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I am naturally a caring person which has led me to the path I am now on as a counsellor, supporting people when they are finding things too difficult to work through on their own. I feel privileged to be able to offer a safe, non-judgmental, caring ear and enable my clients to feel really heard and understood, maybe for the 1st time, which has empowered them to take back control and make changes that have aided them to go in the direction they want to go in.
Person Centred Therapy
Is a form of psychotherapy developed by psychologist Carl Rogers beginning in the 1940s and extending into the 1980s. Person-centered therapy seeks to facilitate a client's self-actualizing tendency, "an inbuilt proclivity toward growth and fulfillment", via acceptance (unconditional positive regard), therapist congruence (genuineness), and empathic understanding.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy explores how our thoughts and feelings (cognitive), affect how we respond to certain events or triggers (behaviour). It identifies patterns of negative automatic thoughts (NATs) that we experience, and with different tools and techniques, we can learn to challenge them, enabling us to to react or respond to the triggers or events in healthier ways.
"When someone really hears you without passing judgment on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mold you, it feels damn good. . . . When I have been listened to and when I have been heard, I am able to re-perceive my world in a new way and to go on. It is astonishing how elements which seem insoluble become soluble when someone listens. How confusions which seem irremediable turn into relatively clear flowing streams when one is heard." ~ Carl Rogers