My philosophy of counseling is Person-centered; you the client gets to decide what life you want to live. Person-centered reminds the client that they are in control of their life and their future. Person-centered believes that the past does not necessarily determine their future. Person-centered asks the therapist to consider events from the client’s point of view.
Looking at the situation from the client’s point of view can assist the counselor to understand why the client makes a decision or why the client is choosing a particular path. The person-centered approach puts the client in control of their future, feelings, and emotions.
The counselor only assists the client in understanding their emotions and helps the client understand why we feel a certain way. The Person-Centered approach helps clients make changes they wish to make in their lives.
When a therapist uses Person-centered, the client is the expert in their own life. Person-centered is nonjudgmental; the client gets to decide how they want to live.
Cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness therapy, both blends well with person-centered therapy. CBT and mindfulness therapy help the client understand their thoughts and can assist in decisions making.