Person-Centered Psychotherapy

The person-centered approach was developed by the American psychologist Carl R. Rogers and his employees. It is based on the assumption that individuals find themselves in a constant process of change and are able to develop constructively and make autonomous decisions.

Person-centered therapy aims to support this process of psychological growth. It enables therapists to approach their clients in a transparent and unconditionally appreciative way from person to person and to understand them in an empathetic way. Rather than focusing on the symptom or deficits of the person seeking help, this approach considers their entire present situation and personal reality with all associated implications in a relationship process.

The person-centered approach is used in psychotherapy and counselling, as well as in education and adult education, science, politics , economics, culture and society. Ultimately, the method serves to humanize interpersonal and social relationships – not only in the private context but also in society.

The person-centered approach has been accurately documented academically and shows effects at the levels of experience, body sensation and behavior.

Source: APG.IPS