What is counseling?
Counselling is a kind of talking therapy that allows a person to speak to a trained professional about their problems and feelings in a confidential and supportive environment.
A counselor is trained to listen with empathy. They can help you with any negative emotions that you may have. Counselling can help manage different health conditions such as depressions, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Whenever you choose to see a counselor, it is important to choose a counselor that you are comfortable with.
What to expect from counseling?
During your counselling sessions, you’ll be encouraged to express your feelings and emotions. By discussing your concerns with you, the counselor can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, as well as untangling your feelings and worries and finding ways of dealing with them.
Counseling can “double a woman’s chances of surviving breast cancer”
Trusting your counselor
A good counselor will focus and listen to you without judging or criticising you. They may help you find out how you could go about dealing with your problems, but would not tell you what to do.
For counselling to be effective, you need to build a trusting and safe relationship with your counselor. If you feel that you and your counselor aren’t getting along, or that you’re not benefiting from your sessions, you should discuss this with them.
Your counselor will try to
- Listen properly to you without interrupting
- Help you sort out and untangle your feelings and worries
- Give you some insight into how you really think and feel
- Help you express your emotions in your own way
- Help you work out your own solutions to problems
- Support you while you do all this
Who you can talk to
If you would like to talk to someone outside your friends and family, you can phone us on +2348094442223. You can see a counselor for an hour every Fridays by appointments only.