The person-centred counselling approach puts the person at the centre of the work. Your counsellor doesn’t tell you what to do or give you solutions. You work together to help you find a way forward.
By integrating other approaches and techniques, person-centred counselling can enable more understanding of certain thoughts and behaviours, e.g. working with breathing and relaxation techniques, journal writing, art materials, stone work, when words are difficult. This is always discussed with clients so they can decide what feels right for them.
For more information about person-centred counselling and what you can expect from your therapist, please visit the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) website.