Essay 1 Person Centred Therapy
In this essay I will look at the claim that Person-Centred Therapy offers the therapist all that he/she will need to treat clients. Firstly, I will outline what Person-Centred therapy is and look at what its originator, Carl Rogers’, theories behind this approach are. I will then discuss some of the criticisms that have been made about Person-Centred Therapy, and weigh them up to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of this therapeutic approach. In the conclusion I will reflect on my learning, and on my own experiences and opinions.
What is Person-Centred Therapy
Person-Centred Therapy is a humanistic approach to …show more content…
Another criticism is that Person-Centred Therapy does not offer a diagnosis. Rogers describes this also in the same chapter. The more medical approach to therapy often consists of making a diagnosis, and then offers a prescribed form of treatment. Because the Person-Centred approach sees the person as having the potential to self-heal, when they are able to be in touch again with their own locus of evaluation, a diagnosis from an expert is not needed. In fact, Rogers describes that making a diagnosis puts the locus of evaluation with the expert, which can lead to dependent tendencies for the client, and a possible loss of confidence. The Person-Centred approach is about increasing the client’s confidence, and increasing the client’s ability to make the right choices for him/herself. (Rogers, 2003)
After thinking and reading about the above, I started