In life, there are many things that we struggle with; from the stresses of regular family life, to friendships, loved ones and even our children. Quite often we seek advice and support from family and friends to make sense of things. At times, this advice can be confusing or unhelpful, and the issue may be too sensitive to discuss in fine detail. Sometimes our support networks can be overbearing or even part of the problem. Counselling is a co-operative relationship where mutual respect, shared responsibility, and trust are key to a beneficial outcome. Commitment in exploring and discussing issues openly is also essential. This provides you with the opportunity to talk, and work together in relation to your situation and the level of support you need. At times it can be difficult to verbalise and clearly articulate what you truly mean, therefore various avenues of expressing emotions can be used. The aim of counselling is for you to get to know yourself at a greater depth and to independently find solutions to your problems.
We work with a wide range of issues such as: Stress, PTSD, addiction, self-harm, trauma, domestic violence, attachment, self-esteem, relationship problems, confidence, anxiety, loss and grief, behavioural issues, depression and sexual abuse. Any issue that may cause emotional and psychological distress can be worked with therapeutically.
The therapeutic journey can aid you into becoming more in tune with yourself and others around you. The impacts of such:
• Aids the managing and resolving of conflicts, solving problems and troubled relationships
• Benefits individuals to recognise, manage and express emotions.
• Creates greater awareness of the impact on others and helps to recognise emotions in other people.
• Helps to build a healthier rapport, empathy and connection with others.
• Explores your thoughts, belief systems, self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness.
• Encompasses the exploration and the understanding of you as a whole, as a person and an individual in your own right.
In the first session, your counsellor will talk you through the counselling process and the contract for counselling. This will help you understand more about what happens in sessions, confidentiality and boundaries. You will also be asked to complete a short assessment form to help describe how you are currently feeling, and a data gathering tool to help measure change. In the following sessions, you will explore more about your situation and what you hope to achieve from counselling. Counselling will help you understand more about yourself, your situation, and ways in which you can move forward. At certain intervals during counselling, you will review how you have progressed, in order to ensure your needs are met. When working with children, as a parent, you will attend the first assessment session and be asked to complete a data gathering tool to assess and measure where your child is emotionally, socially, and psychologically. The counsellor will conduct weekly 1-1 sessions with your child, and every 6-8 week interval they will review the process of the work with yourself and your child.
All counsellors at Kalmer are qualified and trained to help you understand and overcome your current situation. They all possess a diploma qualification in counselling theory and skills, over a three or four-year training programme alongside clinical experience with a wide range of age ranges. Our team of professionals have extensive training backgrounds and experience within a core range of theories, which are adapted & best suited to our client’s unique needs. This ranges from: Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Psychodynamic approaches and/or integrative techniques.
If you’re interested in counselling then please make contact either by phone on 0191 2416731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Where we can gather more information from you and discuss how we move forward with helping you with your query.