Person Centred Counselling
Person-centred counselling is a type of psychotherapy that aims to help you understand your feelings, thoughts and behaviour in order to deal with any problems in your life. Person-centred counselling can help you deal with issues such as depression or anxiety by giving you the space to explore your emotions and make positive changes. The therapist will listen carefully and let you talk about whatever is important to you, without judging or criticizing. This approach helps create an atmosphere of trust between therapist and client which means people feel comfortable sharing their deepest thoughts at all times during sessions.
The therapist’s role is to act as a facilitator who supports the client in finding their own answers and making positive changes.
The therapist’s role is to act as a facilitator who supports the client in finding their own answers and making positive changes. In this way, the person-centred approach differs from many other counselling models that focus on giving advice or telling clients what to do. The person-centred therapist does not take on an authoritarian role but rather works collaboratively with clients to help them explore their feelings and develop strategies for solving problems as well as increasing self-awareness and self-acceptance.
The three main principles underpinning person-centred counselling are unconditional positive regard, genuineness and empathy.
Unconditional Positive Regard: This means that the counsellor accepts the client as they are, without judgment or criticism.
Genuineness: The counsellor should be honest about their feelings, thoughts and beliefs so that it’s clear they’re not pretending to be something they’re not. This helps build trust between the client and counsellor which enables them both to talk openly about difficult issues without worrying about being judged by each other.
Empathy: Empathy is being able to imagine yourself in someone else’s shoes (i.e., putting yourself into another person’s situation). It involves putting aside your own needs, opinions and judgements so that you can understand what someone else might think or feel when faced with certain situations.
Person-centred counselling factors into many different therapeutic approaches.
Person-centred counselling is a type of counselling that focuses on the client. It emphasises the feelings, thoughts and needs of the client. This approach aims to help people improve their life quality and relationships with others by changing patterns of behaviour.
Person-centred counselling factors into many different therapeutic approaches including psychodynamic therapy, humanistic psychology and existentialism (which involves looking at how we exist in relation to our environment).
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Person centred counselling is a type of therapy that can be used with a wide range of clients. It is not only effective in helping people deal with their issues, but also gives them the tools they need to manage their lives and relationships better. If you want more information on how person-centred counselling can help you or someone else in your life, contact us today
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