Person-centred therapy – is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves. The Counsellor will help the client to understand how they are feeling consciously and to interpret their unconscious thoughts.
Created in the 1950s by American psychologist, Carl Rogers, the person-centred approach ultimately sees human beings as having an innate tendency to develop towards their full potential. However, this ability can become blocked or distorted by our life experiences – particularly those that affect our sense of value.
As a counsellor/psychotherapist in this approach I work to understand an individual’s experience from their point of view. Positively valuing the client as a person in all aspects of their humanity. This is vital to an individual to better understand their own feelings – essentially helping them to reconnect with their inner values and sense of self-worth. This reconnection with their inner resources enables them to find their own way to move forward.
A romantic relationship is one of the closest we have as humans. Choosing a partner and staying together through life’s twists and turns is rarely simple. When we choose to get married and raise a family together, unsurprisingly this only adds to the complexity.
Whether you have the odd tiff, full-blown arguments or you have simply stopped having fun – very few relationships exist conflict-free. When this (one of our most important relationships) begins to falter, our health and happiness often suffers. While for many of us our first instinct is to try and work through problems alone, it can be incredibly useful to seek outside help.
One route you may choose to go down is couples counselling – a form of talk therapy.
I work with children from age 5. I work with each child as an individual and creatively. Depending on the presenting difficulty.
I help parents have quality relationships living with Teenagers – young people. Or when there is a family difficulty or wider family dispute.