About the Style of Counselling I offer.
Counselling is a talking therapy.
It is a space where people can, if they choose, go to talk about any difficulties they are experiencing in their lives in the knowledge that it will be confidential. There are a couple of exceptions to absolute confidentiality, which I would discuss with you so that you can decide if that feels ok with you.
There are different types of counselling.
As a Person Centred Counsellor I believe that we are all very different and that you are the only person who truly knows how you feel, what it is you are thinking and what it is you want.
I aim to offer to you a safe non- judgemental space on a regular basis for you to discuss any difficult feelings and thoughts you want to explore.
As a Person Centred counsellor I will not offer you advice or tell you what to do as I trust that you know what is best for you.
I trust that only you know what you need and that even if sometimes you don't feel like you know and want others to tell you, I trust that given the space to explore for yourself your own feelings and thoughts, you will in your own time find your own strengths to make your own valuable decisions for yourself, so that you may chose to live a life more suited to your needs and more suited to enabling you to grow to reach your true potential in your life.
I believe that every aspect of our being is important to our personal growth.
Person centred counselling can be a space for more in depth self exploration.
As a counsellor I feel that paramount to the counselling process is your self worth.
Counselling therapy is a process for you to use the space to grow so that you may feel comfortable and more accepting of yourself.
It is a space for you, to explore any area in your life you may be struggling with emotionally.
Generally I offer counselling once weekly, but that is negotiable.
As a registered member of the BACP ( British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists), my aim is to offer counselling guided by the ethical principles of the BACP and also founded on my theoretical approach which is Person Centred to promote the value in others who may not have been valued or who may not consider themselves to have worth.
Serena Waite MBACP MAR