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The person-centred approach to psychotherapy and counselling is a therapeutic approach that focuses on the individual's subjective experiences and perspectives. It is based on the philosophy that each person has the potential to grow and develop and has the capacity to resolve their own problems. This approach was developed by Carl Rogers in the 1940s and 1950s and is based on the principles of empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard.
When applying the person-centred approach, I aim provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment that allows people to express their feelings and experiences. I aim to listen actively, reflects people's thoughts and feelings, and help people to gain insight into their own thoughts and behaviours. As the therapist, I do not impose my own views or opinions, but instead focuses on helping the client to understand and accept their own thoughts and feelings.
The person-centred approach recognises that each individual has a unique set of experiences and perspectives and that their self-concept is developed through their interactions with others. This approach encourages people that choose to work with me to be self-aware and to take responsibility for their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
The therapeutic relationship is key to the person-centred approach, and I therefore aim to establish an environment of trust and rapport. The therapy is non-directive. This means that people that work with me are encouraged to lead the session, exploring their thoughts and feelings at their own pace. I encouraged people to be honest and open about their experiences, and I as therapist in return aspire to be supportive, accepting, and respectful.
The goal of person-centred counselling is to help people to understand their thoughts and feelings, develop self-awareness, and increase their capacity to make positive changes in their lives. As therapist, I endeavour to assist people in gaining insight into their behaviour patterns and potentially develop new strategies for coping with life's challenges.
In summary, the person-centred approach to counselling is a client-focused and empowering approach. It helps individuals to gain insight into their thoughts and feelings and aims to develop self-awareness and personal growth. Person Centered Therapy recognises that each person is unique and has the capacity to resolve their own problems and encourages the client to take responsibility for their own growth and development.