Person-Centred Therapy

A Clinical Philosophy

By Keith Tudor, Mike Worrall

© 2006 – Routledge

320 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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.


"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

Table of Contents

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

About the Authors

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.

About the Series

Advancing Theory in Therapy

Most books covering individual therapeutic approaches are aimed at the trainee/student market.

This series, however, is concerned with advanced and advancing theory, offering the reader comparative and comparable coverage of a number of therapeutic approaches.

Aimed at professionals and postgraduates, Advancing Theory in Therapy will cover an impressive range of theories.

With full reference to case studies throughout, each book in the series will:

  • present cutting edge research findings
  • locate each theory and its application within its cultural context
  • develop a critical view of theory and practice.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General