Person Centered Therapy or Client-centered Therapy

Person centered therapy is a therapeutic approach introduced by Carl Rogers, where the traditional power difference between the roles of therapist and patient are brought to an even level. The client is assumed to be fully capable of finding solutions to his or her problems, and the role of therapist is more as an understanding and non-judgemental assistant, aiding the client towards the goal of the therapy. A central tool in client-centered therapy is unconditional positive regard, an approach taken by the therapist where he or she fully and genuinely accepts the view of the client, without any form of judgement or disapproval, thereby creating a safe environment where the client can feel that he or she can speak freely.