Aylesbury Confidential Counselling
Jane McPhee-Simpson MBACP (Accred) MA PGDip PstDIP MBSSM
What are the benefits of counselling?
Through the counselling process clients may:
Individuals find that counselling:
v Facilitates exploration of personal difficulties, choices and making of realistic
decisions in order to work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way
v Provides skilled, constructive support
v Helps individuals to cope with stress
v Improves health, morale and communication
v Increases ability to work efficiently
v Promotes personal creativity and insight
v Maximises effectiveness in dealing with personal and relationship issues
v Helps individuals to recognise behaviour patterns in themselves and others
v Allows individuals to regain personal control
v Helps couples and families to make changes in their relationships.Couples and families learn to:
v Reflect on how the past operates in the present.
v Understand how family values, religion, country of origin and philosophy of life affect the relationship.
v Explore how arguments and rows seem to escalate in the same way each time.
v Listen to and understand more about each other.
v Communicate in an easier and more constructive way.
v Resolve conflicts without hurting each other.
v Negotiate difficult decisions.
v Recover the love, respect and fun that has previously been enjoyed.
What if we are separating?
Divorce or separation doesn’t just affect the adults in a relationship – it can affect the way children view relationships for life. Long running disputes can cause pain to the whole family, making it difficult or impossible to live under the same roof, and the problems one person may be going through can impact on other family members.
v If two people decide to separate or divorce, then emotional support can be given through what is inevitably a painful process.
v Help can be given in managing the practical and emotional aspects of being co-parents living apart
v If your family is having problems, you can come for Family Counselling individually, as a small group or the whole family together to help you work things out in a way that is best for everyone.