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Compare And Contrast The Person Centred Approach

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The Person-Centred Approach is based on the theory and philosophy of Dr Carl Rogers. It focuses on the belief that we are all born with an innate ability for psychological growth if external circumstances allow us to do so. (British Association for the Person Centred Approach. (2017). What Is The Person Centred Approach. Available: https://www.bapca.org.uk/. Last accessed 5th September 2017.) The Person Centred Approach describes the client as an expert on themselves, and helps the client gain self- acceptance. The approach believes that humans can self-heal, if the core conditions are in place. The relationship between the client and the counsellor is the most important aspect of the therapy succeeding. (Rory Lees- Oakes. (2017). Counselling Theories Compare and Contrasted. Available: http://counsellingtutor.com/counselling-approaches/counselling-theories-compare-and-contrast/. Last accessed 4th September 2017.) As well as being non-directive this type of counselling relationship is based on the core conditions of empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard. By clients being prized and valued, they can learn to accepted who they are and reconnect with their true selves. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Ellis & Beck) focuses on how an individuals thoughts and perceptions effect the way they feel and behave. Your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. This
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