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Our Approach

At I-CounsellingUK we provide person centred counselling. Person Centred Counselling is a humanistic approach which deals with how you perceive yourself to be instead of how the Counsellor interprets your unconscious thoughts or ideas.

Carl Rogers, an American Psychologist created this approach in the 1950s to enable people to develop their full potential as this ability was often becoming blocked or distorted by their own life experiences which affected their own sense of value.

The core purpose of the person-centred approach is to facilitate your actualising tendency (self-actualisation is the belief that all humans will pursue what is best for them). This type of therapy will facilitate your personal growth and your relationships by allowing you to explore and utilise your own strengths and personal identity. One of our Counsellors will aid this process and provide vital support.

A variety of factors may be affecting your ability to flourish, including low self-esteem, a lack of self-reliance or having very little openness to new experiences. The person-centred approach recognises that your social environment and personal relationships can greatly impact these, so therapy is offered where you will feel at ease and open to learning about yourself. In this way, the approach offers you the opportunity to counteract past experiences that affected your conditions of worth (the circumstances under which we approve or disapprove of ourselves).

Other related changes that can grow from this therapy include:

· Closer agreement between your idealised and actual self.

· Better self-understanding and awareness.

· Decreased defensiveness, insecurity and guilt.

· Greater ability to trust yourself.

· Healthier relationships.

· Improvement in self-expression.

· Overall a healthy sense of change.

Person Centered Counselling

In some Psychotherapuetic approaches, the therapist and their observations are deemed ‘expert’. Our person-centred approach moves away from this idea and instead trusts that human beings have an innate tendency to find fulfilment of their own personal potentials. By facilitating this, a person-centred counsellor will help you to recognise your own capacity for self-healing and personal growth.

Another key factor in this theory is the notion of self-concept. Self-concept refers to the organised and consistent set of beliefs and perceptions that you have about yourself. These form a core component of your total experience and influence your perception of the world. Person-centred counselling recognises that your self-concept can become displaced if you strive too hard to fit in and be accepted by those around you.

Typically, individuals cope with any conditional acceptance offered to them by gradually and unconsciously incorporating these conditions into their own self-image. This can lead to the development of a self-concept that consists of characterised ideas such as ‘I am the sort of person who always respects others’. Because human beings generally desire positive regard from others, it is often easier for individuals to ‘be’ this accepted, simplified type of person. To be anything else, or different could see them risk losing that positive regard from others.

Over time, a person’s identity – their personal judgements, meanings and experiences – can become displaced with the ideals of others. It is for this reason that person-centred counselling aims to help individuals to self-actualise and achieve personal growth. This is cultivated through the provision of a supportive environment where clients can strengthen and expand on their own identity and begin to separate themselves from their developed notions of how they should be.

If you would like any more information to help you decide whether Counselling is for you, then please contact us. Alternatively, if you are happy to proceed then please scroll down to the Booking Section and connect with one of our available Counsellors.

"The good life is a process not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination" - Carl Rogers