Some unifying themes among counseling psychologists include a focus on assets and strengths, person–environment interactions, educational and career development, brief interactions, and a focus on intact personalities.
Counseling is a wonderful twentieth-century invention. We live in a complex, busy, changing world. In this world, there are many different types of experiences that are difficult for people to cope with. Most of the time, we find ways of dealing with such problems in living by talking to family, friends, neighbors, priests or our family doctor. But occasionally their advice is not sufficient, or we are too embarrassed or ashamed to tell them what is bothering us, or we just don’t have an appropriate person to turn to. Counseling is a really useful option at these moments.
In most places, counseling is available fairly quickly, and costs little or nothing. The counselor does not diagnose or label you, but does his or her best to listen to you and work with you to find the best ways to understand and resolve your problem. For the majority of people, between one and six meetings with a counselor are sufficient to make a real difference to what was bothering them.
The aims of Counseling
Counseling improves your self-knowledge, wellbeing, health, and clarity of mind. It offers the opportunity to improve your life and comes with an overall feeling of positive change that manifests into a more fulfilling and productive life. Counseling will make you feel more inspired, motivated, and organized. You will be ready to tackle anything! It helps one with:
Insight. Understanding of the origins and development of emotional difficulties, leading to an increased capacity to take rational control over feelings and actions.
Relating with others. Becoming better able to form and maintain meaningful and satisfying relationships with other people.
Self-awareness. Becoming more aware of thoughts and feelings that had been blocked off or denied.
Self-acceptance. The development of a positive attitude towards one self.
Self-actualization. Moving in the direction of fulfilling potential or achieving an integration of previously conflicting parts of self.
Problem-solving. Finding a solution to a specific problem that the client had not been able to resolve alone.
Psychological education. Enabling the client to acquire ideas and techniques with which to understand and control behavior.
Acquisition of social skills. Learning and mastering social and interpersonal skills.
Benefits of Counseling
We understand that each client, family, child, youth, couple, marriage, etc. has their own unique set of experiences, and we tailor our approach to suit those specific needs. Here are some Benefits:
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At MBS Holistic Clinic, we operate using a solution-focused and client-centered approach. We respect confidentiality.