A counselling or psychotherapeutic relationship is based on the premise of empathy, a non-judgmental approach, and openness

Within this framework, it is hoped that a person can feel free to express in full their thoughts, emotions, ideas, problems which may be difficult for them to do in other situations.

The counsellor uses a variety of therapeutic approaches best suited to the client and seeks to help the person gain a greater understanding and acceptance of themselves.

Our integrative approach embraces the following ideas:

  • Everyone is in a state of change and development
  • Most people live their lives in a framework of relationships
  • Everyone has a past and what we do in the present has been shaped by what has occurred previously
  • The success of any therapeutic work is dependent on a safe, confidential and respectful setting