In client-centered therapy or Rogerian counseling, the client is exposed to a growth encouraging environment by the counselor becoming enabled and free to make choices as they grow and make new discoveries about their needs and wants in this favorable environment. The environment provided by the counseling environment is favorable since it is structured to exhibit unconditional positive regard (acceptance), empathy, active listening and genuineness.
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The therapist would therefore ensure that they can adjust the approach or therapy chosen for application, depending on the client’s unique problem and personal attributes. In addition, while doing this, the therapist should always be careful to evaluate the progress of the therapy and find any issues arising that may slow down or interfere with the effectiveness of the therapy. After identifying these issues, the therapist needs to objectively determine if they are emanating from the therapist or they are coming from the client and take appropriate remedial action.
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