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What to expect from counselling



In counselling you are helped to explore your difficulties and concerns and to develop more satisfying and resourceful ways of living. All our counsellors are members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors or Psychotherapists who are professionally trained in an established theoretical framework and are exprected to:

  • be trustworthy
  • respect your confidentiality
  • listen to you carefully and sensitively
  • help you to sort out how you would like things to be different
  • support you in making the changes you choose to make


A COUNSELLOR CAN HELP YOU TO:

  • explore your emotions, thoughts and behaviour
  • become more aware of yourself, your values and what motivates you
  • plan and set goals
  • improve your relationships
  • reduce your stress
  • develop your sense of well-being
  • do things differently and bring about change in your life


A COUNSELLOR MAY ALSO:

  • see you on your own or with support people
  • give you helpful information
  • discuss with you who else you could talk to about your difficulties
  • act on your behalf with your consent
  • refer you to someone more appropriate

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