Why Have Therapy?
At some point in life, most of us experience emotional difficulties that can feel unmanageable, confusing or overwhelming. At these times, we can feel very alone and isolated with our worries. When people have problems or feeling distressed, it helps to talk about it, and therapists are specially trained to listen and understand each individuals distress. Evidence shows psychological therapies do help.
What sorts of issues are appropriate for counselling?
Counselling can be helpful with a wide variety of issues that many of us experience in life. These may include some of the following: Anxiety, Stress, Grief, Bereavement, Depression, Low Moods, Relationship Difficulties, Divorce & Seperation, Loneliness, Isolation, Self-harm, feeling of pointlessness & helplessness, Low self-esteem, Transitional issues, stages of life. We may need support during times of crisis or through important life changes.
What is Person-Centred Therapy?
Devised by Carl Rogers and also called "Client-Centred" or "Rogerian" counselling, this is based on the assumption that a client seeking help in the resolution of a problem they are experiencing, can enter into a relationship with a counsellor who is sufficiently accepting and permissive to allow the client to freely express any emotions and feelings. This will enable the client to come to terms with negative feelings, which may have caused emotional problems, and develop inner resources. The objective is for the client to become able to see himself as a person, with the power and freedom to change, rather than as an object.