Empathy Zone - Counselling that inspires

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How I Work

Without feelings and emotions, empathy ceases to exist.
A world without empathy is alien to the very notion of what a human being is.*

Empathy is the ability of humans to share emotions and feelings. Empathy in therapy increases the delivery of therapeutic healing. The name of my counselling services – Empathy Zone – reflects my deep respect for empathy and its ability to empower individuals.

My counselling credo follows the counsel of the Hippocratic Oath: Primum non nocere (First do no harm) as well as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework of values, principles and personal moral qualities.

My studies, training and continuous personal and professional development agenda are embedded in person-centred philosophy. I work in a person-centered way which means that I specialise in meeting you – the person.

My integrity and respect towards you is the bedrock on which my therapeutic counselling is based. During the sessions I draw on a wealth of life experiences to assist me in engaging with you as an individual and meeting your unique perceptions.

This focus on meeting you, the person, is consciously directed at working with all aspects of your personality, feelings, emotions, thoughts, images etc., both positive and negative. In particular if you belong to the seldom heard part of our society I would welcome the opportunity to work with you.

The nature of counselling is such that it has to be carried out behind closed doors and a great deal of confidentiality, and ethical mindfulness goes into sealing the privacy of my therapy room. In my therapeutic environment, your wellbeing will be especially safeguarded and in my view one of the key means to achieve this is my responsibility to monitor and maintain boundaries.

As a member of BACP I abide by their Ethical Framework and complaint procedure. You can take comfort, reassurance and a high degree of certainty that my responsibility to you, my counselling credentials along with deep respect for your autonomy, are strengthened and safeguarded by my adhering to the standards set out by BACP.

* Rifkin, J. (2010) The Empathic Civilization, p.176, Cambridge: PolityPress