What is person-centred counselling?
Person-centred counselling is also known as client-centred counselling. It's an approach that works with how people see themselves rather than what a counsellor interprets their unconscious thoughts or ideas, you are the expert on your own life!
Person centred counselling offers three core principles that underlie all the services: unconditional positive regard; congruence between counsellor and client (the ability to relate by dropping one's professional facade); empathy for what you are feeling.
If you're struggling with something in your life, counselling could help. Counsellors offer a confidential, safe space to talk about your problems. They can provide an understanding ear and non-judgemental support. If you're not sure if counselling is right for you, why not find out more? Book a session today!
How long does therapy or counselling take?
Everyone is different, and the duration will vary. Some people feel that completing one session is beneficial, whereas others may find they need to work on their issues for several months. Our counsellor, Clement, will discuss this with you and help you decide what might suit your needs best.
If you have any questions about how long it might take, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me via the contact page.
What happens in counselling sessions?
Counselling sessions are a safe space for you to talk through your thoughts and feelings with a trained professional. This is usually done in person at the practice but can also be done over the phone or online, if necessary.
Clement will listen to you without any judgement and won’t tell you what to think or what is best for you – you’ll work together with Clement until you find the best solution for you.
The primary aim of counselling is not to diagnose mental health issues but instead to help people learn how their minds work, understand themselves better and to positively change their lives.
If you're feeling stuck in challenging circumstances, you might want someone who understands and can help you move forward in life.
How often do sessions take place?
It all depends on your needs. Counselling sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Some people continue with their sessions to maintain progress, whereas others can work through their problems with less frequent sessions. The frequency of your counselling sessions will be discussed during your first session so we can get an idea of what would work best for you.