Person-centred counselling is a very warm, human and powerful way of working. I aim to build a relationship of trust and confidentiality with my clients so that they feel safe to discuss whatever they need to. As your person-centred counsellor I offer you acceptance, genuineness and empathy: it's my job to accompany you on your journey and provide support and, when necessary, respectfully challenge along the way.
It's a non-directive form of therapy. I'm not going to have preconceived ideas about what you should or should not do, say or feel, and I'm not going to pressure you into anything you're not comfortable with. I'm there to support you to work at your own pace towards feeling healthier, happier and more fulfilled.
The person-centred approach to counselling places particular emphasis on the quality of relationship between counsellor and client.
What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
There is little to distinguish between the terms ‘counselling’ and ‘psychotherapy’. The terms are often used interchangeably. The same approaches, skills and techniques can be used with equal effectiveness by someone who is practising as a counsellor or as a psychotherapist.
What does a counsellor or therapist do?
A Person-Centred counsellor or therapist will:
• Create a safe and confidential environment to meet
• Listen to you without judgement
• Empathise with your situation
• Respect you and your values
• Allow you to determine the pace and direction of therapy
• Help you learn more about yourself