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Person-centred Basics – Dave Mearns & Brian Thorne on building trust via the core conditions

The second in our occasional series of refreshers in some of the fundamentals of a person-centred approach to therapeutic work. The following examples from Dave and Brian cluster around the central theme of building trust, and which core conditions may … Continue reading

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Mia Leijssen on Working with the Inner Critic

Interesting excerpt from Mia’s essay on Focusing, in this excellent book edited by Brian Thorne and Elke Lambers. Mia looks at working with someone who experiences interruptions from the ‘bad parent’/superego voice. She follows this with a brief illustrative case … Continue reading

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Use of self in therapy – Brian Thorne

‘In the last year of his life Carl Rogers give a remarkable interview to Michele Baldwin on the use of self in therapy. It would seem that Rogers was in a particularly expansive mood, and although he could not have … Continue reading

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Brian Thorne on the person-centered therapist’s ‘family within’

‘Compassion for the body will be a cornerstone of the person centred therapist’s spiritual discipline but so, too, will be an acceptant and empathic response to his or her inner world where conflicting voices and a confusing array of configurations … Continue reading

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Brian Thorne – Credo

‘I believe that I am of infinite worth and all others with me. I believe that I need not be afraid of my inner world and must strive fearlessly to be in touch with it even if this is painful … Continue reading

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Brian Thorne on what therapy is…

‘Counselling and therapy are about relationship, about depth, about extraordinary intimacy. But to what end? So that a person who is suffering can find hope, alleviation of their pain, a sense of meaning and of value, a way forward from … Continue reading

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