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.
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