"People only seriously consider change when they feel accepted for exactly who they are."
~ Carl Rogers, founder of the Person-Centred evidence-based approach
Person-centred therapy was one of the breakthrough talking therapies based on empirical research in the mid-twentieth century and has grown to become one of the most trusted and respected interpersonal approaches internationally for coaches, therapists and their clients. I started training and practising with a person-centred approach in 2013 at City Literary Institute, Holborn, practised and studied further at Suffolk University, Bury Saint Edmunds, until 2019. I belong to the Person-Centre Association (PCA) and continue developing my integrative consultancy practice informed by this core approach to counselling, coaching and group facilitation.
As a person-centred practitioner, I support the autonomy of my clients to meet their needs and fulfil their potential by providing the necessary psychological conditions for therapeutic personality growth. This means creating a safe relationship in which to explore and discuss personal goals and issues, free from judgement, where you, the client, are free to form and act on your own choices based on your developing self-awareness.
I practice deeply attuning to you and your emotional world, holding unconditional positive regard for you and your experiences, whilst remaining genuine with both of us in the consultancy relationship. I integrate my training and practice-based research in transpersonal consciousness, depth analysis, mindfulness, insight meditation, body psychology and neuroscience whilst remaining fully congruent in an embodied way according to the phenomenology held in the relationship between client and practitioner.
This approach is suitable for a range of issues such as: pursuing personal goals, exploring existential questions, improving relationships, healing mental health, living a happier life and becoming more fully functioning to the best of who you are and are capable of becoming.