Person-Centred Counselling Psychology: An Introduction by Ewan Gillon

By Ewan Gillon

Person-Centred Counselling Psychology is an creation to the philosophy, idea and perform of the person-centred strategy. concentrating on the mental underpinnings of the process, Ewan Gillon describes the speculation of character on which it truly is dependent and the character of the healing that is characterized through:

" unconditional optimistic regard

" empathy

" congruence.

The e-book is an utilized, available textual content, offering a discussion among the mental foundation of person-centred remedy and its software inside of genuine global. It exhibits how the person-centred strategy pertains to others inside of counselling psychology and to modern practices in psychological future health mostly. It additionally offers suggestions to readers on the way to learn, teach and paintings as a person-centred practitioner.

As good as psychology scholars, it is going to be of curiosity to these from different disciplines, counselling trainees, these in the being concerned professions, and person-centred therapists from a non-psychological background.

Ewan Gillon is Lecturer in Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian college within the U.K.

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This takes place by preventing contradictory organismic values being acknowledged as self-experiences, thus protecting the individual from the psychological difficulties arising from a threat to his perceptions (or concept) of himself and his need for positive self-regard. These two processes of defence are defined as follows (Rogers, 1951): • Denial – is when an experience felt at an organismic level is not perceived in any way at a conscious level. In other words, the organismic experience is not differentiated as a self-experience.

The therapist experiences an empathic understanding of the client’s internal frame of reference and endeavours to communicate this experience to the client. 6. The communication to the client of the therapist’s empathic understanding and unconditional positive regard is to a minimal degree achieved. f. , 2004), the emphasis on relationship is clear. In general, the 6 conditions are considered as to have two basic components, those associated with the actions and experiences of the therapist (conditions 3, 4 and 5), and those linked to the client’s experiences and capacity to engage in a therapeutic relationship.

As part and parcel of this process, such a person holds herself in unconditional positive regard, and therefore is not attempting to satisfy any conditions of worth in her experiencing or behaviour. The upshot of this is a complete openness to all experience, positive or negative. Living in an existential manner With no need for psychological defensiveness, the fully functioning person is able to live each moment anew, engaging fully in the present rather than attempting to fit experience or behaviour to a schema orientated around a particular self-concept or view of life.

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