REACTION PAPER TO PERSON CENTERED THERAPY
I believe that my reaction, as a client, to Person Centered Therapy, would be at least moderately positive. I like the fact that the approach views the client as their own best authority on their own experience, and as being fully capable of fulfilling their own potential for growth. I also like the fact that the therapist is non-directive. Being in such a therapeutic situation would allow me to feel free to be myself without feeling judged and I would respond well to this. It would also allow me to feel that I could progress at a pace that felt comfortable and right for me. I would not feel imposed or intruded upon by the therapist trying to force an insight or a particular direction to my reflections.
I do not believe that I would react all that well to any conceptual information the therapist shared with me about the theoretical framework of the approach. This i