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:
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.