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Person-centred Therapy

Person-centred therapy is a talking therapy used by psychotherapists, counsellors, and other health care professionals.

Person-centred therapy, as devised by Carl Rogers, is based on the assumption that an individual seeking support in the resolution of a problem can engage in an accepting, non-judgmental relationship with the therapist, allowing the client to freely express emotions and feelings. It is also called client-centred or Rogerian counselling.

Person-centred therapy is for clients who would like to address specific psychological habits or patterns of thinking. The client is perceived by the therapist as being the best authority of their own experience and therefore capable of achieving their own potential for growth and problem resolution. The person-centred therapist provides favourable conditions to allow the emergence of such potential through unconditional positive regard, empathic understanding, and congruence (genuineness), thus enabling the client to come to terms with negative feelings, and develop inner resources with the power and freedom to bring about change.


Sourced from: UK Council for Psychotherapy

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