What exactly is Person Centred Counselling?

I am passionate about working in a person centred way.  I offer a therapeutic relationship in which I am genuine and open. I really want to understand how it is for you. I allow you to find your own way and by offering this it paves the way to you gaining greater self-awareness and empowerment.  I am not here to point you in a certain direction or give you treatment plans  I have implicit trust that you  have your own way of thinking, processing and experiencing and you will do this at your pace, given an environment of trust and non-judgement. My role is to walk along side you as you explore your thoughts and feelings, to accept you as you are.

The founder of this way of working was Carl Rogers and if you want to find out more about him a search on the internet will bring up lots of information.

"We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know". Carl Rogers

A Way of Being, Houghton Mifflin, 1980: 116