Person-Centered Therapy (PCT), developed by psychologist Carl Rogers, is a form of talk therapy that emphasizes the client’s active participation and autonomy in the therapeutic process. It works on the belief that individuals possess the inherent capacity for growth and healing. In PCT, the therapist creates a comfortable, non-judgmental environment by demonstrating empathy, unconditional positive regard, and genuineness). This supportive environment enables the client to explore and understand their feelings and behaviours, promote self-awareness, and work towards personal growth and positive change. The therapist’s role is more of a facilitator than an advisor, guiding the process without dictating the direction of the therapy.
Person-Centered Therapy (PCT) can have numerous benefits on a person’s mood and overall emotional well-being. Here’s how:
Remember, the effectiveness of PCT, like any therapy, can vary based on individual circumstances and the skill of the therapist. Always seek the advice of a mental health professional for personalized treatment options.