Counselling is a safe place to talk about things in your life that are good or bad, and things that stop you from feeling safe and happy.
Counselling is a special kind of help that involves working through your feelings and problems with a trained counsellor.
The counsellor should help you to find your own way of feeling happier and safer.
Everything that you talk about in counselling will be kept private.
Counselling helps you to:
- feel better about yourself
- have more control
- make some changes
- feel and be safe
- get advice about the problem
- feel less stressed
- feel independent
- Know who you can talk to or get support from.
Who may need counselling?
People who have had something bad happen to them and may need help to get through it.
Bad things can make people have nightmares, feel angry, sad or shaky all the time, or not be able to stop thinking about the bad things that happened.
What will we do in counselling?
The counsellors listens to your story.
The counsellors helps you find your own ways to deal with what happened to you.
The counsellors uses figures, soft toys, drawings, art, craft and Sand-tray to help you tell them what you feel. You don’t have to use words.
The counsellors will make things easy for you to understand.
You decide what you would like to talk about with the counsellor.
Lots of people find that counselling helps them to feel more happy and more safe.
Counselling is hard work and it can take a long time, but we do like to have fun at WWILD.
In your first counselling session, you will find out more about what we will do together.
Photos of WWILD staff and performers from Access Arts Queensland