Private Counselling & Psychotherapy
Sometimes it really is ok not to be ok.
Solas Mind offers an opportunity to talk with a fully qualified psychotherapist in a safe space and the probability is you will leave feeling better than when you arrived.
Counselling can help to reduce psychological distress (e.g. depression, anxiety, chronic stress) and enhance and promote psychological wellbeing.
It is a confidential space, free of any judgement where you are able to talk about yourself in a supportive environment.
The therapeutic process is interactive, the aim to enable each unique individual to understand their difficulties, increase their ways of coping and feel better about themselves and others. Solas Mind offers creative support, working directly with one of our wonderful therapists who will support you on your journey and help you gain deeper understanding of your self and your circumstances. Expect engagement, listening and active involvement with past, present and future.
All our counsellors are fully trained and members of the The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy which is the professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists practising in the United Kingdom
My theoretical approach is based upon the Person-Centred Theory which was developed in the 1950’s from the work of American psychologist Carl Rogers,
Person-centred counselling helps people by creating an open, safe space to talk.
Person-centred counselling is an approach to therapy based on the idea that natural human potential can be facilitated and encouraged by a unique, trusting relationship between the client and the therapist.
I believe in the actualising tendency: the innate capacity of every individual to grow and reach their potential for self-fulfilment
The person-centred approach allows the client and therapist freedom to talk openly about anything in a private and non-judgemental environment.I see counselling as a journey of self-discovery and the positive relationship we develop as client and counsellor the main therapeutic agent.
I am non - directive and believe you know where to go and what hurts. I want to accompany you on a journey of self-discovery. My role is to get to know you and for you to develop a greater understanding of yourself in a safe, confidential and supportive environment.
Working at your pace, I offer guidance and support so that new options become available to you. We will look at where you would like to be in your life and what currently prevents you getting there.
'It is that the individual has within himself or herself vast resources for self-understanding, for altering his or her self-concept, attitudes and self-directed behaviour - and that
these resources can be tapped if only a definable climate
of facilitative psychological attitudes can be provided.'