Information about the person-centred counselling approach can be found via the BAPCA website. Essentially it means that clients are free to lead sessions, raising matters which they want to talk about, without the therapist directing them towards particular subjects. Person-centred therapists endeavour to provide a warm, caring and non-judgemental environmental in an effort to understand their client’s way of seeing the world and their individual experience.
The person-centred approach can help individuals as a result of another person’s caring and understanding of the client’s situation and emotions which are troubling them. The tendency is that exploration and emotional movement occur which in turn can lead to practical changes of benefit to the person.
Person-centred therapy typically involves verbal communication between the client and the therapist but is also seen in other types of therapeutic exchanges such as play therapy.