The Theory Of Person Centered Counselling Essay

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In this essay, I will show how I have developed as a person, with the aid of regular counselling, process group, regular journalling and triad work within the Person Centered Counselling 1 (PCC1) paper. Using these tools, it has been a very intense, rewarding, painful journey from self-discovery to self-acceptance to self-love and I will share some of that journey. I am going to show how using the core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence regarding myself has enabled me to become more secure. I will also discuss this concept within a Christian spirituality context as well as discussion of cultural issues relating specifically to the Tiriti O Waitangi.

The theory of Person Centered Counselling is very simple, the core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence are displayed by the counsellor in the sessions. This has the effect of creating a safe supportive place for the client to explore and heal. Mearnes & Thorne (1988) devote chapters to the core conditions, thus underlining their importance. I have found that the actual practice of these core conditions is very hard. As an adult child of alcoholics, I became a master of disguise, consequently being able to find and love myself has been difficult, liberating and life changing. I have taken the Addiction Model of Reparenting from my work with Karen at Familial Trust, using it in a person-centred way and now recognise that I have many ‘wounded children’ within…

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