Person Centered Therapy: A Case Study

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The moral and ethical values of any counselor are significant, they are a mix of our beliefs system, ethical standards and therapy styles. Nevertheless these values must not be counter-transferred to the clients that we meet. A counselor’s values will show through in the type of theory that they subscribe to, for use with their clients. Combining aspects from the various styles of therapies available, will allow the counselor to find the best path to follow with each client. Being able to place emphasis on the past experiences of the client and provide their feelings meaning will provide merit and fulfillment to the process and outcome for both the client, person centered therapy offers this ability. Having the diversity of therapies …show more content…
Having a therapy that focuses on the person rather than the practice of theory furnish the client a greater confidence in the process of therapy. Person-centered therapy requires an openness and the knowledge that each person is unique and the issues that they come into therapy with are as distinctive as they are (McLeod, 2011). In my opinion a worthy counselor will be able to listen as well as hear, show empathy when needed, be compassionate about their clients and have unconditional positive regard for their clients (David Murphy, 2012). The counselor will be able to assist without judgement and be discreet about their issues. A respectable counselor will research new avenues to assist with different cultures and religions and be self-aware as well. Other essential attributes of a helpful counselor will need are the ability to be authentic and honest with themselves as well as others. For myself, I would like to learn more in this area of person centered theory of counseling therapy. I feel that this therapy grants a client a greater say into what they are seeking to discover regarding their past, present and …show more content…
Since moving away from there as a young adult, becoming involved with learning about other people and where they come from has been fulfilling. Having lived in the projects and being a minority there was an interesting experience allowing me to learn first-hand regarding how other ethnicities live, play, work, and how they are discriminated against. I have laughed, cried and argued with them within the context of their own world. I have had the privilege of being accepted by some who were brought up not to associate themselves with those of other color. Another culture that I have been involved with is our local Asian community. For several years now, I have had the honor of being the person that many in our community have come to for advice on an array of issues. I stand open to learning more concerning the person and their strife and struggles-from the concentration camps of Asia (yes they do still exist) to the troubles of the black men and women and how they still struggle with racism and prejudice. I have witnessed how young black males-even in 2015-struggle, as though they have no future beyond the streets due to poverty and their lack of education. My experiences with these two ethnicities have also given me another unique insight that will guide me along the

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