Person Centered Therapy

The success of this therapy is not based on the skills of the counsellor, but rather on his/her attitude towards the client. Person-centred therapists believe the client has all the answers and by using the three core skills of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence, the client will get to a better place on their own.

Person-Centred Therapy will:

  • Recognise that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor
  • Provide a safe environment with an empathic, accepting and non-judgemental therapist
  • Support clients to realise their own resources, strengths and self-understanding
  • Help clients to develop a more positive relationship with themselves and others

Person-Centred Therapy is useful in:

-Abuse

-Eating disorders

-Bereavement

-Trauma

The client determines the general direction of the therapy while the counsellor seeks to increase the client’s insights and self-awareness through a variety of clarifying questions.

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