About Counselling

Counselling helps you to gain a greater awareness of those aspects of yourself that you are currently less aware of, or even unaware of, and in doing so enables you to make clearer choices for yourself and for your life.

My role as your counsellor has three main functions:

  • I will try my best to understand what it is like for you to be you. Of course I can never truly understand but through my very act of trying you will be encouraged to express and explore your own experience and in doing so you will gain a greater understanding of yourself.

  • I will sometimes offer you interpretations based upon my training and experience and I will sometimes offer you feedback based upon my observations. The aim of my suggestions will always be to help you to look at things in different ways.

  • I will notice when you might be making unexamined assumptions about your situation and I may challenge those assumptions, not because they are “wrong” but because you might benefit from the process of re-evaluating them.

I practise an integrative model of counselling which is informed by humanistic and person-centred approaches, psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theories, and transpersonal psychology. Due to its flexibility the integrative approach is highly adaptable and well suited to most people.

I work as a counsellor at The Villages Medical Centre in Send on Monday and Friday evenings.

Ripley & Send · Surrey · GU23 · UK
Call or Text: 07770 666 666
Email: john@witney.com

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you don't even know
that you know”
(Milton Erickson)