Why Person Centred Counselling?
I wanted to share with you all a little bit about why I am so passionate about the PC process and why I think there is so much healing that can come from the counselling relationship. I thought it might be better if I broke it down into bite sizes pieces (easier to digest). So here goes;
1. Person Centred counselling offers you an opportunity to have a real 'human encounter'. It is about the counsellor letting go of the desire to be the expert or to offer treatment and instead offering to struggle along with the client to try and make sense of what is causing the client distress.
2. As Person Centred Counsellors' we are willing to be our authentic selves, allowing our clients to see our realness this means clients can get a sense of who we are and what we feel in relation to them, this I think takes away the fantasy aspect of the counsellor eliminating that anxiety. I believe this is really important, letting clients know that we all struggle, we all find life and relationships difficult at times but we are in this together. This togetherness for me is the antidote to loneliness!
3. The relationship is based around equality between the counsellor and the client, the power is shared and the counsellor is always carefully monitoring the balance. This helps model a healthy relationship, it is healing for those of us who have struggled to have our own power in relationships in the outside world.
Finally when this realness exists in relationships we can establish trust, genuine warmth and respect.
I really hope that has given you all a little insight into the process and what to expect from counselling.
Signing off for now but please feel free to contact me for more information or to arrange an appointment.