People seek counseling for a range of problems such as depression, despair, anxiety, failing marriages, faltering careers,additions, loss and grief. Counseling includes a wide range of talk therapies that help increase self-awareness, and personal growth. There are many techniques that a counselor uses to bring about change, however the most important condition for change occurs in the counselor client relationship.
Counselors maintain confidentiality, conversation free from judgment, acceptance, and empathy for the client’s unique experience. As trust develops in the counseling relationship, clients are able to share their experience with honesty in ways that is not ordinarily possible with personal friendships and loved ones. The counselor helps the client develop self understanding which is central to letting go of pain, grievances, anxiety and their behavioral consequences.