What's Person-Centered Psychotherapy
Person-centered approach or client-based therapy is a non-authoritative process that allows the client to take the lead in exploring their stories, emotions and feelings. Carl Rogers, the father of person-centered psychotherapy believed that each one of us is unique in the way we perceive the world and thus, should be allowed to explore our inner worlds and find the right path to become happier and more fulfilled individuals.
Why is Person-Centered Psychotherapy also called Non-Directive Psychotherapy
While this approach similarly explores the subconscious mind, it differs from psychoanalytical and psychodynamic approaches in multiple ways. In person-centred psychotherapy, the therapist adopts a gentle and empathic methodology to allow the client to explore and navigate their traumas and blockages while building a strong therapeutic alliance.
This particular approach follows the client's lead when needed; the person-centred psychotherapist creates a safe space and gives the client the authority to fully explore their stories, challenges, mental blockages, traumas and emotions.
How is Person-Centered Psychotherapy adopted
Usually, person-centered technique is most beneficial when combined with other psychotherapeutic modalities such as CBT, solution-focused psychotherapy or motivational interviewing.
Which conditions is Person-Centered approach most suitable for
Person-centered technique is most beneficial when combined with other psychotherapeutic modalities such as CBT, solution-focused psychotherapy or motivational interviewing. It can be used when the client is facing challenges related to self-confidence, personal identity, authenticity, grief, breakups, professional anxiety and multiple combined life stressors.