The style of counselling which underpins all sessions at Unique You Counselling is the Person Centred style.
What does this mean for you? Person Centred therapy is a "talking therapy". This style of counselling promotes empathy, genuineness and positive regard from the therapist towards each client. It places value on the relationship between the counsellor and the client. This is an ideal basis for creating a secure safe space in which you can feel relaxed during our session. I am there to facilitate your explorations with gentle, sensitive challenge where appropriate to help you to reach that deeper level of understanding.
We can focus on things such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues and other areas which you may find challenging. You will have time where we can focus on you, I will be there to listen and to support you. We can explore any issue which you feel is important, this will be done in a non-judgemental, confidential environment. We may explore past or present issues, this is completely up to you. At Unique You Counselling you can expect to be treated with respect.
Most importantly Person Centred therapy recognises you are the expert on yourself, both as an individual and even as part of a couple. Change will come from within, at your own pace. This will allow you to feel a sense of empowerment and control over your own life.
Additional styles of therapy Alongside my Person Centred style I also make use of other techniques from different styles of counselling. I may draw on appropriate techniques more commonly associated with Systemic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. These may be integrated into my practice if this is appropriate when working with a client.
The different techniques will be offered in a way which is in keeping with the person centred values and your experience will be tailored to meet your unique needs. During couples therapy Systemic Therapy is often used, as it can be useful to visit things such as the wider family systems and systems of interactions between family, friends and other groups of people.
Though therapy can sometimes be challenging, this is often the nature of self-reflection. The sessions will progress at your own pace and we can work together in order for you to feel supported through the process, working in a way and a pace which you are happy with.
What can I help with?
Abortion Addiction Anger Management Anxiety Bereavement (including loss of a pet) Body dysmorphic disorder Bullying Depression Disabilities Dissatisfaction with life Eating disorders Family issues Feelings of hopelessness Historical abuse Illness Loss Loss of identity Low confidence Low self-esteem Low mood Miscarriage Pregnancy and birth Redundancy Relationship issues Returning to work Sexuality Smoking Stress Work related issues