Counselling

Counselling is?

Counselling is a Talking Therapy
that involves a trained therapist listening and working with you to find ways to deal with common life, or mental health, problems.
It takes place within a “safe space” which is another way of saying that it's confidential and free from judgement. Working in this way, with someone unconnected to your life, can help you gain a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings and help you move forward in a more positive way.

In a counselling session you’re encouraged to talk about and examine your feelings and emotions.

A counsellor is?

A Counsellor is a Qualified Professional
In the United Kingdom a Counsellor is generally a qualified professional who offers talking therapy.
Usually a member of a professional body, they are expected to work ethically and safely in accordance with its guidelines for best practice.

Their role is to listen and try to understand how things are for you. I am there to support you without judgment or criticism.

Person-Centred?

Person-Centred Therapy
is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously, rather than how a counsellor can interpret their unconscious thoughts or ideas.

Created in the 1950s by psychologist Carl Rogers, the person-centred approach ultimately sees human beings as having an innate tendency to develop towards their full potential. However, this ability can become blocked or distorted by life experiences.

The therapist in this approach works to understand an individual’s experience from their perspective. The approach can help the client to reconnect with their inner values and sense of self-worth, thus enabling them to find their own way to move forward and progress.

Generally, person-centred counselling can help individuals of all ages, with a range of personal issues. The approach is said to be particularly effective in helping individuals to overcome specific problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, grief or other mental health concerns.