Psychological Counselling holds out the promise to help people who are hurting and in need.
When the process works as it is supposed to, lives can be changed in lasting and profound ways.
- Clients can gain awareness and understanding of themselves and their emotional life.
- They can confront traumas and tragedies and come to terms with these events in a way that will not leave them numb or paralysed.
- They can become happier and more fulfilled or at least less miserable.
- They can learn new behaviours as well as how to teach themselves new behaviours.
- They can learn to trust or to trust more wisely.
- They can become more aware of what values they affirm, what makes their life meaningful. They can develop a sense of well-being and become better able to love and to work.
(Kenneth S. Pope/ Melba J.T. Vasquez Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counselling)
InsideOutYOU Counselling acknowledges and commits to the code of ethics of the Professional Counsellor’s Association. Standing on this foundation, the ethical values taken in consideration by our Professional Counsellors are the following:
- As Counsellors, we are members of the mental health profession.
- The ethical responsibilities of Counsellors are founded upon the recognition that therapy involves trust, as well as power and caring.
- The process of informed consent provides both the patient and therapist with an opportunity to make sure that they adequately understand their shared venture.
Right now I can only hypnotize you,
persuade you; make you believe that I’m right. You don’t know.
I’m just preaching about something.
You wouldn’t learn from my words.
Learning is discovery.
There is no other means of effective learning
You can tell a child a thousand times,
“The stove is hot!” It doesn’t help.
The child has to discover it for himself.
And I hope I can assist you in learning,
in discovering something about yourself.