James Ward counselling
unit 4 24 Arrad street
Liverppol city centre L7 7BP
(its behind the annexe on Hope Street next to the everyman).
We have put together the most frequently asked questions about our counselling approach for you. Check out our FAQs.
A session with me lasts 60 minutes. I recommend weekly sessions on or around the same time and date each week if possible(dependant upon clients availability).
Between the sessions, clients are encouraged to think about and process what was discussed and explored in the sessions together. At times, you may be asked to do something specific outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping records. For the therapy to "work," you must be an active participant, both during and between the therapy sessions.Homework may also be given in the form of worksheets or clients may be asked to write a journal etc.
light bulb moments can happen for the client and the counsellor during the sessions together but they can also occur when the client is away from therapy also. This is when something or someone triggers a thought reaction or level of clarity and awareness whilst you are attending to your day to day life.
A number of benefits are available from participating. Often it is helpful just to know that someone understands them.
Counselling can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or may point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from counselling depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Clients often arrive in an unhealthy situation and after a series of sessions together they can leave a healthy,whole person.
You may have something you have kept a secret for many years and cannot talk about it with your family or loved ones which can be discussed with a counsellor. Exploring such issues and working with them can help the person feel better and help them find answers they may need to resolve such issues going forward.