What is Counselling?

Person-Centred Counselling

The Person-Centred Counselling approach was developed in the 1940’s by American psychologist Carl Rogers, who believed that we all have the potential for personal growth and that those who attend counselling should be accepted unconditionally by a counsellor who is genuine, honest and kind.

Through my own personal experience I appreciate the difference it can make, and how it can take courage and bravery to reach out and seek help and support.


Counselling Relationship

The relationship between therapist and client is the bedrock of the Person-Centred approach and as your therapist, I aim to help you find clarity and a way forward at your own pace.

In our relationship I will be open, honest and listen to you with empathy and without judgement, offering a confidential and safe environment to help our relationship flourish.

Our sessions together will be based on trust and kindness and I will give myself fully to you to ensure that you have the best possible chance of a positive outcome from attending counselling.

If you decide to attend counselling I can assure you that I do not put on a “counselling hat” for our sessions together, the person you meet is who I am and you will get all of me in our time together.


Counselling for Young People

In addition to working in Private Practice I also work as a School Counsellor.

The pressure of cuts to school counselling services can limit access to see a counsellor, and as a school counsellor I see the need for the service at first hand, and understand the importance of counselling support for young people.



In our sessions I will always work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework and put you and your feelings first and protect your confidentiality.

More information on the Person-Centred Counselling Approach can be found by clicking the link below: