Person-centred therapy

Person-centred, or client-centred, therapy is based on the view that, given the right conditions, everyone has the capacity and desire for growth towards personal fulfilment and change. Rather than being seen as the expert and directing the therapy, the therapist helps the person to develop and grow in their own way by offering the person a relationship that is deeply understanding, accepting and genuine. The therapist’s role is to maintain a nondirective and supportive stance whilst clarifying what is said with a view to promoting the person’s self-understanding and growth.