What is counselling?
Counselling is a professional helping relationship between a counsellor and a client. It's characterised by a private, confidential and purposeful conversation designed to empower you to achieve mental health or bring about effective change.
How does counselling work?
During a counselling session, the role of the counsellor is to allow you to talk about your problems in detail and to help you explore your thoughts comprehensively. This will help you to identify the primary cause of your problems and reveal any unhelpful thought patterns.
Your counsellor will work with you to formulate an action plan to help you cope with or overcome such issues. Counselling respects diversity and seeks to understand problems or challenges from your perspective. As a result, it doesn’t try to fit you into a pre-existing diagnostic framework.
What types of issues can be addressed in counselling?
Pretty much everything! Here at Unveiling Pearls, we specialise in self esteem, confidence issues, self sabotage and anxiety.
How can counselling help me?
Gaining insight into your problems and challenges, thus increasing your ability to think rationally about your feelings and actions.
Cognitive change, whereby you’re able to modify or replace maladaptive thought patterns or irrational beliefs arising from self-destructive behaviour.
Relating well with others, including your family, friends, and colleagues.
Increasing your self-awareness, thus becoming more aware of thoughts and feelings that you’ve blocked or denied.
Problem-solving or finding solutions to problems you couldn’t initially solve alone.
Self-acceptance by helping you acknowledge experiences that were the source of self-rejection or self-criticism.
Improving your quality of life
Building your self-esteem
Is counselling confidential?
Counselling is confidential. However, if the counsellor believes either your life is at risk or the life of another is at risk, the counsellor will notify the authorities.
What should I expect in my first counselling session?
Firstly, we offer an inital free 15 minute call to discuss in a bit more detail what you want to get out of counselling. If after this call we both believe we can work together, we will schedule our first counselling session. This session goes deeper into the issues you would like to address, as well as your goals for counselling.
Where are the sessions held?
Counselling sessions are held online and face to face in Uxbridge.
How much and how regular are the counselling sessions?
Counselling sessions can be weekly or bi-weekly at the same time and day. The cost is £60 for 50 minutes.