This section of the website is about self help in counselling, both during and afterwards. Fortunately, there is a vast amount of self help material on the internet and in bookstores these days. However, I have decided to add a few pointers here, when I come across something useful by way of self help in counselling.
As a counsellor, I work with people from a few weeks to a few years. But I am not here to keep you in counselling indefinitely. Good counselling should leave you with an improved ability to support yourself practically or emotionally, according to your needs. In fact, building up your own own internal resources is a vital part of managing better in future. Discovering that you can take even the tiniest step in support of yourself may boost your sense of being able to make the changes you want.
That process doesn’t have to wait until the end of counselling. It can start as early as you are ready for it. That may come quickly or it may take time.
A quick word of warning: if you suffer from trauma symptoms, and even if you don’t, please think carefully about what to watch and read before clicking on a link. Learning when to challenge yourself a little and when to protect yourself is an important part of managing your self-care.