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Counselling and Person Centred Counselling

What is Counselling?

Counselling and psychotherapy offers you a safe, confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings with someone who is trained and experienced to listen without judgement or assessment.  People may come into counselling for long or short periods of time for a variety of reasons, such as:

–          Felling overwhelmed or stressed

–          Experiencing anxiety or panic

–          Feelings of low self esteem

–          Loneliness, depression or feeling particularly negative

–          Changes in lifestyle or career

–          Bereavement and Loss

–          Bullying

–          Relationship problems

–          Injury

–          Pressures at work

–          Family problems

–          Anger

–          Sport related issues

–          To explore specific personal problems

–          Gain a greater awareness of your thoughts and feelings

–          Gain more of an understanding of who you are (your identity) and how you are (your patterns of behaviour).


To access counselling is a great sign of strength and self-care.  People will often think it is second nature to visit the doctor or pharmacist to gain a diagnosis and treatment for a medical condition.  However, when it comes to our inner being, our mind, emotions, feelings and experience, we can often ignore or suppress problems or issues we are going through, but it is likely that these feelings will not disappear and can often grow inside of us.  Using counselling to explore these problems, issues or other concerns can allow you to bring them into the room to talk about, to acknowledge and to find solutions that you can adopt to help you now and in the future.


What is Person Centred Counselling?


I work fundamentally from the Person Centred approach.  There are many different counselling approaches, and as such there are often significant variation in the work of counsellors. Person Centred Counselling is based on the fundamental construct that we are all different, with different needs and desires from counselling. We all view the world through our own eyes, we each have our very own individual experience and view of things – this is what makes us so special and unique. I respect this belief entirely.


This kind of counselling places great emphasis on providing a safe, empathic, non-judgemental space for clients to discuss whatever is troubling them.  Key to providing a conducive environment for counselling, is the relationship between the client and the counsellor.  Therefore, my aim is to provide you with an environment where we can establish a counselling relationship which is founded on trust, safety and care, to allow you to explore the aspects you would like.