Emotional and psychological problems can often hold you back from achieving your full potential or reaching your dreams.

This can affect people to varying degrees from simply seeking a means to improve their self-esteem to looking for ways to cope with extreme or debilitating depression.

Counselling can provide a solution to a wide range of emotional or mental health issues including the following:

  • A lack of self-esteem, self-worth or low self-confidence.
  • Lack of maturity.
  • Anxiety and stress.
  • Depression.
  • Relationship problems.
  • Issues involving trust.
  • And many other areas.

However, how exactly does counselling work and how can it change your life?


Individual counselling involves talking about your problems with a trained and qualified counsellor who will assist in identifying your unique problems.

From there they will provide the tools and advice that you can use to resolve your own personal issues.

This type of counselling is provided in a safe environment with no expectations or preconceptions from the counsellor which facilitates the process of being able to openly talk about issues that are of a deeply personal nature.

Counsellors use a wide range of different techniques and are trained and qualified to provide advice and tools in order to implement change in your life.

Each counselling session is designed with your unique challenges, goals and providing solutions to your personal problems in mind.


Counselling is based on the principle that if you change the way you act, you can change your life.

However, in order to change your actions or behaviour, you first need to change the way that you think.

For example, a person who has low self-esteem may constantly run themselves down and have destructive thought patterns.

Providing them with different techniques to change their internal dialogue, their behaviour will change to follow suit.

Instead of believing that they are unable to achieve their goals resulting in total inaction, they will gain the confidence to act in a way that will help them reach their full potential.

Counselling can also provide you with the tools that you need to recognise certain negative behaviours that may be causing unwanted stress and anxiety.

These are called triggers and recognising what is causing a certain behaviour can stop that behaviour from occurring in the first place

Actions and reactions are another important part of counselling.

Understanding that your actions can cause certain reactions in yourself and others can change your life phenomenally.

The phrase “fake it till you make it” can verify how a simple change in the way that you act can have a very positive change in the way that you and other people act towards you.


There are many ways in which you will experience changes in your life after receiving counselling.

You will become more aware of yourself, your thoughts and your actions and how these influence others.

Some people describe this new awareness as having their eyes open for the first time and being able to see the world and how it operates in an entirely new way.

You will also experience the benefit of becoming more present in your life and living with intention rather than allowing life to just pass you by.

Living in the now and being able to let go of the past while being able to plan for the future will give you a new lease on life.

Most importantly, it is crucial to understand that counselling is not like a mobile phone update that can be downloaded and simply works.

Counselling will provide you with all the tools you need to live a better life but it is up to you to implement these tools in order to achieve the greatest success.

If you are looking for professional personal counselling, Chila & Associates can assist you and can also help out with life management.

Our counselling can help you rebuild your relationships and develop the skills necessary to manage any type of crisis confronting you.

Please call us today on 1800 331 441 or contact us through our website to make an appointment.