At times it can be difficult to overcome our problems alone, and those closest to us may feel too close to really hear and understand us.
Person-Centred counselling works through the therapist providing a safe, confidential environment to explore what may be troubling you – an opportunity to be understood without being judged.
When we experience these conditions, we can feel freer to share and explore issues in a way that we cannot in our day-to-day lives. By working in this way with a trusted therapist, we gain the opportunity to see new perspectives on both our problems and ourselves – perspectives which can enable us to make the changes we need to get through a difficult time or to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
You may decide to come to counselling for a range of reasons, such as self-esteem, depression, loss, anxiety, anger, relationships, identity problems, personal growth, and fears over existence and meaning in life. Counselling can also help to make sense of things from the past, so that we can move on and forward in our lives.
The particular benefits of the Person-Centred approach lie in the increase in self-awareness and the deeper connections that we forge with ourselves. This increase in awareness cannot be forgotten, and so provides a gateway to lasting change, and improving our lives for the better.