humanistic counselling

A non-judgemental, supportive and understanding service, in a safe and confidential environment.

What is Counselling?

Are you experiencing problems with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bereavement, relationships, self-confidence, low self-esteem, anger or personal identity? Counselling could help.

Counselling is a therapy that can help you to better understand your thoughts and feelings and how they interact and influence your thoughts, relationships with others and the world around you.

What happens in Counselling?

PHP provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk to a trained professional about your issues and concerns.

A counsellor is non-judgemental and will not give you their opinions or advice or prescribe medication.

They will help you find your own solutions – whether that’s making effective changes in your life or finding ways of coping with your problems.

Counselling can take different forms depending on your needs and what type of therapy may be suitable.
Most therapy takes place in planned, regular sessions which last for around 50 minutes. How often you see your therapist and how many appointments you have will depend on your individual circumstances, and will be agreed between you and your therapist.
What you talk about will vary depending on what you want help with and the therapist’s approach. It could include:
  • your relationships
  • your childhood
  • your feelings, emotions or thoughts
  • your behaviour
  • past and present life events
  • situations you find difficult

Your therapist will be impartial but understanding. They will listen to you without judgment and help you explore your thoughts and emotions. They may offer information, but they won’t tell you what you should think or do.

Taken from the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) website, for more info:


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