Traditional Counselling Services

Traditional Counselling can be utilised to help you cope with a number of problems you may be encountering in your life. It is an opportunity to express thoughts and feelings about your personal difficulties in a non-judgmental atmosphere and look at ways of working through those difficulties. It is not about offering advice, but rather helping you to understand your life better and make changes which are right for you.

Some common issues that are brought to counselling include low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, family, relationships, identity, sexuality, loss, stress, illness, the aftermath of abuse or other trauma.

Group work can be utilised to focus upon similar problems but in this case you are also supported by others who have also experienced trauma/similar experiences. The process is often referred to as Experiential Learning. This is a generally considered as a process of Learning through experiences. However, more specifically, it is Learning through reflection on experiences. Groups are an environment where you can share and reflect upon your (and others) experiences, safely without judgement.  

Where and When

Initially, you will be offered a free consultation to discuss your needs. If it is agreed that you would benefit from a model of counselling offered by True4Life you will be offered a series of appointments. These are usually at our office.

Groups often meet at prearranged venues. True4Life will endeavour to ensure the consistency of time and place. However, on occasion this may not be possible. If this is the case you will be notified of an appropriate alternative in advance.

How long will it take?

This can vary a great deal from person to person. There is no set number of appointments. However, to start with I would suggest that we met a minimum number of 5 to 6 times. This would enable you to explore the presenting problem and decide whether you would like to consider continuing. Your initial appointments would be offered on a weekly basis and then, after the initial appointments, if you decide to continue we can look at whether to reduce the frequency incrementally or remain the same. This will usually be decided between yourself and the counsellor.

With regards to group work, the group will meet on a regular basis. Usually, 4weekly. You will be expected to try to attend every month.

What Next

If you require further information, or would like to arrange a free consultation, please do not hesitate to contact True4Life. We will then arrange a time that suits you.