Questions to ask if you're Considering Counselling

If you're considering counselling, it's important to ask yourself some questions to help determine whether it's the right decision for you. Questions can help you assess your readiness and willingness to pursue counselling, and can also help you identify any potential barriers or concerns that you may need to address before beginning therapy.

Here are some questions you could ask yourself: 

1. What are my main concerns and issues that I would like to address in counselling?

Maybe you don't the answer to this one yet, but it's useful to have a think about what you would like from the experience. You might feel that you need to make a change but consider narrowing this down slightly. What don't you want to experience anymore? What situation do you want to change? 

2. What type of counselling will suit me best? 

Talking therapies differ in their approach and it can be difficult to know where to start when looking at all of the types available. Read a bit more about the types of counselling available here. 


You might want to start by simply talking through your problems with someone that you feel comfortable with, to get help and guidance with making sense of your thoughts and current situation.


3. Do I feel like I could benefit from the support and guidance of a trained professional?

Having a support system around you is so beneficial, but sometimes it's hard to open up to friends and family about what you're going through.

Talking with a counsellor can give you a safe space, time to reflect, and the chance to talk openly and honestly about multiple areas of your life. Your counsellor will help to equip with skills and coping mechanisms, and will help you to become more self-aware, so that you gain a better understanding of how your behaviours impact you and those around you. 


4. Am I willing to actively participate in the counselling process and take steps to make positive changes in my life?

Counselling doesn't give you all of the solutions, but with guidance and skill, it's possible to get to a place of positive wellbeing and to make positive changes in your life. Remember that you get back what you put in, and if you feel ready to grow your self-awareness and to explore what holds you back and drives you forward, counselling may be right for you. 


Connect with our counsellors

You might have questions for a counsellor too. At Me and My Therapy, we understand that it's important to find counselling that's right for you, that's why we offer a free consultation where you can ask us anything and we can get to know each other before you make a decision.

Connect with us by visiting our website or by dropping us an email here, we'd be more than happy to help.

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