Person-Centered Therapy and Gestalt Therapy

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It was developed by Carl Rogers, who was a famous psychologist, in the 1940s and 1950s. It is also known as person-centered counseling, Rogerian psychotherapy, person-centered psychotherapy, and client-centered therapy. The main goal of person-centered therapy is to provide the patient with a good opportunity for them to develop a sense of self. This means that the patient under person-centered therapy will be able to realize how their feelings, behaviors and attitudes are being negatively impacted and to make an effort for them to find their true positive potential. Inside this technique, therapists create an environment that is non-judgmental, comfortable, empathetic, and unconditional and that demonstrates genuineness. All this is done in order to create a positive attitude in the patient while using an approach that is non-directive. This serves as a huge aid in the patient finding their own solution to the problems that they are facing ADDIN EN.CITE Rogers19801007(Rogers, 1980)100710076Rogers, CarlA Way of Being1980Boston, MassachusettsHoughton Mifflin Company( HYPERLINK l "_ENREF_4" o "Rogers, 1980 #1007" Rogers, 1980).

Concepts of person-centered therapy
Person-centered therapy has several core concepts. Carl Rogers when developing this form of therapy stated that there are six conditions that must be met in order for…