“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."
(Carl Rogers, founder of person-centred therapy)
This quote from Rogers changed my outlook and inspired me to specialise in the person- centred approach.
For me, person-centred therapy feels like the purest form of a human connection. It is about being seen and truly listened to by another genuine, imperfect human being. And it is about feeling accepted as you are, even in your darkest hours.
I hope that I can create a safe, open-minded, unconditional and non-judgmental space for You to feel free and comfortable to open up in.
Often, we internalise, at an early stage in life, that we are not good enough or not okay in the way we are.
Sometimes we get so caught up in life, in our own mind, that we feel stuck and can not really enjoy ourselves or life. It can feel like we are at war with ourselves.
What I can do:
I am not an expert in life and I am not one in your life. As Rogers (1961) claims "it is the client who knows what hurts, what direction to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried".
What I can do, is to walk beside you, being a reflective voice, and helping you to explore. I strongly believe in the potential for growth in every human being. When we feel an understanding and acceptance from within, we can begin to move on.
I uphold the ethical guidelines provided by the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) which I am also a member of.