How Counselling Can Help

Regardless of your gender or professional status you are a human being who may from time to time experience difficulties and challenges in life. At these moments in time you are likely to seek support from friends, family or colleagues.

Significant others have an emotional attachment to you and all too often they have a tendency to tell you to do what they think you should do.

At Julie Twist Counselling we will not tell you what to do.  We believe you know yourself better than anyone else and recognise your capability to work through situations and with our help you will:

  • Identify and use your inner resources;
  • Recall coping strategies that have worked for you in the past;
  • Identify and change unhelpful patterns of behaviour;
  • Effectively manage your reaction to your behaviour in relation to others;
  • Identify unhelpful patterns of communication;
  • Communicate more effectively with others;
  • Set realistic achievable goals.

During sessions we will we listen to you and we will hear what you are saying. Our skills enable us to understand your issue from your perspective and how it is affecting you in the “here and now.” It is as if we are “walking in your shoes” and seeing your world “through your eyes”.

We will support you whilst you work through your issues, helping you either resolve or manage your situation more effectively.

When we say “it’s all about you,” that is exactly what we mean. We work with whatever you bring to the session and we work at your pace.