Person Centred Therapy

Person Centred Therapy

As a singular therapy, Person Centred Therapy is often the therapy of choice in health care settings, such as charities and hospices. It was developed in the 1940s and 50s, by Carl Rogers, a psychologist who believed that therapy should be warmer and more positive than the traditional psychoanalytic forms of therapy that were then available.

Rogers firmly believed that no matter how negative or painful their environment has been, the potential for healing, growth and change was present and possible within each individual, if the right core conditions are provided by the therapist. He also believed that within a person was something called a ' self-actualising tendency', which means an instinctive desire ( however small or hidden at first) to strive towards growth and eventually fulfill their potential.

The ethos of Person Centred Therapy informs my practice at all times.






BACP Counsellor Leanne Jones

Leanne Jones NCS