Counselling is a term used when a trained professional is providing a safe, non-judgemental space to enable an individual to reflect, process and understand their anxieties and issues, this process can encourage that individual’s personal growth and development.
The person-centred approach to Counselling was developed by Dr. Carl Rogers in 1940. This approach moves away from the idea that the therapist is the expert and more towards the theory that human beings hold the answers within themselves and know themselves better than others do. Working with clients in a person-centred way gives the client space to explore their anxieties and worries at their pace. The aim of working with clients in this way is to facilitate them to find their own answers, gain a higher awareness of self and an understanding of their more authentic self so that they can can identify the changes they would like to make in life and feel better about the things they cannot control.