We usually come to counselling because of some type of suffering, whether it is loneliness, grief, anxiety, depression or some other painful human experience.
Counselling can involve working at many levels; sometimes we go back and look at the patterns you learned in childhood to understand how they are repeating today. Sometimes we look less at historical experiences and more on current day issues.
My work is informed by many approaches and which approach I use depends on the particular client and what is most needed in the moment: for example; one client might benefit most from a focus on their body and emotions, while another client might benefit most from talking through existential questions of life, death, and meaning. The client-therapist relationship we construct together, is based upon agreed upon goals and processes.