiety