The Person Centred approach

What it means, in terms of our work together

Carl Rogers used the word 'counselling' to move things away from psychiatry and psychoanalysis: counsellor and clients are equals as humans, no lab coat or big title to make one mightier than the other. Rogers, alongside other 'humanistic' practitioners, advocated for a non directive approach (letting the client bring what they feel they need to talk about in each session), for empathy and non-judgment: the therapist does not interpret or diagnose : each client's situation is unique, and the job of the therapist is to meet the client in their world, in their frame of reference.

For more information, here is the wikipedia article on Carl Rogers, and on Person Centred therapy

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Photograph of Carl Rogers. Source: [] Permission granted by Natalie Rogers