natural and self directive approach of Person Centred Therapy, in that the offering of the core conditions demonstrates a person's innate drive towards self growth. In fact I would conclude that the foundation of Person Centred could be said to be present in each approach as a basis for therapy. Everything we need to be our true self and self recovery can be offered in placing the client at the centre of their own therapy, that space to reconnect with their inner true self. That they deserve the time to explore their thoughts, reconnect with their inner self and true intentions.
Treating the client as a whole person and placing not only them at the centre of recovery but importantly the natural ability within human nature to self regulate psychological distress. Unlike the medical model this approach considers social and psychological causes, valuing the clients self healing and ability to reconnect with their true self, restoring balance and working with their innate ability for psychological growth.
s a result of post traumatic stress a person's self concept can be challenged in which what once felt normal now feels as though it is in a state of crisis. In this breakdown in self structure and existing worldview, there is an opportunity within this crisis for a person to begin to recognise a difference between their outer self and real self, this can form the path to self healing and growth. The person centred approach would be looking to hold and accommodate the client. It’s not about a specific treatment for a specific condition as might be seen in the medical model but the quality of connection, the therapeutic relationship and providing empathetic understanding that over time can have an effect in diffusing a crisis and help the client move towards growth. No matter how traumatic the event they experienced might be, within each of us there remains a core, an inner self that in spite of the trauma experienced is still within. Person Centred recognises that each of us has a real self, that innate tendency to grow and if given the right conditions... flourish. The client sets the pace and direction of the sessions, in this non directive way the counsellor offers an empathetic following and in providing a place that is safe, understanding and authentic there is potential for the client to take their post traumatic stress and make it a natural reaction to a traumatic event.