The person-centered approach was developed by Carl Rogers, emphasizes the therapist’s role as being empathic, open, honest, congruent, and caring as he or she listens in depth and facilitates the growth of the individual or group. This philosophy incorporates the belief that each individual has worth, dignity, and the capacity for self-direction. Carl Roger’s philosophy is based on a trust in an inherent impulse toward growth in every individual. By genuinely hearing the depth of the emotional pain and respecting the individual’s ability to find her own answer, we are giving her the greatest gift. Empathy and acceptance give the individual the opportunity to empower and discover unique potential.
Anne McPartland, Dip in Counselling
Anne is an accrediated counsellor with a Diploma in Counselling from Northside Counselling service . She has done further training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Personal Development and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. She has also worked with several Voluntary projects . Anne is an accrediated member of the IACP and adheres to their code of ethics. http://www.irish-counselling.ie/
My approach is non directive, non judgemental, and person centred. My aim is to help clients find answers for themselves. We can do this by working together, talking, listening, and exploring the issues which are affecting you.