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The Life-Changing Benefits of Counselling: Why Seeking Help is a Sign of Strength

Embarking on the quest for self-discovery and emotional wellbeing is a courageous choice, and the benefits of engaging in counselling has been proven to be nothing short of transformative. Seventy-five percent of people who participated in counselling found they had an improvement in their overall wellbeing (https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/psychotherapy#:~:text=About%2075%20percent%20of%20people,show%20some%20benefit%20from%20it.&text=Psychotherapy%20has%20been%20shown%20to,in%20the%20brain%20and%20body.).



Seeking help through counselling is not an admission of weakness but rather a courageous acknowledgement that we all have challenges in our lives that sometimes require additional.


What is the purpose of counselling?

The main goal of counselling is to create a safe space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, foster self-awareness and build resilience. Counselling is not about fixing; it’s about understanding, healing and ultimately empowering you to navigate the challenges of life and all its complexities with newfound strength.


Different types of counselling

Counselling is far from a one-size-fits-all method and each therapist will work from their own individual skill set and expertise. This is a good thing as it means you can find a therapist who fits well with you, who you feel understands you and will effectively support you as you achieve your therapeutic goals.


While each therapist works in their own unique way, there are common approaches among them all. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) helps reframe negative thought patterns, Psychodynamic Therapy delves into the unconscious, the Humanistic approaches like Person-Centred Therapy prioritises personal growth. Diverse therapeutic tools such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DB) and Existential Therapy cater to various needs, offering each person the opportunity to choose a path that aligns with their unique needs.


The EMJ Counselling Approach

At EMJ Counselling, each person is seen as an individual, and therapy is tailored to them. You are encouraged to set some goals: What would you like to get out of counselling? What changes would you like to see in your life? For some people it is the need to feel listened to as they talk through their thoughts and feelings and find clarity in the way forward. Others seek a more guided approach, allowing me to support them through learning new techniques and interventions to help them find long-term solutions that promote lasting change.


Whichever it may be for you, EMJ Counselling can provide you with the tools you need to help improve your emotional wellbeing and overall quality of life. It’s a journey that redefines strength, shattering the stigma surrounding seeking help, and opening doors to a life of resilience, self-awareness, and profound wellbeing. Please reach out today and receive the help you deserve.

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