Individual counselling is a one to one relationship between the client and the therapist. Where the client talks about the problems they are experiencing. The Client is in control of the session and will decide what they would like to discuss.
There are many benefits to working in a therapeutic relationship with a professional counsellor on an individual basis. It can be a relief to tell someone who is impartial about difficulties you have struggled with on your own. You may have a longstanding concern, be encountering new difficulties, or simply have a sense that something isn’t right.
A professional can help to normalise your experience and place it in context, bring objectivity, critical distance, and experience of dealing with problems of all kinds. This often leads to seeing a problem in a new way, and feeling more able to get to grips with it. Initially we will work together to make sense of your experience, to conceptualise your problems in new ways, and to think together about how you might move forward.