Counselling honours your experience and your courage to lean into those thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Showing compassion towards the parts of you and others that maybe difficult to be with, and exploring how to nurture healthy approaches that lead to inner peace and tolerance of suffering.
Like a well seasoned gardener tends to the deep-rooted weeds before sowing the seeds to grow, counselling looks at the deep-rooted areas to clear a path with tools that also nurture the space to grow.
Coaching looks at the plan and direction of your healing and growth experience. Acknowledging acceptance, awareness and action as part of the counselling process to move through any challenges, unexpressed emotions or sense of feeling stuck.
As outlined in the BACP ethical framework, for anyone choosing to start counselling, therapy or coaching, it’s about finding what works for you in a respectful partnership, focusing on your wellbeing.