Counselling in Enfield — what is Person Centred therapy?

I'm a person centred counsellor. Person centred counsellors/therapists believe that you know yourself best. I will follow your lead and listen empathically to you. Counselling is a co-operative process in which client and counsellor work together. I will offer you the time, attention and respect necessary to explore, discover and clarify ways of living more resourcefully for your greater well-being. Counselling is not about giving advice. It aims to enhance or restore your own self-understanding, decision-making resources, risk taking and personal growth. Counselling offers you space and time to talk confidentially about your problems and challenges. Whatever the issue, whether it's to do with you, your relationship or family, your children, loss or grief, I'll help you to listen to yourself.

I'll listen without judging you and without telling you what you 'should' do. I'll help you clarify and explore your thoughts and feelings with the aim of empowering you to enable you to find effective solutions. I want to help you move on and live your life the way you want to, without the obstacles that are presently holding you back.

What can counselling help with?

Counselling can deal with such events as the end of a relationship, loss of a job or bearing the grief of a death of someone close. Counselling can help you cope with aspects of your life that you feel unable to change. This could include your job, your family and children, relationships, sexuality or self-esteem.

I offer you the chance to talk about difficult or painful life experiences in a safe place with an experienced and qualified practitioner. This means I'll listen, try to understand you empathically, accept what you offer and most importantly, I won't judge you. Have a look at my About Me page for my formal qualifications and professional interests.

I will be myself and be real in our relationship. I will be with you but will not lead you. I hope to help you grow, change and accept yourself — perhaps even learn to like yourself? I won't give you advice, because I believe that you are the person who knows yourself best.

When it feels appropriate I can offer play or art therapy.

Art Therapy

Art therapy is the use of art materials to express thoughts, feelings and experiences in a safe environment. Art materials include paints, felts, crayons, pencils and clay. The work can be abstract, realistic or use pin men

Play Therapy

Play Therapy uses a variety of play materials. These might include sand, puppets, figures and vehicles and dolls. This therapy is open to both children and adults.

May I help?

Do contact me if you think I may be able to help and would like to discuss it, or if you'd like to make a first appointment. Email me judi@shoffren.com or give me a call on 01992 761 299 or on my mobile 07932667429. For more practical details about the venue, fees etc., look at my Practicalities page). I look forward to hearing from you.