Holistic counselling philosophy and practice is based on the following principles:
- Respect for the individual as a whole person rather than a cluster of symptoms or problems,
- Understanding the individual as a member of a wider family, social and political context which profoundly influences his/her life,
- Reverence for the individual as they empower themselves by discovering the answers to their own questions and problems in their lives,
- Acknowledging that it is the basic right of every human being to be loved, wanted and to feel good about themselves.