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My Approaches

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Person-centred Counselling

My style of counselling is rooted in the person-centred technique, introduced by Carl Rogers in the 1940s. He believed that all individuals have the ability for self-actualisation and growth when given the right therapeutic conditions to facilitate this. He called these the core conditions, and they consist of, empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. This approach is also grounded in the present moment rather than focussing too much on the past and it is named person-centred as it is non-directive and led by the client only with the gentle guidance of the therapist. If you would like to try this type of therapy then feel free to contact me or book an appointment here.

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Positive Psychotherapy

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Alternatively, I also offer a positive psychology approach to counselling, which is more directive and interventionist than person-centred counselling. It was introduced in its modern form by Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in the 1990s and places a strong focus on human flourishing and the prevention of mental illness, helping to boost psychological well-being and resilience. This is in contrast to other modalities that pathologise mental health issues and attempt to treat them once symptoms are already severe. If this type of therapy sounds of interest to you then please contact me or book here.

Please note: a holistic approach with a mixture of these two modalities can be taken as well as separate approaches.

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