Hannah Osborne-DowleCounselling in Hove, East Sussex

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Person Centred Counselling

My role is to support you by facilitating the counselling process with empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence. This means I will offer you understanding, be non-judgemental and be genuine with you. Person centred counselling works from the basis that the client is the expert on themselves not the counsellor.

Carl Rogers was the founder of person centred therapy around 1940.
Rogers believed in the reliance on the client’s own self-directed process of growth, that the client was their own expert, rather than the therapist.
Rogers believes we need positive regard from others to develop trust in our own inner experiences to grow independently and make healthier life decisions and choices.

“It is the client who knows what hurts, what direction to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been so deeply buried” (Rogers, cited. Kirschenbaum, Henderson, 1990:13).

Person-centred therapy is a way of being with people with the core theory based on helping relationships. It is based on deep respect and trust on the client’s own ability for growth and development (Merry, 2002:12)

Person centred counselling can be effective in supporting many difficulties such as depression, anxiety, stress, grief and trauma. I will be offering you a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore these through.


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