Sarah Woolston

Sarah Woolston


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07814057230

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Therapist - Royston

Royston SG8
07814057230
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

The person-centred approach maintains that three core conditions provide a climate conducive to growth and therapeutic change. They contrast starkly with those conditions believed to be responsible for psychological disturbance. The core conditions are:

Unconditional positive regard

Empathic understanding

Congruence

The first — unconditional positive regard — means that the counsellor accepts the client unconditionally and non-judgementally. The client is free to explore all thoughts and feelings, positive or negative, without danger of rejection or condemnation. Crucially, the client is free to explore and to express without having to do anything in particular or meet any particular standards of behaviour to ‘earn’ positive regard from the counsellor. The second — empathic understanding — means that the counsellor accurately understands the client’s thoughts, feelings, and meanings from the client’s own perspective. When the counsellor perceives what the world is like from the client’s point of view, it demonstrates not only that that view has value, but also that the client is being accepted. The third — congruence — means that the counsellor is authentic and genuine. The counsellor does not present an aloof professional facade, but is present and transparent to the client. There is no air of authority or hidden knowledge, and the client does not have to speculate about what the counsellor is ‘really like’.

Together, these three core conditions are believed to enable the client to develop and grow in their own way — to strengthen and expand their own identity and to become the person that they ‘really’ are independently of the pressures of others to act or think in particular ways.

The above is very technical, to make sense of this I offer a safe, reliable space to explore what life is like today and perception and projection of your world.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Adoption issues, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work

Therapist - ROYSTON

ROYSTON SG8
07814 057230
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a fully qualified, professional, person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist based in the Hertfordshire area. I am a warm and caring person with a genuine passion to help people find a way through their problems, achieve their potential and find some peace and contentment within. I will listen and support you whilst you work through the issues that are troubling you. We will work together to lighten the load you are carrying. 

Sadly life can present difficulties and problems which cause unhappiness and can leave a person wondering how they will cope or even if there is any point to it all. Relationship problems, work issues, financial worries, abuse, anxiety, depression, anger, addiction, discrimination, ill health and low self-esteem are sadly common place in our society. Loosing loved ones is something we all have to face at some point in our life which can be devastating. The good news is that talking about your experiences and feelings with a person-centred counsellor can really help.

Letting go of past, painful experiences can help to create space for new ideas, hopes and dreams to make themselves known. Person-centred counselling can also be helpful if you want to explore your options, perhaps supporting you with a change of direction or making a decision. Person-centred counselling can help you to get to know yourself better enabling you to be the person you really want to be.

Being able to trust that whatever you talk about will be held in confidence is an important and essential element of the counselling relationship. Confidentiality will be explained during your first session.


What I can help with

Addictions, Obsessions, Self-harm, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Trauma, Personal development, AIDS/HIV, Disability, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexuality, Adoption issues, Relationships, Anger management, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Family therapy, Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work

Supervisor - ROYSTON

ROYSTON SG8
07814 057230
Contact Sarah for session rate.

Features

About me and my therapy practice

Evenings and weekends appointments available

What I can help with

Types of therapy

Family therapy, Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work