Person Centred Therapy provides a supportive environment where clients can re-balance into their true identity and realise their full potential. Carl Rogers was the creator of this approach where empathy is an important element. It belongs to the Humanistic as oppose to psychoanalytic and behaviourist branch of psychology
Humanism is a Holistic approach which is concerned with the whole of a person and believe that people are essentially good and want to reach their fullest potential in life and that the way to understand others is to sit down, share their experiences with them and be open to their feelings. In this therapy the therapist and the client are equal with the therapist being more of a counsellor who listens and is fully present with her whole body. The most important quality in this form of therapy is the therapeutic relationship.
“One of the reasons the therapist-client relationship has such therapeutic potential is that it is the one relationship in the clients life that is actually happening during the therapy hour. During that time all other relationships, are more abstract, more distant”
M. Kahn 1991. Between Therapist and Client: the New Relationship (p. 4)
What issues can this approach to therapy help you with?
Working with me:
The Relationships (with self and others) are most important and really lie at the essence of our lives. Alongside this is the Holistic element of this form of counselling and Psychotherapy where the whole of you comes into the room. So attending to the physical and the emotional parts of yourself help you then to access the deeper meaning of your experiences and to heal.
We all need to find our own meaning in life and own path in life too. My therapy focuses on helping you develop a stronger sense of self and discover where your anxieties lie so that we can explore and find inner resources in order to develop and grow in a positive and empowering direction. Everybody is unique and so I integrate different techniques according to your needs.
My Main areas :
Whole body stress
‘The act of revealing oneself fully to another and still being accepted may be the major vehicle of therapeutic help’
Irvin D. Yalom