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Armstrong House

Welcome to the Counselling Room, Armstrong House.   Imagine a space where feelings and thoughts  could be explored in safety. A space to find meaning. It is the quality of the emerging therapeutic relationship which is of significance in counselling practice. However,  it is the context in which the therapeutic relationship develops (the physical and… Read More Armstrong House

Theory & Practice


Counselling and Catharsis The Greek Philosopher, Aristotle termed catharsis as ‘drama which leads to emotional purging… a release of deeply held emotions’. An emotional cleansing perhaps? Catharsis in practice is about  ‘appropriately bringing to consciousness repressed ideas, accompanied by the expression of emotion‘, and safe release of tension. Counselling provides individuals with the opportunity to… Read More Catharsis