Pioneered by Dr. Carl Rogers, a psychologist, in the 1930s and 1940s.   Person centred counselling is also called humanistic.  This was a departure from the more analytic approach popular at the time.   Rogers took an optimistic view of people and talked about the concept of “self actualisation”.  An internal biological force for an individual’s motivation to learn and to grow and to develop to the fullest.   Rogers felt that growth occurred when confronting problems, struggling to master them and developing new skills and capacities through this struggle.   A person centred counsellor is non-judgmental and non-directive.  This allows you, the Client, to move at your own pace and to make discoveries about yourself and to make changes as and when you feel ready.  This will help you in future to have the confidence to find your own answers when surrounded by distressing issues—the tools for the future.   At the heart of the person-centred approach is the relationship between the Client and the counsellor.  Rogers felt that change in an individual came about through experience in a relationship and he gave 3 essential conditions for a therapeutic relationship, genuineness, acceptance and understanding.    “.. In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person?  Now I would phrase the question in this way:  How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?” Carl Rogers,
PERSON CENTRED APPROACH
The Counselling Room
http://www.counsellingroom.org
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  Pioneered by Dr. Carl Rogers, a psychologist, in the 1930s and 1940s.   Person centred counselling is also called humanistic.  This was a departure from the more analytic approach popular at the time.   Rogers took an optimistic view of people and talked about the concept of “self actualisation”.  An internal biological force for an individual’s motivation to learn and to grow and to develop to the fullest.   Rogers felt that growth occurred when confronting problems, struggling to master them and developing new skills and capacities through this struggle.   A person centred counsellor is non-judgmental and non-directive.  This allows you, the Client, to move at your own pace and to make discoveries about yourself and to make changes as and when you feel ready.  This will help you in future to have the confidence to find your own answers when surrounded by distressing issues—the tools for the future.   At the heart of the person-centred approach is the relationship between the Client and the counsellor.  Rogers felt that change in an individual came about through experience in a relationship and he gave 3 essential conditions for a therapeutic relationship, genuineness, acceptance and understanding.    “.. In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person?  Now I would phrase the question in this way:  How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?” Carl Rogers,
PERSON CENTRED APPROACH
The Counselling Room
http://www.counsellingroom.org
Made by Mari with you in mind