Client–Centered? Person–Centered? - Paper by Carl Rogers
I turn on my VCR, and watch a videotape of a demonstration interview I held one month ago. I find myself living again the intensity of that relationship, the almost mystical bond that developed, the awesome process that ensues as the client struggles and dares to be more of his hidden, his unknown self. It feels so good to be a therapist, to let myself enter his puzzling world, to really hear his strange bursts, which are a mixture of crying and laughing, to keep in touch with him and in step with him as he tries to understand himself. I let myself feel, and be proud of, my own competence as a therapist.
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