It is the role of Walking Life's Path to 'walk' WITH individuals, couples & families, to empower them to 'walk away' more self-reliant with a greater sense of hope for the future.
The role of counselling is to neither lead nor follow, though sometimes both are necessary,
but to 'walk alongside', going where you, the counselee, wants to go, exploring what you want to explore.
Walking Life's Path was created in order to 'walk' with those seeking help, to clarify and set about reaching their goals, with the primary objective being to empower them to make the right decisions in order to reach said goals, and to be able to 'walk away' more self-reliant, with a new or revised set of skills and a greater sense of hope for the future.
Counselling can be particularly helpful if an issue is difficult to face alone or you are unsure how to deal with it. Counselling is about working with you on strategies to overcome obstacles and personal challenges that you are facing.
It's not always a matter of being 'unable to cope' but needing the right tools to deal with a situation or issue, whatever that may be. Counselling gives the opportunity to talk to someone outside of the issue which can help you gain clarity on the situation.
Professional counsellors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behaviour change and optimal mental health.
Any subjects or experiences, from an everyday concern to a unique circumstance or situation (like a separation), are suitable for a counselling session. Counselling addresses concerns across many lifestyle and life stage events and circumstances.
It is important to understand that counselling is not a 'quick fix', in fact it can be very challenging. It is a very healing process that often takes time and patience.