Person-centered therapy, also known as client-centered therapy, is a humanistic approach to psychotherapy that emphasizes the individual’s unique experiences, values, and personal growth. This therapy was developed by Carl Rogers in the 1950s, and it focuses on the belief that individuals have within themselves the potential for personal growth and healing.
In person-centered therapy, the therapist provides an environment that is empathetic, non-judgmental, and understanding, allowing the client to feel safe and comfortable in exploring their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. The therapist helps the client to clarify their own feelings and values, and encourages them to make their own decisions and find their own solutions to problems.
Person-centered therapy is based on the idea that people are inherently good and have the capacity for self-awareness and self-growth. The therapist’s role is to facilitate this process by providing a safe and supportive environment, listening actively, and helping the client to develop their own insights and understanding. The focus is on the client’s experience and their own unique perspective rather than on the therapist’s interpretation or diagnosis.
Shervan K Shahhian