Counselling and Clinical Supervision
How Does Counselling Work?
There is quite a lot of myth and mystery around counselling. It can feel quite scary.
Counselling – especially person centred counselling – is supported by the relationship between the counsellor and the client.
When we first meet, you and I will both be ‘playing it by ear’, finding out about one another so that we can learn how to work together.
I know how powerful counselling can be but I understand that this may be your first experience so I can make you some promises about my behaviour which may help.
Firstly, I will try never to judge you but always to accept you.
Secondly, I will try always to be honest with you, to share my true feelings with you and not to hide or to pretend. I hope that when you see that I am genuine you will feel able to be honest with me too.
Thirdly, I will try to empathise with you. I want you to show me your situation and feelings so that I feel them and understand them from your perspective. I will check with you that I am doing so and trust you to correct me when I am wrong or if I misunderstand you.