“Person or client-centred therapy is based on the view that everyone has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change, given the right conditions. Rather than being seen as the expert and directing the therapy, the counsellor offers unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence to help you come to terms with any negative feelings and to change and develop in your own way.”
Source: British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) website.
So what does this mean for you?
It means that I will…
- never stand in judgement of you (unconditional positive regard)
- always be my honest self in sessions with you (congruence)
- always share your feelings from wherever you are in that moment (empathy)