Therapeutic Relationship In Therapeutic Therapy

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Therapeutic Relationship
The person centered approach highly accentuates the importance of the client-therapist relationship in the therapeutic process. It assumes that clients are basically trustworthy and have the inner resources to find solutions to their own problems. Putting this into practice, Ruth should be assisted by the therapist in setting her own goals for therapy. The therapist’s role is to create “growth-promoting climate” for her that will allow her to explore herself. Therapist can contribute to the client’s growth by providing a warm, positive, trusting, and open relationship. Therapist should be completely attententive to and immersed in Ruth’s expressed concerns about her appearance and anxiety. Taking in consideration the
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According to Rogers, to show empathy therapists have to share their own feelings from their life experiences that might be similar to the client’s feelings. This is so the counsellor can understand the client’s life as they view and feel it. However, it is important to remember that the therapist should do this without losing their own identity in order to assist the client view prior experiences in new ways as well as enhance their confidence in making choices and taking action (Corey, 2016). Demonstrating empathy can very well assist Ruth in profoundly making the crucial decisions of her life such as whether to perpetuate her relationship with her husband or not as well as being professionally involved or stay a …show more content…
According to Rogers, the clients should be provided a safe environment where they can realize their authentic ways of being. Therefore, Ruth should be provided an environment where she can put aside her facades. This will activate her capacity to define and clarify her own goals of therapy. Some goals that Ruth has identified include: overcoming her feelings of anxiety which have no medical basis according to her physician, her concern about her children not being home and how her family might be affected if she becomes professionally involved, her concern about maintaining her relationship with her husband which she considers “not satisfactory at all”, overcoming her keen concern about her weight and her appearance as she is aging. Her anxiety and her appearance are two major concerns that often consume her and triggered her to initiate

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