What Is Person Centred Counselling?

The concept of self-direction, based on personal freedom, is the essence of this non-directive approach to counselling. The aim is to move from a position of being someone who others do things to, to being on a journey to discover your true worth.

“The less we value ourselves, the more we are drawn to work hard to ensure people’s affection, approval and acceptance” (D. Rowe, “The Successful Self”, 1993).

There is a shift from ‘doing’ to ‘being’ when a person stops seeking acceptance and approval of others.  Self-understanding leads to self-acceptance, which leads in turn to a healthy, fulfilled person. Person-centred counselling is about trying to help people move towards change, growth and fulfillment, and to regain the ability to act freely.

Below is a video of the originator of the person centred approach, Carl Rogers, talking about his modality.

Read the book: [easyazon-link asin=”1849207356″ locale=”uk”]Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell[/easyazon-link]* is an easy to read book on person centred counselling.

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Ian Tomlinson

I am the Director of the Affinity Centre and provide therapy and counselling in Wilmslow for straight and gay individuals and couples. My intention is to support you in making the changes you want in your life so you can feel happier, more contented and at peace in the world.

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