What is Person-Centred Psychotherapy?
Person-Centred Psychotherapy is based on the belief that, with the right conditions, each of us is capable of self-healing and personal growth. The goal of this type of therapy is to create an environment of compassion and empathy, in which difficult feelings or experiences can be explored safely.
Person-Centred Psychotherapy can help clients to identify and utilise their own strengths, and to reconnect with their inner values and sense of self-worth. Person-Centred psychotherapists facilitate this process by offering their clients unconditional acceptance, and listening to their experiences with understanding and without any judgment.
What can you expect from Person-Centred Psychotherapy?
Person-Centred Psychotherapy is a talking therapy in which you, the client, will be encouraged to take the lead and decide which topics to focus on. This type of therapy does not rely on therapeutic techniques, and we will not assess or evaluate you.
During sessions, we may rephrase your words or ask questions to help us to understand you more fully, but our goal is not to judge or interpret what you are saying. By reflecting your own words back to you, we hope to assist you in gaining a deeper understanding of your thoughts and feelings. Sometimes there may be moments of silence during sessions, which can help to allow your thoughts to flow in.
As Person-Centred therapists, we will not try to change your thinking or tell you what you should do. Instead, our specialist training enables us to create a relationship which supports your process of self-exploration and self-acceptance, and in which you can experience psychological growth. Our goal is to help you in making the decisions that are right for you.