What is Person-Centred/Humanistic Therapy?
Person-Centred Therapy is a very supportive and nurturing form of therapy that emphasizes unconditional acceptance from the therapist and free expression from the client.
Person-Centred/Humanistic Therapy was founded by Carl Rogers in the 1940s and has achieved a great following. The goal of Person-Centred Therapy is to provide you with an opportunity to develop a healthier and stronger sense of self. By creating an environment that allows you to realize how your attitudes, feelings and behavior are being negatively affected, you're able to find your true positive potential.
What does a Person-Centred Therapy session look like?
When using this approach, therapists create a warm, non-judgmental environment. They demonstrate genuineness, empathy, and an unconditional positive regard toward their clients while employing a non-directive approach. Therapists trained in this approach will help you become more self-aware and accepting of yourself by encouraging you to express your thoughts and engage in self-discovery. If you have a strong desire for a therapy style that enables you to explore yourself, a person-centred approach may be especially suited for you. You and your therapist will discuss the best plan of action concerning the frequency of your sessions. It is common to meet at least once a week, but this can vary.
Research has demonstrated that one of the most important predictors of obtaining success in therapy and counselling is the relationship between you and your therapist. At Mind + Zest, we take this research to heart. Our counselors will collaborate with you to develop a therapeutic plan that is tailored to your strengths, goals, and desired areas of change. Typically, most clients will have a sense of when their counselling goals have been reached. This sense of success typically emerges when you have overcome significant issues in your life and notice new feelings and changes in your behaviours. You may notice an increase in energy, mood, enthusiasm, motivation, general well-being, and interest, and you will gain the confidence to tackle new challenges on your own.
Successful counselling also depends on sustaining contact and momentum with your counselor. By regularly attending sessions, progression and healing is attained more quickly than when sessions are spread far apart or occur irregularly. Most of our clients find weekly sessions the most productive, while some individuals find bi-weekly or twice-a-week sessions as most effective.
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