How I work as an online counsellor
Going for counselling is never easy. For some, it may feel as though it is allowing people to pry into ‘their business!’ Perhaps the testimonials I have received will be an encouragement to help you venture into counselling as you read them.
My approach to counselling
My approach is based on Carl Rogers’ Person Centred Therapy (PCT) on the premise that: everyone has the internal resources for growth and an underlying instinct to fulfill his or her inherent potential, that self-regard is a basic human need, and people are motivated to seek the truth. Knowing the “real self” is often lost at the expense of own self-concept or self-image which may have become heavily dependent on the attitudes of others in terms of how people perceive them.
As a therapist it is important to remember these three pre-requisites:
- Genuineness or Congruence: To be real and willing to share experiences when appropriate – I don’t believe in playing games.
- Total Acceptance means I show unconditional positive regard without being judgemental.
- And empathy in that I try to place myself in the other person’s shoes to know what it really feels like being in “their” world!
Alongside this is my 3-Step Program that brings to light where you are now, where you want to be in the future and how to get there! I mentor those who need help in this regard.
People ask; “how can you give counselling and your time for FREE?” Luke 6:31 says: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” It is my way of giving back to the community and you have absolutely nothing to lose. For those who can afford to pay, can I please request a donation instead to any of the selected charitable organizations that are mentioned. This can either be £5, £10, £20 or £40. Time given to this therapy work is in hope that it will help someone whose life appears to be troublesome. No matter how small a donation, this will also contribute toward changing other vulnerable lives. You can CLICK on these websites for direct information:
Good News Broadcasting Association [http://www.gnba.net/]
Mission Aviation Fellowship [https://www.maf.org/]
Hope Gardens India [https://www.hopegardensindia.org]