The person-centred approach is a positive and optimistic form of therapy, which encourages you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions in a confidential environment so you can gain clarity on the problems you are currently facing in life. It’s based on the humanistic philosophy that every individual has the ability to create a more positive and satisfying way of living. This is to help you reconnect with your own capacity for self-healing and personal growth, which encourages responsibility. Person-centred counsellors use a supportive, non-directive method and focus on the ‘here and now’. The personal relationship you have with your counsellor is an important part of the therapy. Their openness, authenticity, empathy, mirroring and feedback skills will benefit those who are dealing with depression, anxiety, alcohol addictions, personality disorders and eating disorders.