Why do people enter Counselling?


Simple because they want to make changes in their life!

Clients enter counselling for any number of reasons. Sometimes they will be aware of what they want to discuss and change and sometimes they will be very confused.

The first stage of counselling involves the client talking through their concerns whilst the counsellor listens and makes sure that they understand. The client needs to feel heard and not judged. With young people this can involve play therapy. In order to enter the clients world the relevant materials need to be used in order to make psychological contact. As issues are explored, client and counsellor gain an understanding on the focus and changes start to take effect.

Goal setting, planning and measuring results can therefore be a part of this stage.

“If you always do what you’ve always done you will always have what you’ve always had”

Article by Diane Pulley

Diane Pulley is a BACP accredited and UKRC psychotherapist and Life Coach having graduated from Warwick university. She has worked in private practise for many years with clients presenting various issues, from trauma, depression, anxiety and self confidence. Diane works with both individuals and couples. Her experience has lead her to work with corporate clients delivering stress management training for both staff and management. Aspire You has been born from a personal journey, of Diane's own marriage breaking down after 28 years, when she identified there is a need to support women through this process and help them rebuild their lives. "everyone has the potential to lead fulfilling lives and i am committed to helping individuals achieve that desire"