Person-centred therapy/counselling, is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves. This approach sees human beings as having an innate tendency to develop towards their full potential. This ability can become blocked or distorted by certain life experiences, including accident, injury or illness.
The core purpose of person-centred therapy is to facilitate our ability to self-actualise – the belief that all of us will grow and fulfil our potential, overcoming difficulties on the way. It facilitates recovery by allowing people to explore and utilise their own strengths and personal identity as they rebuild their health . The counsellor aids this process, providing vital support to the client and they make their way through this journey.
The counsellor works to understand your experience from your own perspective. They will positively value you as a person in all aspects of your humanity, and will be open and genuine. You will feel accepted, and better able to understand your own feelings. This approach will help you to reconnect with your inner values and sense of self-worth.It will enable you to find your own way to move forward as you journey through rehabilitation.