Progressive Counselling & Coaching
Progressive Counselling – what is it?
Progressive Counselling starts with where you are, here and now. You are helped in a caring and confidential way to clarify and find understanding of the problem, yourself and what outcomes you wish to have. Sometimes a person comes with one issue and underneath that there may be knots that need to be unravelled, so that the fuller picture can emerge.
The aim of Progressive Counselling is to empower you to reach solutions and build inner strength as quickly as possible. To enable this, there may be issues from the past which need to be looked at in order to bring more understanding to the present. This is always with your full agreement, and proceeds at your pace.
How does Progressive Counselling work?
For example, a person may come with a difficulty at home. Relationships with some family members may be strained. We explore what is happening in that situation. This may highlight some issues in your way of communicating with others, perhaps a lack of confidence or belief in yourself? Or perhaps there may be adjustments needed in boundaries within family relationships.
From there we may explore how other relationships in your life are and how you would like them to be. We would look at ways of taking a step by step approach to building your confidence, building on each step to empower yourself towards meaningful and effective relationships, with the fundamental foundation of respect.
Throughout this you would be given much support, encouragement and practical tools and techniques to help you in your everyday life.
In each session we would look at what works for you and what you find less helpful, thus tailoring the progress to suit your needs.
How do I know that I can work with you as the counsellor?
The counselling relationship is built on trust and confidence in the counsellor which comes about through a warm and understanding approach, with no judgement and the foundation of respect and attitude that you are doing your best here and now. From that foundation can come the ability to share deep inner feelings and to take steps towards self-acceptance, resolution of difficulties, inner strength and harmony.
What areas can Progressive Counselling help?
Some of the issues that are helped include the following:-
- Relationship problems
- Family difficulties
- Anger management
- Stress and Depression
- Work-related issues
- Financial problems
- Bereavement and Loss
- Difficult thoughts and feelings, (e.g. worry and fear)
- Couple Counselling and Marriage Counselling
- Health problems
- Acquired brain injuries – counselling for patients and partners/spouses
- Death and Passing
The number of sessions needed depends on the duration and severity of the issues. However, this is discussed and agreed in the initial session, and reviewed on a very regular basis.