Southerndown

8 Manor Way,

Lee on the Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9JH

enquiry@mycounselling.net

 

Tel: 07786 352 012

Mon - Thu: 9am - 8pm

Fri - 9am - 6pm

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My Approach

"Be yourself - everyone else is already taken" - Oscar Wilde

 

My main theoretical approach is Person-Centred.  Carl Rogers was a Psychologist and the founding father of Client-Centred Therapy in 1951 which he later referred to as Person-Centred Therapy.  His approach provided a warmer, more personable approach in contrast to Freudian Psychoanalysis. 

 

He described 3 core conditions to facilitate change which are empathic understanding, unconditional positive regard (being non-judgmental) and congruence (honesty). The idea is that if a Counsellor adopts this way of being and the client receives/feels the benefit of this understanding that this is enough to facilitate lasting change.

My degree in Counselling was Integrative which allowed me to encompass aspects of other theoretical approaches into my way of working, this included Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  I sometimes use CBT techniques to assist during the counselling process however, this is entirely dependent upon the relationship I have with the client.  Any intervention I use during the counselling process is used with the sole intention of acting in complete service to the client. 

I trust the client to explore material which is meaningful to them and work alongside them rather than lead.  I work with clients with an aim to understand as fully as possible what it is like to walk in their shoes.  Counselling is often a huge step for people and is acknowledgement that someone is asking for help.  I work in a caring and non-judgmental way and believe that everyone is capable of change and growth if there is a desire to do so.

Issues I am experienced in and work with include:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Infidelity/Affairs

  • Life Changes/Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Eating Issues

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Bereavement/Loss

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Sexual Abuse 

  • Stress Management

  • Traumatic Experiences

  • Emotional Abuse

  • Spirituality

  • Gender Issues

  • LGBTQ Related Issues

  • Overwhelming/Unfamiliar feelings