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Welcome To Counselling

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Person-Centred Counselling

Carl Rogers was a Professor of Psychology and worked as a therapist, through his research and writing he developed the Person-Centred Approach in the early 1940's and extending into the 1980s. Rogers believed that everyone can self-heal using their own innate resources, self-disclosure and have the potential of growth given the right conditions. It is only through adverse experiences and circumstances that can affect people and cause deviations from this. The theory is fundamentally organismic and holistic in nature, often described as a humanistic therapy.

 

 

Person-Centred Therapy firmly puts the client in control, helping them to develop their own coping skills and life strategies which can help in the future after therapy ends. The intention of this process is to empower the client, giving them the confidence, they need to solve their own problems and self-heal. 

 

The therapeutic relationship that develops between the client and counsellor is extremely important for the client to benefit from the process. ​The counsellor is there to be genuine, non-judgemental, give unconditional positive regard, congruence and empathetic understanding which aims to give the client the confidence to express themselves and grow.

The aim is for the client to gain self-actualisation.

Further reading about Carl Rogers and The Person-Centred Approach can be found in, 

Rogers, Carl R. (1942). Counseling and psychotherapy. 

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