Person-centered counselling was developed in the 1940s by the psychologist Carl Rogers. It shifts the focus from the mental health professional to the client, who is empowered to take control of the therapeutic process. Rogers believed that every person, regardless of their mental health struggles, desires and is capable of reaching their full potential.

I believe that each human being is unique and an expert in their own life journey.  I adhere to Carl Rogers’ belief that we each have the potential to to grow and overcome difficulties that we might encounter in our lives.  For me, counselling is about creating a space where you can express your feelings, needs, hopes and fears, safely and without judgement. 

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My practice reflects my belief that you are the expert in your own life. By talking together we can explore what is troubling you and find ways to address, come to terms with, or perhaps even resolve your difficulties. My sessions are non-directive which means you will be in control of what you bring to sessions and together we will explore your thoughts and feelings at a pace that feels right for you. Please contact me if you would like to know more about this.