One of the first counselling theorists I encountered was Carl Rogers. He envisaged the three core conditions for counselling as Congruence, Unconditional Positive Regard and Empathy for the client. These core conditions struck a chord with me.
In my practice Inner Voice, I have incorporated these values. I am very much a Person-Centred therapist. Furthermore, I believe that the most crucial part of the counselling process is the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist.
During this healing journey with my clients. I, as a therapist stay true to myself (Congruent). I communicate a high level of respect to what is being conveyed to me ( Unconditional Positive Regard). Finally, I express tremendous empathy for the client.
Therefore, I provide a space for the client that is safe, secure and free of judgements. It is rare for an individual to find an area where they indeed can be. My practice Inner Voice aims to provide such a space.
I, as a therapist, inform my clients that we are on a journey together. I am there to facilitate this journey. I may occasionally advise and signpost, but I firmly believe the growth comes from within.
I believe it is immensely therapeutic to voice your thoughts in the presence of another, without fear of judgment. I feel this is the true meaning of healing from within .
Finally, I salute the bravery of everyone passing through my door. It’s the most difficult step to take of a rewarding journey. I look forward to working with you.