Person-Centred Therapy

Person-centred therapy

Person-centred therapy in Northfield, Aberdeen

Alice Sutherland Counselling offers person-centred therapy to clients from Northfield, Aberdeen, Dyce, Westhill, Bridge of Don, Balmedie, Portlethen, Newburgh and the surrounding areas.
Exploratory session

Therapy to facilitate personal growth

My approach to therapy is consistent with my own personal understanding of how people grow and develop. 

I accept and respect an individual’s feelings, beliefs and culture. 

I believe each individual is the expert on themselves.

I offer a safe, therapeutic environment where an individual can begin to trust in, and find fulfilment of, their own inner potential.  

personal growth
 personal understanding

"When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another.” 

(Rogers, C.R., p.160, A Way of Being). 

My qualifications

An empathic, non-judgemental relationship

I have many years experience of working with clients who have brought a wide variety of concerns to counselling. However, my experience has been that what has been most valuable has been a particular way of being: 

"I feel if I can be genuinely understanding, try to listen not only to the words but to the meaning, try to understand the person that is hidden within each one of us, that's helpful.

If I really care about this person in an unconditional way, that's helpful.

If I can really be myself in the relationship, not a professional expert, just me in that relationship, that's helpful.

All those things are possible and when they come together, that creates a very powerful climate for change, for growth, for drawing out the potential of the client."

(Carl Rogers on Client-centered Therapy, {Person-centred Therapy in the UK})

Directions to my home office: Alice Sutherland Counselling is based in Northfield, Aberdeen City, AB16 7AR. You can board a number 59 or 13 bus to reach the destination.

I offer person-centred therapy and individual counselling for adults in Northfield, Aberdeen, Dyce, Westhill, Bridge of Don and Balmedie. 
Call me now on 07811 442 242

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