COUNSELLING

 

WHAT IS COUNSELLING?

Counselling offers you the opportunity to talk through your challenges or concerns in a safe setting with a trained professional who will listen carefully to your experiences. You will be given the space to air your thoughts, feelings and opinions without being judged. The aim of the sessions will be defined at the beginning of our time together. Counselling is to help you face challenges and resolve hidden hurts and pain, become more self-aware and develop a better understanding of the self hence improving well-being and life.

 

Counsellors do not give advice or tell you what to do but they rather assist you in identifying and understanding your thought process and uncovering any root issues. Whilst giving you a fresh perspective, counsellors can support you with strategies to help overcome the presenting issues or identify ways of coping or managing them.

 

Counselling is the not the same as talking to a friend, it is a talking therapy with a person who is qualified to help you deal with all the negative emotions you are feeling. A majority of people typically find talking to a professional counsellor much easier than to a friend or loved on as your counsellor is not personally involved in the situation and is able to listen to you in a non-judgmental manner.

 

I believe there is no such thing as a “cookie-cutter” format for counselling, thus, each session with Serene Counselling Services is tailored to the individual and their specific needs.


Within counselling there is a wide range of different approaches, the specific approach used with a client will be determined by your counsellor based solely on you as an individual and the issues you are facing. The main forms of approaches used at Serene Counselling Service include:

HOW CAN COUNSELLING HELP YOU?

Counselling can be beneficial for anyone who wants to explore their thoughts and/or feelings as well as anyone facing a challenge or issue they wish to overcome. Counselling at Serene Counselling Service is open to everyone dealing with a wide range of issues from day-to-day stresses such as work-life balance and stress, traumatic events such as loss of a loved one and psychological challenges such as depression.

 

However, counselling is not only offered to individuals facing challenges but is also very beneficial for individuals seeking self-awareness and self- knowledge “Who Am I” leading to greater clarity and more confidence in their lives.

Areas of counselling dealt with at Serene Counselling Service include, but are not limited to:

 

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM OUR COUNSELLING SERVICE?

 

If you have decided to try counselling, you may be feeling a bit nervous about the experience which is perfectly normal. However, making the decision to seek help and face your issues is an important first step to your self-growth and is very commendable.

 

Whilst seeking counselling with Serene Counselling Service you will find yourself in a warm, safe, non-judgmental and dependable environment which will allow you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions. In our first session we will talk about what has brought you to counselling and what you would like to achieve from our time together; this will bring a clear focus to the future sessions. During your counselling sessions, we aim to build a trust-worthy and meaningful client-counsellor relationship which will allow you to express and explore feelings in a safe place particularly in emotionally significant or challenging times. Our overall aim is to help our clients to challenge their understanding and belief systems of their world and identify how to improve their ways of thinking, believing and living.

 

Each person will have their own unique experience and outcome from counselling. This may include but is certainly not limited to: resolution on certain aspects of your life - past and present, self-development and enhancement, a greater understanding of the self, a clearer perspective of life and future goals and the ability to overcome life changing situations and handle the day-to-day stresses of life and much more.

Different types of counselling offered by Serene Counseling Service:

  • Individual Counselling (face-to-face)

  • Couples Counselling

  • Family/Group Counselling

  • Telephone Counselling

  • Online Counselling (Skype, Email) - if you are unable to attend the practice there is the option of having sessions via a secure connection online.

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CONTACT US

London, United Kingdom

lydia@serenecounselling.org 

+44 (0) 777 542 7576