What is Person-Centred Counselling?
Person-centred therapy believes that the client is the expert in themselves.
The therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is seen as key to the overall success of therapy.
The counsellor hears the client and tries to see the world from the client’s perspective and together they explore the client’s thoughts and feelings around their experience of this world.
When a person is given room to connect more fully with their own experiences and what this means for them in a relationship that is accepting, non-judgemental, empathic and genuine the client is able to see a way to work through the issues that have led them to counselling in a way that is meaningful to them.
The aim of this therapeutic relationship is to allow the client to be empowered, begin to recognise their own value, trust their own decision making and judgement and begin to implement this into their daily living as a happier more autonomous person.
People and areas I work within:
- Depression/ Low Mood
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Abuse-physical, emotional, sexual
- Relationship problems
- LGBT community
- Family difficulties
- Death, Loss & Bereavement
- Addictions-drugs, alcohol, gambling
- Eating Disorders
- Work related Issues
- Domestic Violence
- Low confidence/ self esteem
- Learning difficulties