Evaluate the Claim That Person-Centred Therapy Offers the Therapist All That He/She Need to Treat the Clients. Essay

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Evaluate the claim that Person-Centred Therapy offers the therapist all that he/she need to treat the clients. I will be assessing if a client can be solely treated by the Person Centred Therapy. Whilst establishing the pros and cons of Person Centred Therapy. Person or Client Centred therapy is also known as Rogerian or non-directive approach that puts the client in the driving seat. They decide what they will talk about and the therapist facilities what comes up in the room. The client decides on the length, course and the subject of the therapy. The humanistic theory developed in the 1950’s and their major theorists are Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, Fritz Perls, Rollo May and it is called the third force. On one hand Freud’s theory believed that primary forces like sexual tendencies are determining the human behaviour. Whilst the Humanistic theory is that individuals are motivated to realise their potential. The Humanistic theory deals with the here and now. They believe that all individuals have the potential to grow and posses the powers to self heal. When we fulfil our potential we self actualise. The counsellor encourages the client to find the power within, through self actualisation and to achieve this counsellor uses unconditional positive regard and empathy. Carl Ransom Rogers (January 8, 1902 – February 4, 1987) was an influential American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology. Rogers is widely considered to be one of the founding fathers of psychotherapy research and was honored for his pioneering research with the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions by the American Psychological Association in 1956. (http://www.bapca.org.uk/about/carl-rogers.html) The person-centered approach, his own unique approach to understanding personality and human relationships, found wide application in

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