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How I work

Carl Rogers
I have The Counselling Oyster for in person sessions and am happy to meet on Zoom or other encrypted platforms.

I take my inspiration from psychotherapist Carl Rogers who founded the person-centred counselling movement in the 1950s.  It is a non-judgmental, non-labelling approach and is concerned about what the client thinks, as they are the expert on themselves, and not about unhelpful labels.

This approach is about increasing self-love and self-compassion, finding value in yourself and developing a growth mindset.  There are many ways to create new habits which serve you so much better than the autopilot you may be relying on just now.

Counselling is a space where you can open up, explore and become more aware.
  It is creative and intuitive and completely unique, with a level of openness, trust and confidentiality which you may not have experienced before. 
Growth is central to person-centred counselling as is a positive belief that you can use your skills and energy to change any part of your life.  This might be the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social or practical.
I am an ally for anyone who feels they are treated with less dignity and value than the main group they are in.  Diversity is too wonderful not to celebrate and I encourage you to find out if we would get along by getting in touch for a free initial chat.

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