About therapy approach
What is person-centered therapy?
Person-centered therapy uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction. The therapist is there to encourage and support the client and to guide the therapeutic process without interrupting or interfering with the client’s process of self-discovery.
How it works?
The success of person-centered therapy relies on three conditions:
Unconditional positive regard, which means therapists are empathetic and non-judgmental to convey their feelings of understanding, trust, and confidence that encourage their clients to make their own decisions and choices.
Empathetic understanding, which means therapists completely understand and accept their clients’ thoughts and feelings.
Congruence, which means therapists carry no air of authority or professional superiority but, instead, present a true and accessible self that clients can see is honest and transparent.
Before your first appointment
Before your first appointment please have a look at the policy below.