Person Centred Counselling

Person Centred Counselling

This model of counselling is based on the assumption that we are all unique! There is no 'one size fits all' approach with this model of counselling because we all interpret the world around us differently.

This means that as a Counsellor I don't see myself as 'expert' of your experience, instead I give you the space to explore your own experience and meanings. I help you to reflect on and explore your lifeworld in a non-judgemental and empathic way. This approach is very empowering, it helps you to develop self awareness and a basic trust in yourself which are hugely beneficial life skills.

We are all doing our best

Person Centred Theory sees people as having an in-built drive towards being the best that they can be. However, this 'actualising tendency' can become thwarted when significant people or events in our lives call for us to behave in certain ways. In this way we can lose touch with our true sense of self and this causes us psychological distress.

With this in mind Person Centred Counsellors do not see distress as an 'illness', 'disorder' or something 'wrong' with a person. Instead we acknowledge that people often struggle and develop psychological difficulties because of life events and the meaning they attribute to these events.

In a nutshell Person Centred Counselling is about the therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and client. Through building a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship with their counsellor people feel able to explore their distress and gain invaluable insight into themselves and their life world.

With this in mind, the most important thing to consider when choosing a counsellor is whether you feel you can trust and build rapport with your therapist. Which is why it’s a good idea to take advantage of the free initial assessment that I offer before committing to therapy.