What we Provide
If you are looking for counselling in Lincoln, Lincolnshire to help you through a challenging time or situation, or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, Lincoln Counselling are looking forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
We understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help and encourage you to explore our site and contact us for information or to schedule an appointment. Lincoln Counselling are based near Lincoln County Hospital in Lincoln LN2 4US.
The type of counselling that you require will become more visible once we've had a telephone assessment. We can then move forwards to the consultation and put a plan in place that best helps you.
We treat clients for:
Grief & Loss
Addiction & Recovery
and many more...
At Lincoln Counselling we can set out a 6 week plan which can include any our services.
For example, in blocks of 6 over 6 weeks.
What is Counselling?
Counselling is an umbrella term used to cover a range of talking therapies. Counselling offers the unique opportunity for you and your therapist to set aside time to talk, think and feel about whatever has brought you to therapy. This might be past or present life events, relationships, behaviours, feelings or emotions.
Counselling can be short term or long term as discussed and agreed between you and your therapist. We feel at Hypnotherapy Plus that the relationship is unique to you and what you are looking to gain from therapy.
The aim of counselling is to offer the opportunity for growth, change and enhanced wellbeing in a safe, boundaried and confidential space.
Many people will, at some point in their lives, find themselves in the role of a counsellor without having a true understanding of the concept of counselling or what the role of the professional counsellor entails.
There is a big difference between a professional counsellor and a person who uses some counselling skills as part of their role, for example their role as a friend or colleague. A professional counsellor is a highly trained individual who is able to use a different range of counselling approaches with their clients, creating an alliance that fosters beneficence.
Here at Lincoln Counselling, we provide counselling services that are professionally driven and committed to providing the best therapeutic service available.
The process that occurs when a client and counsellor set aside time in order to explore difficulties which may include the stressful or emotional feelings of the client.
The act of helping the client to see things more clearly, possibly from a different view-point. This can enable the client to focus on feelings, experiences or behaviour, with a goal to facilitating positive change.
A relationship of trust. Confidentiality is paramount to successful counselling. Professional counsellors will usually explain their policy on confidentiality, they may, however, be required by law to disclose information if they believe that there is a risk to life.
Counselling is Not:
Attempting to sort out the problems of the client.
Expecting or encouraging a client to behave in a way in which the counsellor may have behaved when confronted with a similar problem in their own life.
Getting emotionally involved with the client.
Looking at a client's problems from your own perspective, based on your own value system.
Lincoln Counselling will enable each individual to explore many aspects of their life and feelings, by talking openly and freely. Talking in such a way it is rarely possible with family or friends, who are likely to be emotionally involved and have opinions and biases that may be detrimental to the success of the counselling. It is important that the counsellor is not emotionally involved with the client and does not become so during counselling sessions. The counsellor neither judges, nor offers advice. The counsellor gives the client an opportunity to express difficult feelings such as anger, resentment, guilt and fear in a confidential environment.
The counsellor may encourage the client to examine parts of their lives that they may have found difficult or impossible to face before. There may be some exploration of early childhood experiences in order to throw some light on why an individual reacts or responds in certain ways in given situations. This is often followed by considering ways in which the client may change such behaviours.
Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing the client to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in their attitude and/or behaviour. Effective counselling is not advice-giving and is not acting on someone else's behalf (these are more the roles of a life coach). The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable the client to make their own choices, reach their own decisions and to act upon them accordingly.
If you would like to know more then please contact Lincoln Counselling.