Humanistic therapy will be used by your counsellor or therapist to help you to gain a much stronger sense of ‘self’ as well as working with you to enhance your understanding of the meaning of life. Humanistic therapy will enable you to make more rational choices as well as empowering you to attain your maximum potential. It also includes a huge element of showing respect and empathy for others.

The focus is on you

Philosophers such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Martin Buber had an impact upon this type of therapy. It does away with the idea that the therapist is in control and instead focuses entirely on the client and their inner strengths and past experiences. Your humanistic therapist will enable you to change and move forward by being aware of what you are capable of and discussing why you have been held back in the past.

There are mainly three main types of humanistic therapies:

  • Client-centred therapy will put the focus on you and your ability to show interest and concern.
  • Gestalt therapy makes you essentially aware of the present moment and the here and now and being responsible for who you are.
  • Existential therapy is about enhancing your free will and search for meaning in your life.

Connecting with your therapist

The main aim of this type of humanistic therapy will be to enhance the communication between you and your counsellor. In the 50s, these types of therapies were promoted by Rogers and Maslow and are very non-judgemental.

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