Person-centred therapy, also referred to as humanistic counselling, is a supportive form of therapy in which you are given a safe space share your concerns.
This type of counselling is based on the philosophy that individuals are full of growth potential, and that, given the right conditions, all people are capable of being loving, creative and knowledgeable.
Humanistic therapy evolved in the 1950s and 1960s in the USA as part of a ‘human potential movement’. Carl Rogers posited core conditions of unconditional positive regard, congruence and empathy which are central to a person-centred approach.
Person-centred counselling forms the backdrop to all our counselling work. A person-centred counsellor will ask you questions, leading you to deep discoveries about your feelings, blind spots, hopes and needs.
One of the foundations of training as a psychotherapist or counsellor is to practice a person-centred approach, and your therapist will be empathic, understanding, supportive and non-judgmental.