I offer Person Centred Therapy, which was developed by the American psychologist and therapist Dr. Carl Rogers (1902-1987). In this type of therapy, a key factor
is the strength of the relationship between the counsellor and the client, based on unconditional respect, honesty, openness and trust. The approach is non-directive, meaning the client has complete control to choose what to and what not to talk about. The therapist will assist in unpacking and exploring your thoughts and feelings by using a range of therapeutic skills. However, a fundamental belief in Person Centred Therapy is that the client truly knows the source of their issues and has the ability to identify the best solutions. Each session is confidential and I work closely within the COSCA code of ethics, while being regularly supervised. The sessions are entirely dedicated to the client and their problems. Together we aim to allow you to live the best version of your life possible.
Typically, the duration of a single session is a 50-minute meeting once a week. During this time we discuss difficulties reported by the client. Depending on the individual needs of the client, therapy can be either short or long term:
Short-term therapy is a form of help addressed mainly to people who are aware of their problems, are struggling with a certain difficulty and would like to change a specific aspect of their life. In this case, usually six to twelve sessions are enough to deal with the problem.
In the case of long-term therapy, a series of weekly meetings is needed, the number of which is tailored to the individual client’s needs. During the sessions, we explore the problematic aspects of their life and together we strive to identify the sources of their difficulties. Having succeeded in this, we devise a realistic plan to reduce and eliminate the problems, leading to lasting personality changes and, as a result, increasing the quality of everyday life.
Client-focused therapy is effective for people who do not want to struggle alone with their difficulties and have decided to access professional help.
Such therapy sessions help, for example, a person struggling with:
– reduced self-esteem, lack of confidence,
– stress, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder,
– depression, neurosis,
– personality disorders,
– various types of psychosomatic complaints that are medically unexplained (e.g. headaches, shortness of breath, etc.),addictions (drugs, alcohol, pornography, gambling, etc.).
In addition, Person Centred Therapy. can help people who:
– have difficulty building relationships ( personal and professional)
– are currently in unhealthy, damaging relationships
– are experiencing life crises (grief, divorce, miscarriage, etc)
– feel emotional emptiness and disturbance
– face existential questioning
– harbour religious or spiritual dissatisfaction