Person-Centred Counselling was developed by Carl Rogers, who believed that each person has the resources, the strength and knowledge they need to resolve their own problems, to develop and move forward with their lives inside themselves.
Person-Centred Counselling is not about telling you what you should do or giving you advice. It gives you the time and space to talk through your worries, so you can find your own way through the problem and discover your own inner strength that can help you in the future.
Going to see a counsellor provides you with a safe, confidential space and time dedicated to you and whatever you wish to talk about, with a person who really listens to what you have to say, will follow you where you go and tries to understand how you feel or act the way you do without being judged or criticised.
Sometimes you don’t feel able to talk to friends and family, or you do not want to worry them. This is when a counsellor can help you, they are not connected to anyone in your family or friends, they are independent and impartial.
By exploring things together you will be able to find your own way forward. You will develop a greater understanding of your feelings and emotions, find ways to change them if you wish to and accept them and feel able to face life again.
A good therapeutic relationship can enable personal growth, provide the much needed movement you may be seeking and begin the process towards self-acceptance, by developing self-awareness. Through counselling you can become more familiar with the initial triggers that lead to manifesting unhelpful ways of living and have a greater awareness of your overall wellbeing.
Counselling can be a challenging exploration. I will work alongside you, supporting you in your therapeutic process. I am very open to hearing your experience of how the process feels for you as the client. I welcome your feedback and thoughts throughout our time of working together.
You may feel more able to cope with life’s situations and others around you.
You may find new ways of responding to situations.
Relationships with others can improve.
Others may notice you are more confident or changes within you.
You can feel more at peace with yourself.
You may find new ways of dealing with future problems.
You can use sessions as ‘rehearsals’ for what you want to say to others and find ways that feel comfortable for you.