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A quick guide to humanistic counselling & person-centred therapy

Posted on Thursday, 02 February 2023, in Treatments & Therapy

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Humanistic counselling and person-centred therapy are two forms of therapy that focus on the individual as a whole person and their unique experiences. These therapies aim to provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and emotions and work towards personal growth and self-awareness. In this blog, we'll explore the approach, benefits, and how this therapy can help individuals lead fulfilling lives.


What is humanistic counselling/person-centred therapy?

Both therapeutic approaches prioritise the individual's subjective experience. The therapist views each person as unique, with their thoughts, feelings, and emotions contributing to their overall life experience. This form of therapy is rooted in the belief that everyone has the potential for personal growth and self-awareness and that they can reach their full potential given the right environment and support.

The therapist's role in this approach is to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where individuals can explore their inner experiences without fear of being judged or criticised. The therapist uses active listening and empathy to help individuals gain insights into their thoughts and feelings and supports them in their journey towards self-awareness and personal growth.


How can humanistic counselling and person-centred therapy help?

The many benefits include increased self-awareness, improved self-esteem, greater self-acceptance, and a sense of empowerment. People who participate in this therapy often develop a better understanding of themselves and their experiences, which can lead to a greater sense of self-acceptance and improved self-esteem.

In addition to these personal benefits, humanistic counselling and person-centred can also help individuals improve their relationships with others. By gaining a deeper understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and emotions, people can learn how to communicate more effectively with others and build stronger and more meaningful relationships.

It can also help people overcome challenges and challenges in their lives, such as depression, anxiety, and stress. By exploring their inner experiences and working through their challenges, individuals can gain a greater sense of control over their lives and a deeper understanding of what they need to do to achieve their goals.

If you're interested in exploring humanistic counselling or person-centred therapy, it's important to find a qualified therapist trained in this approach. It's also important to choose a therapist you feel comfortable with and believe will provide you with the support and guidance you need. We can help you arrange a consultation with several different therapists to find one that is the right fit for you.

Our team of experts includes psychotherapists and counsellors trained in this approach. To arrange a consultation, please call us on 0203 326 9160.


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