Person-centered counselling 

What is Person-Centered Counselling?

Person-centered counselling, also known as client-centered or Rogerian therapy, is a humanistic approach to psychotherapy developed by Carl Rogers. This method emphasises creating a non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings freely. The core belief is that individuals possess an innate ability to achieve personal growth and self-understanding, given the right conditions.

How Person-Centered Counselling Works

I will provide an accepting and non-judgmental space, offering you unconditional positive regard. This means valuing you without any conditions, fostering a sense of safety and acceptance. I will strive to understand your experience from your perspective, offering empathetic understanding. This deep level of empathy may help you to feel heard and validated. I will maintain genuineness and transparency in the therapeutic relationship. I will be authentic and honest, encouraging you to be your true self.  In person-centered counselling, I do not direct the course of therapy. Instead, I will follow your lead, allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace. I will engage in active listening, reflecting your thoughts and feelings back to you. This will help you gain deeper insights into your own experiences.

Benefits of Person-Centered Counselling

You will be empowered to take control of your own healing process, fostering a sense of autonomy and self-efficacy. This approach encourages deep self-exploration, leading to greater self-awareness and personal growth. You can express yourself freely without fear of judgment, promoting honesty and openness in therapy. By experiencing acceptance and understanding, you will develop greater self-acceptance and improved self-worth.

Conditions Treated with Person-Centered Counselling

Depression: Helps individuals explore and understand their feelings, promoting self-acceptance and emotional healing.

Anxiety: Provides a safe space to explore the root causes of anxiety, reducing symptoms through self-understanding.

Relationship Issues: Assists in improving communication and understanding within relationships by fostering empathy and acceptance.

Self-Worth Issues: Encourages individuals to develop a more positive self-concept and greater self-worth.

Life Transitions: Supports clients through significant life changes by providing a stable and supportive environment.

What to Expect in a Person-Centered Counselling Session

During a person-centered counselling session, you can expect a warm, empathetic, and supportive environment. You will determine the direction and focus of each session based on your needs and concerns. I will actively listen and reflect your thoughts and feelings, facilitating deeper understanding and insight. You will experience a non-judgmental and accepting space where you can express yourself openly. Over time, you will experience increased self-awareness, personal growth and emotional healing.

Why Choose Person-Centered Counselling

I am a highly trained in person-centered counselling, bringing a wealth of experience and empathy to each session. I am dedicated to providing a compassionate and non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to explore their innermost thoughts and feelings. My person-centered counselling is tailored to meet your unique needs and goals, ensuring personalised and effective care.

Begin Your Journey with Person-Centered Counselling

If you’re ready to explore your thoughts and feelings in a supportive and empathetic environment, person-centered counselling could be the right choice for you. Contact me today to schedule an initial consultation and take the first step towards greater self-understanding and emotional well-being.