Before we tell you what we do there is a need to understand what Person Centred means because it will give you the information about what we base everything around.

"The Person-Centred Approach developed from the work of the psychologist Dr. Carl Rogers (1902 – 1987). He advanced an approach to psychotherapy and counselling that, at the time (1940s – 1960s), was considered extremely radical if not revolutionary.

Originally described as non-directive, this therapy moved away from the idea that the therapist was the expert and towards a theory that trusted the innate tendency (known as the actualising tendency) of human beings to find fulfilment of their personal potentials. An important part of this theory is that in a particular psychological environment, the fulfilment of personal potentials includes sociability, the need to be with other human beings and a desire to know and be known by other people. It also includes being open to experience, being trusting and trustworthy, being curious about the world, being creative and compassionate.

The psychological environment described by Rogers was one where a person felt free from threat, both physically and psychologically. This environment could be achieved when being in a relationship with a person who was deeply understanding (empathic), accepting (having unconditional positive regard) and genuine (congruent).

At one level, Rogers' theory and work is very simple to describe. As many people would attest, both those using the approach and those working as person-therapists/counsellors, it can be very difficult to put into practice because the approach does not use techniques but relies on the personal qualities of the therapist/person to build a non-judgemental and empathic relationship."

We put the person in the centre of all that we do, we ask them what they feel is needed and wanted before looking at ways to allow those things to happen. For some getting back in to work may be the wanted and needed task to complete, for some it is merely keeping their property clean and thus keeping their tenancy. All of the aforementioned tasks will, if uncompleted, will have a knock on effect to their happiness and mental state. We as a company believe that by preventing a relapse will not only provide our client with a happy life but remove the strain on the criminal justice service and the NHS.

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