Person-Centered Therapy


Person-centered therapy (PCT) is a holistic talking therapy founded by psychologist Carl Rogers in the 1940s and 1950s.  Carl Rogers said “it is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried”.

PCT is a talking therapy which places the client at the heart of his or her own therapy.

The goal of PCT is to provide clients with an opportunity to develop a sense of self wherein they can realize how their attitudes, feelings and behavior are being negatively affected and make an effort to find their true positive potential. In this technique, therapists create a comfortable, non-judgmental environment by demonstrating congruence (genuineness), empathy, and unconditional positive regard toward their clients while using a non-directive approach.

This provides the client with the opportunity to have a deep and meaningful relationship based on genuine warmth, respect and acceptance.  Through such a relationship the client can gradually begin to explore difficult facets of their experience which are challenging to their self-concept. The therapist will encourage their client to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions.

Cathy Cook offers this type of therapy.

 

Please call 07811 000 149 or email Cathy at cathy@newlifecounselling.co.uk

 

 

 
 
 
 

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