WHAT IS PERSON-CENTRED COUNSELLING?

Person-Centred counselling is a ‘talking therapy’ and encompasses many different approaches that are all designed to help people to look at their lives and to find effective ways of coping.

For all of us there are times in our lives when we feel confused, distressed or unable to cope. A counsellor will provide you with an objective listening ear, in a safe and supportive environment. They will also help you to recognise your resources and successes.

People come to counselling for a range of reasons including relationship difficulties, bereavement, anxiety, depression and dealing with past experiences. The therapeutic relationship is crucial to the process of counselling. You will need to feel you can be open with your counsellor and trust them with the most intimate details of your life.

You should expect your counsellor to provide a series of confidential, professional appointments, usually of one hour in length, in a suitable private setting.

The length of time you may come to counselling depends very much on the individual and the problems you bring. A specific difficulty may only take a few sessions, while more complex and deep-rooted problems may take longer.

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