Person-centred counselling and psychotherapy is a humanistic approach by which the therapist works to understand an individual’s experience from their perspective. The therapist validates the client’s viewpoint, thus helping them to reconnect with their innermost values and self-worth so that they can begin to find their own way forwards.
Importantly, this approach focuses on how individuals perceive themselves and it allows clients to steer the content and pace of sessions. It recognises the individual’s innate capacity to discover their full potential and explores how this capacity may be compromised by adverse life experiences.
The therapist offers a warm and welcoming space for the client to consider how such experiences may have affected how they feel about themselves. Furthermore, they will be supported in finding ways to understand how their own or others’ feelings affect them and how to respond with greater confidence. This enables them to build more rewarding relationships with both themselves and others. As their sense of self becomes distinct from entrenched beliefs about how they ought to be, it often leads towards self-healing and continuous personal growth.
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Please see below a list of topics that can be discussed in therapeutic sessions.
This list is far from exhaustive and there is virtually no limit as to what may be brought to a counselling session.
FURTHER TOPICS INCLUDE
GRIEF / LOSS
HEALTH / BODY
GUILT / SHAME