Counselling is a wonderful twentieth century invention. We live in a busy complex world with ever more demands placed upon us and most of the time we are able to get on with life but when we are stopped in our tracks by an event or situation that we feel we do not have the resources to sort out, counselling is a really useful option which can make a huge difference to your quality of life. The counsellor does not label or diagnose you but does his best to listen to you and work with you to find the best ways to understand and resolve your problem.

Our counsellor Peter is Humanistically and Gastalt trained. Counsellor’s specialising in providing clients with humanistic counselling are skilled in offering a non-judgmental, supportive and understanding service, in a safe and confidential environment. For over fifty years a humanistic approach has been used in the field of therapeutic counselling as a holistic approach and is an extremely successful option.

What is Humanistic Counselling?

Counselling clients with a humanistic approach provides them with an opportunity to explore creativity, personal growth and self-development, as well as acknowledging a variety of choices. The foundations of the humanistic approach provide the client with a deeper understanding of who they are, what they feel and the opportunity to explore the possibility of creating personal choices. It encourages self-awareness and self-realisation.

A humanistic approach provides a distinct method of counselling and focuses predominately on an individual’s unique, personal potential to explore creativity, growth, love and psychological understanding

Gestalt Therapy

This type of counselling can be directive, as opposed to non-directive and person centred, and offers the client an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings, and how these are processed. It provides an incentive to become more aware of the mind, body and spirit. By working through and clarifying feelings a client can achieve greater understanding of their own personal experiences.

A counsellor, specialising in the Gestalt method of counselling, will provide support and enable the client to become more self-aware. This may be done by applying a series of exercises and counselling experiences, like role-playing, to help increase self-development and self-knowledge and through a more creative medium can enable a client to unlock their feelings.

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