What is counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy, where you will have the opportunity to discuss the issues that are concerning you. Together, we will explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you gain a greater understanding of yourself and the challenges you are facing.

When we work together, you will not be pressured into sharing anything you don’t feel you want to share – we will take the sessions at the pace that you feel comfortable with. Everything you share in our sessions is completely confidential, which enables you to explore your issues in greater depth and work towards reconciliation, acceptance or resolution.

As your counsellor, I will use my experience to draw on a range of approaches to help you gain clarity. I tailor my approaches to your specific needs and goals. My goal is to listen with empathy, to hear, and to support you on your path, empowering you to take control and make positive choices and changes moving forward.

Person Centred Counselling

Person Centred Counselling is a humanistic or client focused approach to therapy. Developed by Carl Rogers in the 1940s, it puts you in charge of your journey of self-discovery; you move at your own pace and share only what you feel comfortable discussing. The purpose of the counselling is not to fix, but to help you reconnect with your sense of self, to help you reconnect with your inner values and principles.

A Person-Centred Counsellor is there to accept how you are feeling, empathise with your struggles and offer you a non-judgemental external valuation so you can benefit from a fresh perspective. This will help you make sense of your feelings and behaviours, and either achieve reconciliation or find ways to cope with them in a more positive way.

As an exploratory approach to counselling, it is not a quick fix. It takes time to work through your struggles and over time, you will feel more comfortable about exploring your feelings more deeply. Only then can you work towards reconnecting with your sense of self and achieving your full potential.

©2024 Beth Stubbs