This kind of therapy sees the person-centred approach ultimately sees human beings as having an innate tendency to develop towards their full potential. However, this ability can become blocked or distorted by our life experiences – particularly those that affect our sense of value.
The counsellor in this approach works to understand an individual’s experience from their point of view. The counsellor positively values the client as a person in all aspects of their humanity, while aiming to be open and genuine as another human being. This is vital to helping an individual feel accepted and better understand their own feelings – essentially helping them to reconnect with their inner values and sense of self-worth. This reconnection with their inner resources enables them to find their own way to move forward.