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Person-Centred Therapy & Counselling

What is Person-Centred Therapy?: The central tenet of person-centred therapy (also known as person-centred psychotherapy, person-centred counselling, client-centred therapy and Rogerian psychotherapy) is a humanistic psychotherapy approach to therapy that sees you as the expert in your own life, so that you perceive yourself consciously, and are capable of finding your own solutions and personal growth.

It was developed in the 1940s by psychologist Carl Rogers to diverge from ‘traditional’ therapy modalities in which the therapist was considered the expert. Person-centred psychology believes that individuals have an innate capacity and desire for personal growth, and sees the therapist and the client as partners in a journey of discovery.

How does person-centred therapy work?: Your therapist will act as a facilitator, working to understand your experience from your perspective, and being led by you and offering empathy, congruence (authenticity) and unconditional positive regard, with the ultimate aim of helping you to achieve ‘self-actualisation’ (the complete realization of one’s potential).

You will do most of the talking in person-centred counselling, with your therapist reflecting your feelings back to you, and for that reason, it may be more successful for clients who are already motivated. It is commonly used in group work as well as individual therapy, and it can help with a wide range of issues, including:

Person-Centred Therapists & Counsellors Working at HQ Therapy

What to expect from person-centred therapy?:  When you see a person-centred therapist they will seek to tackle your natural self-healing process. Given the right relationship with them, you can decide what you want to do with your life.

Below is a selection of our current fully trained person-centred therapists who are available to work with clients who are experiencing therapy issues that we deal with related to person-centred therapy and counselling using a wide range range of techniques.

Choosing the right therapist is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together.

Therapy Issues That Person-Centred Therapy Helps With

What does person-centred therapy & counselling focus on: This is a flexible form of therapy and because of its individualistic approach it appeals to people who have a strong urge to explore themselves. This can be particularly effective in helping you overcome certain emotional and behavioural problems such as those listed below.

We want you to feel able to discuss any questions or worries with your therapist. This is important in order for you to progress your therapy. If you feel like you still need some more help in your decision then get in touch with us using the form at the bottom of this page (‘Can I Contact You For Advice About Therapy?’) and someone will guide you through the process.

These are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that are closely related to person-centred therapy and counselling.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Person-Centred Therapy & Counselling?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.