In all of our services, our ethos is 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 are 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.
Our team of therapists are all qualified and fully trained psychotherpists. They have additonal years of experience and specialist training in the area of supporting male victim survivors of domestic violence including coercive control.
Men’s Aid provides 1:1 in person counselling support for victim survivors of domestic violence, partner violence, familial abuse including coercive control.
Counselling currently takes place in Navan, Co. Meath. We are hoping to expand this service to Dublin city centre, Galway and Waterford in the summer of 2022.
If you are interested in our counselling support please call our Helpline on 01 554 3811.