Client-Centred Therapy: Conditions, Process, and Theory

I have selected and typed-up a few extracts from a counselling session conducted on Thursday 7th June 2001 in the belief that exploring issues arising from it might have value in demonstrating and illustrating my understanding of elements of client-centered philosophy and beliefs, core conditions, personality theory and therapeutic process.

I am aware that in ‘putting my practice out into the open’ like this I become open to negative and positive criticism, both of which I have, at long last, learned to welcome. For many years reluctant to ‘stage demonstration sessions’ – in the belief that modelling goes against authentic self-development. I am now offering public scrutiny of my work, my way of being with clients. I now know that the less defensive I can be about my practice – no matter how hard that may be at times – the more I can learn and become the best therapist that I am able to become.



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