Person Centered Therapy And The Theory Of Person-Centered Therapy

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Person-centered therapy (PCT), also known as person-centered psychotherapy, Rogerian psychotherapy, client-centered therapy or, person-centered counseling. It is a popular treatment that has proven to be effective despite criticism by behaviorists for deficiency of structure. Psychoanalysts too criticize it for its ability to provide conditional relationships. Carl Rogers, a human psychologist who developed this approach believed that humans are good fundamentally and that they all have a desire to actualize and be the best. Initially, he referred to the technique as non-directive therapy as it aimed at being as non directive as possible; he however
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Fundamentally, this type of therapy aims at unraveling the hard aspects of an individual’s experience that are a challenge to their perception. One’s perception is believed to form the core component of his or her experience and influence their attitude to the world. This approach helps the client recognize that their self-concept has been taken from them in their struggle to fit in and get absorbed by the people in their social environment. Due to the command for positive regard from others by humans, an individual tends to become simplified and accepted person that upon changing may result to lose of positive regard. Gradually one’s self-concept is taken over by ideals that belong to other …show more content…
This approach targets the clients’ ability to heal all by themselves naturally provided the right relationship with the therapist is availed. This type of therapy brings out changes such as: an improved understanding of oneself and better self awareness, less negative feelings such as insecurity and guilt, the client experiences less disagreements between their actual and their idealized selves, relationships after a client based therapy are healthier, expression of oneself is improved, there is an increased ability of an individual to trust himself and a healthy sense of change is generated

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