There are a range of Therapy approaches, sometimes called modalities or techniques. Therapy is most often one-to-one and counsellors may use only one approach or be ‘integrative’ where they use more than one to the benefit of their clients.
This model emphasises self-awareness, personal growth and self-development. The client is encouraged to explore their thoughts, feelings, choices, and creativity with a view to gaining a deeper understanding of where they are (in the ‘here and now’) and who they are from a holistic existential and/or spiritual perspective. The aim is to help the client take responsibility for solving their problems and working towards achieving their individual and unique potential as a human being. Carl Roger’s (1902-1987) Client-Centred approach is a well-recognised example of the humanistic model.