Someone said once..."Common sense isn't very common"
My approach is very like the Pluralistic approach.
The pluralistic approach starts from the assumption that different things are likely to help different people at different points in time. It can be summed up as a ‘both/and’ in contrast to an ‘either / or’ one.
(1) Lots of different things can be helpful to clients;
(2) If we want to know what is most likely to help clients, we should ask the client and listen to them about what they also think might be useful.
It makes sense then that my role in the counselling room should not assume that I know what is the right focus or course of therapy for you. Common sense would say by working close with you on how the work should proceed would mean we end up getting to what your desired goal / outcome more effectively.