Questions and Answers
What does a Counselor do?
A Counselor is a professional, who aims at improving the quality of life and the suffering of people. Counselors welcome clients who have the necessity to prevent, face and solve temporary issues. Together with their clients, they build specific ‘plans of action’ in relation to those issues. A Counselor can work in the private and and pubblic sector, acting as a facilitator to foster harmony, to help improve professional relationships and to generate an overall sense of wellbeing among professionals.
What is a counseling session?
A counseling session is an interaction between two human beings, where a counselling professional adopt specific methodologies and techniques to help the other person solve the presenting issues, without a deep-rooted disruption of their personality.
What are the aims of the sessions?
The sessions’ main aim is to improve clients’ self-awareness of their relational modality, in order to help them develop analytical skills of the reported issue, expand their resources to deal with specific situations and to promote autonomy and efficacy of choices.
What is the difference between counseling and psychotherapy?
Counseling sessions are short-term and aim at identifying and solving the issues that are causing discomfort to clients or are making them feel stuck. Psychotherapy sessions are long-term and aims at raising awareness on those issues in order to explore their origins, often rooted in childhood, and the ways in which they are affecting the present. Both counseling and psychotherapy offer an opportunity for personal growth.
How long does a journey of counseling last?
The duration depends on the client. Sessions are usually on a weekly basis. Every month counselor and client make a review of the counseling sessions and together they decide how and whether to proceed. When clients feel those issues have been solved and feel confident they can deal with them on their own, then they will decide that they are ready to end the sessions. Autonomy of choices is encouradged throughout the conselling work to foster empowerment and indenpendence.
How and where will the sessions be held?
The sessions can be held in person in my private practice or online. They can be done in Italian or in English.