The person centred approach has its base in the humanistic tradition, placing people at the centre of care. A fundamental focus of this therapy is the client’s personal growth, and helping clients realise their potential. To enable self-actualisation of the client, Carl Rogers defined core conditions (attributes).
The main ones are: empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard. PCT counsellors demonstrate their genuine empathy, and understand issues from your point of view. For maximum benefit they will be congruent (genuine and authentic) about you to themselves, and to you. They will also demonstrate unconditional positive regard, that is, they will be accepting of you and not judge you.
These core conditions facilitate deeper connection and understanding between client and therapist, through the therapeutic process. And in so doing, help clients to uncover and realise the power and potential within them.
Person Centred Therapy is an optimistic approach toward the human condition, this means it very much believes in the power of the human spirit. If we can book you into it, we hope you enjoy our ‘Rogers room’ which was inspired by Carl Rogers himself.
Client centred therapy offers a ‘here and now’ focus with a keen focus on the therapeutic relationship. You will be encouraged to bring what seems relevant to sessions. Your therapist will view you as the expert about you, whilst helping guide exploration of your issues, how they impact you, and your values and beliefs.
Over time, this unpacking of issues leads to greater awareness and resolution. This can feel empowering, as you let go of old ways and come to new learnings about yourself, and the things that can support you, which will better serve you and your actualisation and growth.
Our Person Centred therapists will trust in your ability to actualise your potential whilst creating the kind of climate that will nurture this. They will compassionately follow your lead, without judgement. This can encourage clients to trust in themselves, and learn they can achieve their goals.
This fosters autonomy and independence which can serve clients’ during, and beyond therapy. Person centred therapy usually lasts between 6 and 18 sessions, depending on the severity of the issue(s), and sessions are weekly, lasting 50 minutes.
We offer Person Centred Therapy in Birmingham. Phinity Therapy also serves other cities and countries through our network of qualified therapists. Online therapy is also available, catering for those who cannot reach our clinic or have busy schedules.
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