Our COVID-19 Response
At Essential Counselling, the health and safety of our clients is the highest priority.
We have therefore decided to keep offering online counselling only via Skype and Zoom.
Contact us at 07482649539 or to get started!
Why is it important to treat mental illness?
Talking is important but to be actively listened to is essential if counselling is to be of benefit.
Counselling offers a safe and confidential space where you can freely explore your problems with a trained professional who can support your needs whilst enabling you to make positive decisions about your life.
Counselling does not give suggestions, nor does it give advice.
You will be listened to in a non-judgmental environment where you will be helped to have insight into your thoughts and feelings.
6 Steps to Benefiting the Most From Counselling
Use Your Time - arrive a few minutes early to mentally prepare yourself before entering your session and forget about the clock when you are in the session.
Apply Your Session - in between meetings, apply what you've taken to your life and be mindful; make note of changes you are working on and that you want to make.
Journal - take note of your thoughts and feelings; don't stress about writing a lot, just record your feelings and thoughts as you go - it may help to bring it to your next session.
Be Open and Honest - do not try to censor your feelings or any questions you may have -always express what you are feeling. Don't be afraid to try new things and feel free to speak what's on your mind, even if it does seem off topic.
Be Proactive - your therapist is not here to answer questions for you but rather to guide you to your own answers.
Be Ready for Change - know that in order for therapy to succeed, you may have to make some changes to get there; but don't worry - your therapist is here to help you with these changes