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COUNSELLING WITH BIRCHGROVE
If you're struggling with life, in whatever way, then talking to a trained therapist can often help. If you're feeling a bit down and you don't know why, or you're facing problems that just seem too big - at work, at home or in your relationships, or perhaps you've just lost your way and can't seem to get back on the right track, then I can help.
I work with individuals and couples in my counselling rooms in Hereford and Leominster, as well as online via video and telephone.
Counselling can be a life-changing experience, and that's what I aim for with all my clients. If you're not sure whether or not it's for you, then read on for some more information or book a FREE Initial Consultation, and we can have a chat.
Rupert Fairclough MBACP
I am an experienced counsellor, working with both individuals and couples, with a passion for helping people deal with the difficulties that life throws at us. I've got experience of working with clients aged from 13 upwards and I bring my own long experience of life - as a parent, a partner, in the workplace and as a human being - to help me help you.
I understand that starting (or restarting) counselling can be scary and you may have many questions and doubts. My free initial telephone consultation will help answer those questions and put you at ease, so that you can make an informed decision.
I've been through it myself, so I understand.
If you would like to explore working together, please just get in touch. I look forward to speaking with you and starting to help you.
ABOUT MY THERAPY
Book a telephone consultation appointment. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions, talk a little about the difficulties that you're facing, and help you understand if we can work together.
The first session. We will meet, either face to face in my counselling room, or online via video or phone call, and we will talk about what you expect from counselling, what you want to achieve and what's brought you here. I know that the first session can be difficult, especially if counselling is a new thing for you, but I'll be there to guide you through the process, to a place where you feel able to start to explore the difficult things you're dealing with.
Ongoing therapy. Whether you just need one session to help you deal with a specific issue, or you feel you need longer term support, the choice is yours. Person-Centred Therapy (see below) is led by you, not by me, so you're always in control of where we go.
The BACP website is a great source of knowledge and information on many aspects of therapy. This is what it says about Person-Centred Counselling:
“Person-centred counselling is one of the humanistic modalities or approaches. It was founded in the 1940s by the American psychologist Carl Rogers who believed that, given the right conditions, a person can reach their full potential and become their true self, which he termed ‘self-actualisation’. This actualisation process is innate and accessible to everyone.
To help you achieve self-actualisation, the person-centred therapist will offer:
unconditional positive regard (UPR) – accepting and valuing you
congruence - being honest and transparent in how they experience you and your world
empathic understanding – seeing your viewpoint as if they were you
When you’re attending counselling sessions with a person-centred counsellor, you’ll be encouraged to bring your own issues to the session – the counselling is led by you and not directed by the counsellor.
Many clients, with no prior knowledge of counselling, believe that the counsellor will sort their problems out for them. A person-centred counsellor will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence.” ©BACP 2021