What is Counselling?

Person-Centred Counselling is a talking therapy developed from the work of the psychologist Dr. Carl Rogers, based on the idea that each person is their own ‘best expert’.

Person-Centred Counsellors realize that every individual has the internal resources they need to fulfill their own potential. We know that to achieve our potential we need favourable conditions. If we have been denied acceptance and positive regard in the past, or if positive regard was conditional upon our behaving in certain ways, we may not have reached our true potential. We may have incorporated other people’s conditions of acceptance into our views about who we are (“I am the sort of person who is very tidy”, “I must be seen and not heard”)

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When we try to operate within these restrictions, we are not free to truly be ourselves. We are always trying to live within standards imposed by others. In therapy, you are free to explore and express your true self in an accepting and caring environment. We support you with unconditional positive regard, with empathy and understanding, and without any imposed standards or conditions of worth. We will walk with you along a different path where your thoughts and feelings are valued and respected. In this way, you will be able to affect your own growth and change, to strengthen and expand your own identity, independent from the conditions of others. You will access your own internal resources to fulfil your highest potential and find your own way to move forward positively.

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