Counselling Theory Essay

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Counselling Theory Essay Claire Phillips 2ND May 2012 Word count: Critically evaluate the practical use of person-Centred theory and its limitations as suggested by its critics. How does Person-Centred theory and practice differ from two other models and what ways if any is it similar? * Philosophical base * Key principals * Theoretical concepts * Validity and relevance * Effectiveness * Relate theory to practice * Understanding essential theory of two other modules: * Transpersonal and Existential Therapy Carl Roger’s, the founder of the Person Centered theory came to his vision through his own life journey and relationship with clients as a psychologist. He believed in the potential being realised in all of us under the right core conditions (congruence, unconditional positive regard and empathy) culminating in the actualising tendancy: The tendancy within all humans (animals and plants) to move toward completion or fulfilment of potentials, i.e., wholeness. Individuals must develop the concept of self and the awareness of their experiences becoming the person’s self perception and the perception of the organismic self (the true-self). (htt//webspace.ship/edu/cgboer/rogers.htm accessed 28/2/2008) When there are incongruences between the ideal self and the self concept the more dysfunctions will occur. Most of our conditions of worth have been set in place by the conditions and experiences of our upbringing. especially by parents. Positive self regard is important and brought about by positive regard, a need for love and contact with another person where conditions of worth do not determine a persons self-esteem. If you do this then I will love you, hence you can only be successful if you fulfil other peoples expectations .The importance of self positive regard

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