Counselling is a process of talking about and working through your personal problems
with a counsellor.
The counsellor helps you to address your problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness.
Potential Benefits of Counseling
Below are some examples of what you can gain from personal counseling:
- improved communication and interpersonal skills
- greater self-acceptance and self-esteem
- ability to change self-defeating behaviors/habits
- better expression and management of emotions, including anger
- relief from depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions
- increased confidence and decision-making skills
- ability to manage stress effectively
- improved problem-solving and conflict resolution abilities
- greater sense of self and purpose
- recognition of distorted thinking
Common misconceptions about counselling
Mental health challenges affect millions of people around the world. In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Australia will personally experience a mental health issue, according to the Black Dog Institute. Unfortunately, misconceptions and myths around counselling and talk therapy often discourage people from seeking help and contribute to the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
The truth is that counselling has the ability to help almost anyone with mental health concerns, social issues and personal development. But another truth is that every person is very unique – they will respond to and experience counselling differently and a method that works for one person is not necessarily going to work for someone else. If you have tried counselling before and didn’t find it helpful we encourage you to try again, with a different counsellor and/or different method. At JWCC we monitor our client’s progress and if they are not achieving a certain level of well-being we modify/adapt the method of counselling, including if needed changing the counsellor.