Jilby Augustine MBACP and UKCP
MSc in Counselling.
WHY COUNSELLING?
Sometimes we wonder....
Is it actually a big deal? Or am I making it a big deal? Am I the problem? What is the use of talking about it? Nothing is going to change..... These are the times a counsellor can be of help. If there is someone to share your thoughts and worries, who is trustworthy, non-judgemental and empathic, I believe you can find your way forward. Sometimes it can be enough to talk to our loved ones, but sometimes it feels too silly or too complicated, even to yourself. Maybe you are coping with all the pressures very well on the surface, but you know that you are struggling on the inside. That’s where my role comes in. I don’t believe in advising because I believe you are the expert of your life and if anybody can find solutions to your problems, it will be you. We all have the answers within ourselves.
Why don’t I give advice? You know that feeling of “why can’t I just do what other people say” or “I did what everybody said but it still doesn’t feel right.” Only when it comes from within you will the answer be right and feel right.
“It is the client who knows what hurts, what direction to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried.”Carl Rogers -Father of Person-centred Counselling