A person-centred approach means you are in control of your destiny.
Person-centred therapy is a leading approach to counselling, scientifically proven to be effective.
This might sound crazy, but I will allow you to take charge of your own journey.
I view you as the expert on you, so I don’t give advice: that only makes you feel small and powerless. Instead, I hope you will soon be in a better position, where you have more say in your life.
You should also be less stressed because someone (myself) will know what you’ve been going through. Furthermore, you would be less defensive because I am not judgmental, which would free you to engage your natural creative abilities. You see, person-centred therapy is not a problem-focussed therapy but one that naturally empowers you to flourish.
Maybe you feel terrible right now. If so, I have a unique angle on emotions that should quickly take the sting out of your hurts.
The Meaning of Personal Pain
To my way of thinking, pain and suffering are facts of life and have a purpose. Your discomfort is useful because the things you usually do aren’t effective in your current situation. Hence pain and suffering motivate you to do something extraordinary.
Into every life, a little rain must fall.
Believe it or not, your childhood didn’t prepare you for everything that came your way. So, if you are to resolve your pain, there is a lesson of some sort: something new you need to learn. In overcoming your troubles, you would realise where you went wrong before and thus improve your life.
And, you know what?
The pain persists unless you are willing to learn new things about yourself. So, get ready to do something to free yourself from the suffering that holds you back.
The Power of Acceptance
With the support of a counsellor, you can stop fighting so hard to protect yourself and learn the sense there is in letting go of trying to control what you cannot.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference…
Such an attitude can free your energies to focus on something more important: your recovery. At the end of therapy, you will have dealt with your unfinished business and be free to move on. Armed with your new knowledge, you should be able to forge ahead into a brighter future.
A Spiritual Awakening is Liberating
You are the most fantastic version of yourself when you are as much yourself as you can be; this means becoming less habitual, less unconscious, and more aware, or “awake”.
- Spiritual growth means being inspired
- Feel truly alive
- Be in tune with your environment – inner and outer
- Understand yourself in the context of a bigger picture
- Find meaning and purpose
- Make decisions with confidence
- Enjoy greater freedom
After all, trying to fit in with others is like having your wings clipped.
A Person-Centred Approach with Structure
During the initial consultation, we establish what you want to achieve and align our expectations of what will happen. We will build a mutual understanding that we are a team, working together on the same goals.
What Happens in The Room
You would usually meet me every week because this is the optimum interval between meetings so you can think about and absorb what you said. However, I recognise that this isn’t for everyone. You might work shift patterns, for example. Alternatively, you might prefer a fortnightly meeting towards the end of therapy.
At the start of each session, we’d discuss anything from the last time that impacted you and then establish what you want to talk about for the remainder of this one. I listen deeply to you, staying with your agenda as it develops.
Putting your thoughts into words where you feel free to talk allows you to work with a flow of ideas that change over time. It should help you become clearer on what you really want and give you confidence in making difficult decisions.
As the end of the hour draws near, I will remind you how much time you have left and summarise the relevant topics. You would continue to reflect on your thoughts in between seeing me.
You could either book your next session at this point or view my calendar and text me when you’ve decided on a time.
How Much Does Counselling Cost?
It is difficult to say how long the process will take, so the total cost is impossible to calculate. However, if you don’t wish to continue suffering while on a long waiting list, doesn’t it seem like an excellent option to see someone like myself in private practice? If this is a stumbling block for you, talk to me about it.
Sessions last up to one hour, or 1000 words if by email.
Payment options include cash, direct bank payment, bank card and PayPal.
Concessionary rates are available on request for retirees, students or NHS staff.