While it’s true everyone feels “sad” during their life, thinking this can be dangerous. People often wait until their feelings spiral out of control, and only when they start affecting their everyday lives do they consider meeting a counsellor. Some people pause, hoping things will get better. Others fear starting counselling because they do not want to deal with their inner feelings. Counselling can help prevent prolonged suffering and help you take control of your life.
Counselling That Fits Your Needs
It’s important to realize that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to counselling. Your therapist may use a different approach to help you resolve your issues than they use for another individual facing similar problems. This is because they recognize your individuality and want to help you in a way that works for you and your situation. While learning to cope with your problems is a significant benefit of counselling, therapy offers plenty of other benefits, including improving self-esteem, developing happier, more functional relationships with your loved ones, and gaining a more positive outlook and healthier lifestyle.
Depending on your situation, you may need one of these counselling methods:
- Family Mediation
When a relationship breaks, there can be tremendous animosity and hurt that can lead to lengthy court proceedings regarding issues such as child custody, finances, and the future. Family mediation can help clear the air by improving communication through individual and joint sessions to help you reach an agreement that keeps your family’s best interests in mind and avoids lengthy court procedures.
- Child and Family Counselling
There are various reasons why a child may need counselling. Behavioural problems at home or school, bullying, mood swings, and substance abuse are all concerns. Divorce also adversely affects a child, even more so when they do not feel like their voice is being heard. Depending on the situation, your counsellor may recommend child and family counselling or understanding what your child wants through the Voice of a Child Report.
- Art Therapy
Art therapy is a form of counselling that goes beyond simply talking to using art to express your feelings. It helps connect your mind and body by using different media like clay and paints to express yourself. You don’t need to be an artist to explore art therapy, you simply need to be open to new possibilities.
- Sandtray Therapy
Sandtray therapy is a hands-on form of therapy that helps children and adults express complex thoughts and feelings. This form of therapy is particularly effective for those who have trouble vocalizing difficult emotions and may have suffered trauma, abuse, or loss, among others.
- Clinical Supervision
When you work in a field where you help others solve their problems, like social work, it can feel like you’re working in isolation. Coaching and feedback from an experienced mental health counsellor can give you fresh insights into your work in a judgement-free zone.
- Counselling Services
Long or short-term counselling services can help in different situations, whether dealing with everyday life and feelings or working through a specific issue.
Eugenio Counselling offers a comfortable, supportive, and safe space to explore complex issues affecting your life, including anxiety, grief, depression, and family counselling. They offer a free 30-minute initial session to help determine if the therapy (and the therapist) fit you. Book your first counselling session today.