Starting Counselling - Genis' Story

Beyond the Smile

16-04-2024 • 28 mins

Starting Counselling: Genis' Story

In this episode MaryLayo and guest, Genis Fernandes, discuss seeking help, finding a counsellor and highlight some of the frustrations and benefits they experienced on their journey.

Concluding with a touch of spiritual wellness, MaryLayo offers a reflective tip from Philippians 4:13, inviting listeners to join her next time for more insights on mental health and spiritual wellbeing. Remember to follow and share if you enjoyed the conversation about finding a counsellor.

Take a moment to delve into what may be 'beyond the smile' - listen in to the conversation. For help in dealing with mental health related matters, please seek specialist advice and support if needed.

Questions include:

  • Why did you consider counselling?
  • How did you go about choosing your counsellor?
  • What do you remember when you first had counselling?
  • How long have you been having therapy?
  • What frustrations have you experienced or heard about counselling?
  • What tips would you give someone who is in two minds about having counselling?

Guest details:

Genis Fernandes works as a Research Programme Lead and also serves as a volunteer for a mental health charity.

Marylayo's spiritual wellbeing tip: Meditate on the bible scripture Philippians 4:13.

External resources:

Body and Soul Charity

The Caravan

Listening Place

Samaritans

For help in dealing with mental health related matters, please seek specialist advice and support if needed.

#BeyondTheSmile #StartingCounselling #MaryLayoTalks #MentalHealth #GettingHelp #HavingTherapy

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