The approach

My counselling approach is known as Person-Centred Therapy (PCT). It is grounded within the Person-Centred Approach (PCA).

PCT is known variably, as Person-, or Client-Centred, Counselling, or Therapy. The therapy was developed by Carl Rogers and colleagues and has been tried and tested worldwide over many decades. The approach is still actively developing, currently within NHS provision as Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy.

The therapy recognises that we deal with our challenges best when we feel safe enough and confident enough in ourselves, to make our own decisions about what's best for us. To help us to do this, Person-Centred Therapy works as a relationship therapy, nurturing clarity about ourselves, through helping us to feel accepted, understood and valued, without being judged.

Please ask about as much background to this way of working as you may find helpful. You might like to find out more about Person-Centred Therapy from the British Association for the Person-Centred Approach