The person-centered therapy approach is about personal growth also known as non-directive therapy. The client is not taught the model of therapy or asked to undertake homework unlike CBT.
The therapy relies on the quality of the relationship between the counsellor and the client. This is sometimes called a ‘way of being’, with the counsellor demonstrating what is known as the core conditions, which form the basis of the relationship, which are
Empathy (the counsellor trying to understand the client’s point of view)
Congruence (the counsellor being a genuine person)
Unconditional positive regard (the counsellor being non-judgemental)