Carl Rogers and the Person-Centred Approach
Person-centred (or client-centred) therapy allows the client an opportunity to develop a sense of self, where the client can realize the influence their attitudes, feelings and behaviours have on their own lives and the lives of people around them.
Although this technique has been criticized as non-directive counselling, it has proven to be an effective and popular mental health treatment approach. Motivational interviewing, influenced by this approach, extends the process with more client focus and goal-direction.
In this broadcast from BBC Radio 4, Claudia Hammond examines the work of Carl Rogers’ revolutionary approach to psychotherapy.