Person-centred therapy – also known as person-centred counselling or client-centred counselling – is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which you perceive yourself consciously rather than how I as counsellor can interpret your unconscious thoughts or ideas.
Created in the 1950s by American psychologist, Carl Rogers, the person-centred approach ultimately sees human beings as having an innate tendency to develop towards their full potential. However, this ability can become blocked or distorted by our life experiences – particularly those that affect our sense of value.
As a counsellor in this approach I work to understand your experience from your point of view. I positively value you as a person in all aspects of your humanity, while aiming to be open and genuine as another human being. This is vital to helping you feel accepted and better understand your own feelings – essentially helping you to reconnect with your inner values and sense of self-worth. This reconnection with your inner resources enables you to find your own way to move forward. Read more