About Person-Centred Counselling
Person-Centred Counselling was developed by Dr Carl Rogers, and it is one of the widely recognised Humanistic Therapies. It can be described as a deeply respectful and empowering approach, and a nurturing way of relating to others.
This approach is all about enabling you to be the best you can be, and through a supportive relationship which is firmly based in genuineness (congruence), understanding (empathy) and acceptance (unconditional positive regard).
Within the approach, there is a deep trust that you are the expert in your own life - it is only you that can know how you feel and what is right for you. The approach also places real emphasis on understanding you from your perspective, and accepting you as a 'whole person'.
The therapy is the relationship between 'Client' and 'Counsellor' - as opposed to therapy tools or techniques, and you are fully supported in finding your strengths and solutions for moving forward. Person-Centred Counselling can enable you to: