If you’re reading these lines you may be seeking help to cope better with what’s going on for you in your life right now. “I’ve learned so much about myself and you never judge me” – words from a previous client. I accept you the way you are without judgement and will always strive to be real with you. My role is to facilitate not dictate how you find your own solutions. Knowing this, you’ll hopefully feel safe enough to share how you are truly feeling rather than how you ‘should’ be. You may have feelings and thoughts that you have not wanted to share with others – possibly for fear of being judged or out of a concern to protect them from your problems. Giving yourself permission to express these can help to release that ‘bottled up’ feeling. Together we explore this inner landscape and get a better understanding of where they stem from and possible historical links. This knowledge about yourself means that you then have choices about making changes if you wish to find more positive ways of living your life.
Working with adult and young clients to help them feel more in control of their lives is a privilege for me. Over the years I have worked with a variety of issues such as self-harm, anxiety, bullying, depression, low self-confidence, eating disorders and many more.
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My work is based on the person-centred therapy (PCT) at the heart of which is the concept that we have the ability to fully tap into our potential given the right conditions. Our past experiences can cause us to lose this ability to a certain extent. By talking things through in counselling, our ability to strive for a more fulfilled life can be restored.
“PCT is a form of talk-psychotherapy developed by psychologist Carl Rogers in the 1940s and 1950s. The goal of PCT is to provide clients with an opportunity to develop a sense of self wherein they can realize how their attitudes, feelings and behavior are being negatively affected and make an effort to find their true positive potential. In this technique, therapists create a comfortable, non-judgmental environment by demonstrating congruence (genuineness), empathy, and unconditional positive regard toward their clients while using a non-directive approach. This aids clients in finding their own solutions to their problems.” (Wikipedia)