How I Work
The Person-Centred Approach to Therapy
The person-centred approach is founded on scientific research and has a long history as one of the principal forms of therapy. In the UK, it's a popular form of therapy and is widely taught in universities.
The approach doesn't involve isolating individual symptoms of emotional distress and suppressing them, but instead permits exploration. As a counsellor, I often see clients' focus move in unexpected but crucial directions. It's this opportunity for exploration that allows for lasting change and brings strength and resilience in all areas of life.
The work of therapy requires that I follow you in whatever direction you need to go, helping you find courage to face what you fear. It depends on my earning your trust and on my hearing you fully and without judgement. It depends on my compassion and respect for you as an individual. These are my commitments to you as my client.