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1st Edition

Person-Centred Therapy
A Clinical Philosophy

ISBN 9781583911242
Published March 31, 2006 by Routledge
320 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The person-centred approach is one of the most popular, enduring and respected approaches to psychotherapy and counselling. Person-Centred Therapy returns to its original formulations to define it as radically different from other self-oriented therapies.

Keith Tudor and Mike Worrall draw on a wealth of experience as practitioners, a deep knowledge of the approach and its history, and a broad and inclusive awareness of other approaches. This significant contribution to the advancement of person-centred therapy:

  • Examines the roots of person-centred thinking in existential, phenomenological and organismic philosophy.
  • Locates the approach in the context of other approaches to psychotherapy and counselling.
  • Shows how recent research in areas such as neuroscience support the philosophical premises of person-centred therapy.
  • Challenges person-centred therapists to examine their practice in the light of the history and philosophical principles of the approach.

Person-Centred Therapy offers new and exciting perspectives on the process and practice of therapy, and will encourage person-centred practitioners to think about their work in deeper and more sophisticated ways.

Table of Contents

Series Preface. Introduction. Philosophy. Organism. Tendencies. Self. Person. Alienation. Conditions. Process. Environment.

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Keith Tudor is a Director of Temenos and its Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Person-Centred Psychotherapy & Counselling.  He is also an Honorary Lecturer in the School of Health, Liverpool John Moores University.

Mike Worrall is a person-centred counsellor and supervisor in independent practice in Oxford.


"Keith Tudor and Mike Worrall's intellectual curiosity and dedication to understanding the meaning of Carl's works and expanding the concepts is brought forth in this book. For theorists and clinicians alike, this book will be illuminating." -  Natalie Rogers, California Institute of Integral Studies, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and Distinguished Consulting Faculty at Saybrook Graduate School, USA

"I think this book is a tremendous contribution to the person-centred canon of literature... Tudor and Worrall's contribution goes further than simply the peron-centred world... I feel their erudite version of person-centred theory is a tremendous gift to practitioners, both in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis." - Helena Hargaden, Transactional Analysis Trainer and Therapist, Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 35(3) August 2007