THE PERSON-CENTRED APPROACH


The late Carl Rogers founded the Person-Centred approach.  His thinking was that every human being has the potential for positive growth and change, when certain core conditions are present (acceptance, empathy & congruence) within the therapeutic relationship.  The client is the ‘expert’ on themselves and the therapist uses his/her skills to help the client make sense of and reflect on difficult issues and painful feelings.


I chose to train and continue to practise in the Person-Centred approach because I believe it to be respectful of the client’s autonomy.  And, its therapeutic success is reliant on the dynamic quality and depth of the relationship between client and counsellor.

Therapy Approach