The first time I went to see a counsellor I found the whole thing very confusing and quite scary, I didn’t really know what to expect.
I was right in thinking that counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows you to share your problems and feelings in a confidential and safe environment without fear of being judged. What I didn’t realise is that there are several different approaches to counselling and I have been trained as a person-centred counsellor.
Some of the important differences between this approach and the other major approaches to counselling are embodied in the way I work. I strongly believe that as human beings we strive to do the best for ourselves, no matter what conditions we find ourselves in or what problems we are faced with. I do not offer advice but will work alongside you, in an open and genuine way, to help you better understand your own feelings so that you can move forward in your own time and in a way that is meaningful to you.
The sessions are completely confidential and a safe space where you can explore anything which concerns you.