Recently, I have been realising how misused the term “Self-actualization” is, and particularly in relation to the person-centred approach. This article attempts to set the record straight!

In this article, I will give a brief outline of What Counselling is. I have also made a short video explaining what Counselling is and what you can expect from your first session of Counselling – link in article

In this article and video I discuss why knowing your view on Human Nature is so important as a Therapist. I also include some questions to help you reflect on this topic, in attempt to help you uncover your own beliefs about Human Nature.


The course is without doubt one of the most difficult, in depth, warts and all experiences I have ever had. Yet at the same time it is also one of the most liberating, eye opening and character-building experiences of my life. But what next?


In this article, I hope to tackle the on-going trend of integration and pluralism across many different approaches to Counselling. I focus particularly on the Person-Centred Approach (PCA) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as this appears to be the most common pairing and, in my opinion, mismatch.