Confidentiality in Counselling

By |2020-03-07T15:27:37+00:00March 7th, 2020|

Regarding Confidentiality in Counselling Before your counselling sessions continue in earnest, you might want to check out exactly what your counsellor means by confidentiality so that you both have the same understanding.  Confidentiality is a boundary around your conversations.  Clients often take it for granted.  It helps us to feel emotionally safe to say what [...]

The Use of ‘Self’ in Counselling

By |2020-02-28T10:07:56+00:00April 10th, 2017|

It may be more comfortable for counsellors to inhabit both a ‘counselling brain’ and a ‘personal brain’. One concerned with professionalism and theory, and the other incorporating everything outside of the working day. This may, to an untrained eye, be the most professional and distant way of approaching any workplace. However, in a discipline which [...]

A social conscience

By |2014-04-15T15:12:58+00:00April 15th, 2014|

A social conscience: How can Therapy offer a Solution and Happiness? Some forecast doom and gloom. We are living in difficult times. Human suffering and social injustice are experienced on a global level.  As therapists we see these difficulties in our clients.  Poverty, abuse, social difficulties for example, enough to make anyone angry in a healthy [...]

Person-Centred Psychology relates to people

By |2014-01-23T16:52:47+00:00January 23rd, 2014|

Guest Blogpost by Ashley, psychology student - Leeds Trinity University.  Our Ashley's a great help.   "Since beginning psychology at A-level, I have learnt about a wide variety of approaches and therapies that have been developed and adapted over the years. Possibly my most favourite, and perhaps the most revolutionary and influential of these, has [...]

Conditions of Worth

By |2014-01-20T13:32:38+00:00January 20th, 2014|

As a counsellor I need to be aware of how I am being while sitting with my clients.  That is obvious.  If I am judging someone that will come across in my attitude and the client will pick that up.  That will hinder the counselling process and the client's experience or might even harm the [...]

Counselling Business Marketing

By |2013-07-17T19:18:58+00:00July 17th, 2013|

Providing psychological therapy in private practice is not quite the same as working in the rest of the business world. We need to be aware of advertising ourselves ethically due to the nature of counselling itself. I don’t mean to say that every other business is not being ethical. It’s simply that in the world [...]

The Person-Centred Way

By |2010-06-21T12:00:03+00:00June 21st, 2010|

Hello readers, this is a cup of coffee moment. Today, I’m choosing to write about Person-Centred practice as this is what consumes me most of the time (unsurprisingly as I’m studying for an MSc in it at Temenos in Sheffield). I find it’s changed my perception of life, how I feel in life and what [...]