The Unconditional Positive Regard approach
This type of counselling is called PERSON CENTRED THERAPY (PCT). It is important for me that my clients believe that I will not be judging them. We all have baggage, deep feelings, and sensitivities. None of us are perfect!! That is just part of being a human being. There are so many issues we have to face in life and talking to someone in a totally confidential setting can be enormously helpful. I believe kindness, gentleness, encouragement of self-awareness', and a certain amount of good old fashioned common sense helps the process of recovery.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
There is a treatment in counselling called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is a structured way of dealing with depression, low self-esteem and a host of other problems. CBT has been medically proven to be enormously helpful to people. I use a combination of CBT and a gentle approach called Person Centred Therapy (PCT), which involves working through the past with a view to finding out if those memories have impacted on the presenting problem.