Counselling is a joint commitment between the counsellor and the client. It is an interactive process: a shared journey that explores the clients feelings, attitudes and behaviour. Whether there is a current issue that is troubling a client, or they are coming to terms with something from the past, counselling can help them overcome difficulties and move forward with their lives. It is important at the outset of counselling that both the counsellor and the client agree where this journey will lead, and the means by which they will get there.
The process of exploring thoughts, feelings, concerns and actions can help to develop self-awareness and insight into how a person relates both to themselves, and to those around them. Counselling can help bring about growth and change that has a positive impact on a client’s ability to understand themselves, deal with issues, and relate to others.