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What is Person Centred Counselling?

Counselling That Makes a Difference

Every day we are pushed and pulled in all kinds of directions because of family, work and relationships. Sometimes things happen to us in life that can deeply affect us for whatever reason and therefore can find it difficult to open up to friends and family members about these problems. As a result, we may not be able to make sense of our behaviours and emotions on our own.


Counselling can help bridge the gap and reconnect you to your thoughts and feelings. By creating an empathic and trusting therapeutic relationship together, you are invited to share the innermost thoughts and feelings that may be blocking your path somehow. Maybe you do not know what is in your way and want to work through what is on your mind with someone in confidence and without judgement. My private counselling space can facilitate exploring and making sense of your thoughts and feelings. In turn, this may enable you to feel more empowered and in control of your life. Through our work together, you really are free to grow and be who you truly are.

How can Person Centred Counselling help you?

The purpose of this style of counselling can:

  • Help you reconnect with your inner self without the influence of others

  • Assist in the exploration of your feelings

  • Help you cope better with day-to-day stresses

  • Address patterns of thinking and understand your inner critical voice

  • Facilitate in discovering your true and best potential

  • Create a safe space in which you are encouraged to be open and honest with the areas in which you can change

  • Help you recognise your own strength, explore your identity and what it means to be you

  • Help you feel heard and understood

Carl Rogers, the founder of Person Centred Therapy believed that a safe unique therapeutic relationship that is built on trust and confidentiality, can be created by three main conditions: unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence.

As an experienced person-centred counsellor, I offer my clients these three core conditions to help facilitate therapeutic healing and growth. Explore with me in the following section how these three core conditions might feel to you and that if taken outside the counselling room, could help you facilitate healthier relationships with others and, more importantly, with yourself.

Unconditional Positive Regard

Positively valuing you as a whole person


Acceptance and warmth shown to all parts of the client, unconditionally.

"I don't have to pretend to be something I'm not"

"I don't have to water down my feelings to protect someone else feelings...but be challenged when unhelpful thoughts or behaviours persist"


Deeply feeling & sensing the clients unique experience

I understand the importance of feeling deeply understood and having someone step into your shoes to truly comprehend your experiences from your perspective. Sometimes, being able to sense and reflect on something that may be on the edge of your own awareness can create a strong feeling of empathy. This empathy can help strengthen the trust within our counselling relationship and enrich your own self-awareness.

Empathy is truly a complex and profound process of being with you, understanding your feelings and experiences.


Responding to you openly and genuinely

Congruence is about me, the therapist responding to you, the client with openness and genuine care, creating an atmosphere of authenticity, transparency, and realness in our conversations.


This essential condition provides a safe space for you to share your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment, empowering you to be your true self without any shame or limitations.


What issues can this type of therapy help with?

•    Anxiety     •    Depression     • ADHD
•    Self Esteem  •    Abuse   •    Relationship Issues  
•    Stress       •    Family Problems  •  Dissociative Disorder    •    Trauma  •    Confidence •    Childhood issues   •    Domestic Abuse 

•    Bullying   •   Emotional distress   •   Personal development  

and many more.... 

In Summary:
Why choose Person Centred Counselling?

Acceptance, Understanding, Authentic & Genuine

The Person Centred Approach is most helpful for those who:

  • Wish to explore their thoughts and feelings

  • Value personal responsibility

  • Embrace change

  • Have important decisions to make

  • Are ready to want to work to change something in their life

It is less helpful for those:

  • Seeking direct advice, diagnosis or psychological analysis


  • Therapy focuses on your feelings and not those of the counsellor

  • You are in the driving seat and the expert of your life

  • Encourages autonomy and self-growth and healing.

Possible Outcomes:

  • A deeper awareness and understanding of thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviours

  • Improved self-expression

  • Less guilt, shame and feelings of insecurity

  • Process past trauma or feelings of loss

  • Healthier relationships with self and others

  • The feeling of empowerment and more in control of situations

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