Humanistic Therapies focus on growth, responsibilities and self-development ; helping individuals recognise their strengths, creativity and choice in the ‘here and now’.
Person-Centred Counselling focuses on an individual’s self worth and values. It can help individuals to accept who they are and reconnect with themselves. Person-centred therapy forms the basis of most therapies with its core conditions of empathy and acceptance. Person-centred/humanistic counselling is a supportive form of therapy where you are given the space and safety to share your concerns. Person-centred/humanistic counselling is based on the philosophy that individuals are full of potential for growth. Given the right conditions, people are all capable of being loving, creative and knowledgeable.
Gestalt Therapy can be roughly translated to ‘whole’ and focuses on the whole of an individual’s experience, including their thoughts, feelings and actions. Gaining self-awareness in the ‘here and now’ is a key aspect of Gestalt Therapy.