Working one to one offers an opportunity to have your own space to explore issues which are causing you difficulty or distress. Individual counselling offers you this space to speak with someone independent of the circumstances and experiences which are impacting you. This allows a different perspective to be aired and considered and may offer new insight and ideas on how to think about and approach the situation causing difficulty.
The work is supportive but may at times feel challenging. However, it will go at a pace which suits your individual needs. This work may be short term or could happen over many months. It may be about a very current issue or may involve looking at something which happened earlier in life, but which is impacting you still today. There are no rules around this and the amount of sessions and focus of the work is something you will agree with your therapist.