The therapeutic relationship is at the center of my psychotherapeutic work. The most undivided attention possible is directed not so much to the problem, symptom, or deficit of the person suffering, seeking help, or learning, but to the whole present being.
The person-centered relationship offer can be described as …
… attempting to meet the other as a person who is as undisguised and sensitive as possible, rather than treating him or her as an “expert.”
… the realization of unconditional appreciation of the person and not the subliminal incapacitation through diagnoses, advice or tasks;
… the effort to understand personal realities with their associated meanings empathetically and not to describe them in an externally evaluative way.