MY COUNSELLING APPROACH

For me counselling is:

  • A safe space, where what you bring is treated with respect and confidentiality.

  • A non-judgemental space, where you are seen and accepted for who you are.

  • A creative space, where you can encounter yourself and become more intimate with your thoughts, feelings and meanings, enabling you to find your own way to move on with your life.

The counselling space

During counselling I will:

  • Listen to you, accept you for who you are, and be honest with you.

  • Treat you with respect regardless of your race, religion, sexuality, disability, age, class or lifestyle.

  • View the counselling session as 'your space' and allow you to choose what you want to focus on and how you would like to work; this could include visual images, writing, movement or working outside, if you find this helpful.

  • Encourage you to set your own goals for counselling and work towards them, reviewing progress over time.

It is my experience that the person centred approach, with its emphasis on creating a warm, lively and supportive therapeutic relationship, can bring about effective change and enhance wellbeing.

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