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Carl Rogers and the Counsellor relationship

On our ‘Counselling Page’ we use Rogers quotation below to highlight the importance of the Counsellor relationship in Simply Counselling. Getting the relationship right is the heart of what we do! “In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way:

Julie and the Support Worker

We were contacted by a School and asked to see Julie, one of their parents, who they found difficult to engage and were concerned as one of her children was at risk of exclusion. Julie said she might be interested in going to counselling.  The School continued working with Julie over a period of six months until finally she was

Jack’s Story

Jack, a 26-year-old male client, came to Simply as he was suffering from chronic anxiety. Jack felt ‘trapped’ every time he was in social situations. The Counsellor, working at Jack’s pace, curiously explored what this anxiety felt like for him and the situations when he felt most anxious. As Jack was open to experimenting with new ways of being when he was socialising, Jack and the Counsellor created some experiments together for him to practice in social situations. Jack agreed to come back and share what

Zoe and the Support Worker

Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service referred Zoe, a parent, to us for counselling. We phoned Zoe to ask about her availability and what would be the best days and times for her to attend. During the phone conversation Zoe informed us she had problems leaving her home as she was terrified the father of their children would follow her and wouldn’t