How Counselling Works

Person-Centred/Humanistic and Integrative Counselling or Psychotherapy creates a safe and confidential environment in which to explore your issues, your story, at your own pace.

It is totally Client led, with the emphasis on promoting acceptance, empowerment and supporting you on your journey to find clarity and peace.

At Step-By-Step Counselling, I offer you the opportunity to be understood, respected, and listened to empathically without being judged. By exploring your feelings and issues, you will begin to better understand yourself, your strengths and weaknesses and raise your self-awareness. This can enable you to review your coping strategies and facilitate positive changes. Raising awareness of your patterns to identify what works best for you is the key; it empowers you to make choices and gives you the opportunity to move forward, taking steps as and when you are ready to make them.

Each session will be guided by you, exploring the issues that are uppermost at the time. Step by step you will be supported on your individual journey to address your problems and enable you to make choices/change, at your pace, only when you are ready to do so.

Whilst the Counselling is underpinned by Person-Centred Therapy, a combination of Integrative/Complementary Therapies may also be used as an aid to development and growth, again tailored to each individual, as no two people’s lives or experiences are the same.

Other aspects of later theories/therapies may also be used to further enhance growth/change within the 'umbrella' of the Person-Centred Approach, such as Mindfulness, meditation and visualisation.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy can be helpful to ‘goal set’ and find a way forward, Transactional Analysis (TA) can be useful in identifying life patterns/scripts.

Psychodynamic Theory can aid exploration of sub-conscious emotional issues. Together these can provide a powerful combination to promote change.

My extensive training and experience allows me to offer an eclectic/integrative approach based in Person-Centred Counselling to offer a complete, effective, personal and professional service.

I also offer Reiki/Crystal Healing, an energy based therapy, to help restore balance for mind, body and soul - this combined with Person-Centred/Integrative Counselling can be an extremely effective and life-changing Therapy.

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"What Is Necessary To Change a Person Is To Change His Awareness Of Himself"