Psychological counselling is intended to support a person when difficulties in life arise. At the appointment, you can discuss any tensions and difficult situations in your life that make you feel uneasy and cause strong negative emotions. A psychologist helps people to better understand and articulate their problems, thoughts, fears, desires, and feelings. They analyse the factors that have led to a specific situation. Together with the client, appropriate solutions to the situation are sought, bearing in mind the difficulties that may arise and the factors that contribute to the persistence of the problem.
In psychological counselling, it is important that the client and the psychologist work together – this ensures the most effective outcome.
Common reasons why people see a psychologist include stress, tension, anxiety, addictions, problems with concentration, sleep disorders, eating disorders, problems at school or work or in relationships (e.g. self-esteem), and health problems that have caused changes in mood and general well-being. The person may also be affected by low self-esteem, loss of motivation, difficulty in starting and/or planning activities, difficult life events such as the death of a loved one, a break-up, a traumatic event, etc.