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Therapy: Person-centred therapy

Person-centred therapy, also known as person-centred or client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously (rather than unconsciously as in the case of psychodynamic psychotherapy for example).

Person-centred counselling is one of the humanistic modalities or approaches. It was founded in the 1940s by the American psychologist Carl Rogers who believed that, given the right conditions, a person can reach their full potential and become their true (congruent) self, which he termed ‘self-actualisation’. The approach is based on the belief that actualisation process is innate and accessible to everyone. 

During person centred therapy, you would be encouraged to bring your own issues to the session – the process is nondirective and it would be led by you.

A person-centred counsellor and therapist will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview, so you can become more self-aware, discover your own abilities and achieve greater independence.

Person-cantered therapy can be effective in addressing more common mental health problem such as anxiety and depression.

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