There Are So Many Benefits of Counseling, KALMers!
We all experienced problems sometimes in life, no matter how big or small. When you have the smallest problem, if left untreated and ignored, it can potentially be a big problem that can interfere with your daily activities. However, we can’t deny that sometimes, we’re not sure how to deal with the problem. When this happens, we should not hesitate to seek professional help. One way to seek help is to have counseling sessions with counselors.
If KALMers are not yet familiar with counseling, especially online counseling, you can find out more in this article [link]
So, what benefits can you get from counseling?
The Many Benefits of Counseling #1: Emotionally More Stable
The smallest problems have the potential to bother our feelings. These feelings can disrupt your daily activities. You might even make people around you wonder what’s happening to you. KALMers, bottling up our feelings inside is not good because it would only bring bigger problems in the future. When this is happening and you are not comfortable talking about it to even anyone closest to you, it may be a good idea to start having counseling sessions so that you could stabilize your emotions and go through your days feeling calm and happy.
During counseling sessions, the counselor could assist you in finding the root of your troubled feelings and direct you to find the best ways to manage it. Professional counselors can help because they have been trained to help us see problems from a different perspective and let us know of practical ways to deal with various emotional problems.
The Many Benefits of Counseling #2: Increase in Confidence
Have you ever felt so distrustful of your own abilities so that you have a hard time developing your potential? When you speak in front of people, are you nervous, and even uncomfortable? Things like that can be worked on by visiting a counselor and finding out the best techniques and solutions that suit you to boost your confidence
The Many Benefits of Counseling #3: Improvements in Your Relationships
Have you ever been in a fight with a family member or friend? Or got involved in a misunderstanding that ended up with a gap in your relationship with them? If ignored, this may cause a huge rift in your relationship with the people who are initially close to you. However, you may be unsure about where to start in solving this problem.
Getting counseling from a psychologist or professional counselor can help you process and improve your relationships. Psychologists or counselors can be your place to confide in because they can provide ways to re-establish your relationships. You also don’t need to worry when confiding in them, as everything you tell them will be kept safely to themselves and will not be spread to anyone thanks to the code of ethics they carry out in their duties.
The Many Benefits of Counseling #4: Know Better About What You Want
As you mature there will certainly be life demands that make you feel pressured, whether it’s from friends or family, about your career and future. When you don’t know exactly what you want you may feel uncomfortable with yourself. You may not even be able to freely express what you want. A counselor or a psychologist can be the person to help you get to know yourself better until you can finally find the light at the end of the tunnel. This is because they have been trained to help you to find out the talents, interests, pleasures, and strengths that you have.
The Many Benefits of Counseling #3: Help Establish Your Emotional Boundaries
Do you remember our earlier KALM article about the importance of establishing your emotional boundaries? You can quickly access the article here [link]
When you have the emotional boundaries in your life established, you will feel the benefits when going about your daily life. However, if you still don’t know or have not been able to set these boundaries, then you can ask for help from professionals such as professional counselors or psychologists. They can help you find out the boundaries that may be most important to you, how to inform others about your boundaries, and what steps you can take to enforce those boundaries.
…And Many, Many, Other Ones
These are just some of the benefits from getting counseling. There are still a lot of other benefits that you can get from it. Don’t hesitate to start sharing with a counselor so you can find out how to deal with the problems you experience.
Start talking to a Kalmselor by using KALM’s online counseling application service [link]. See you there, KALMers!
Writer: Nur Alya Imalya
Editor: Lukas L
Miller, Kelly. (2020, Februari 18). 27 Scientifically proven benefits of counselling. Retrieved from https://positivepsychology.com/benefits-of-counseling/