Theory & Practice

Catharsis

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

Theory & Practice

How I work

As a professional counsellor, I view my role as an objective observer; informed by Psycho-dynamic theory and a relational approach to practice. Careful and considered thought is given to feelings, thoughts, and relationships with self and others. As the therapeutic relationship develops, meaning is applied and links drawn between the past and the present. Counselling is not something that is ‘done to you’, it is a two-person process.… Read More How I work