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A Call to Arms for Person-Centred Therapists - The Person-Centred Approach In Action

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Louise Wilson

Saturday 22nd June 2024

Premier Inn, George Street, Glasgow G1 1YU


The person-centred approach faces an uncertain future. The therapeutic landscape is hostile and aspects of the approach have been absorbed and reinterpreted by other modalities. The dominance of a diagnostic medical model places the power firmly with ‘expert’ clinicians rather than the individual seeking help. 
This workshop will be an opportunity to come together as a community and share our experiences of what it means to be a person-centred therapist today. I will introduce themes from my article ‘A Call to Arms for Person-Centred Therapists’ published in 2023 (link below) and invite dialogue around diagnosis, power dynamics, social context and other aspects that participants find of interest. This article grew from feelings of frustration that person-centred therapy is frequently viewed as passive and ‘not enough’ for individuals in psychological distress. Rogers was radical in trusting the person to direct their own therapy and yet the approach is often misunderstood and underestimated. However, we are not powerless and there is scope for action. Together we can mobilise and connect in order to promote our philosophy and way of being and challenge the current psychological narrative. 
Louise Wilson is a person-centred counsellor and supervisor working in Edinburgh. She is a member of the Persona Training and Development staff team and a trustee for the Person Centred Association.
This workshop is one of a new series of PCT Scotland workshops. Each of these is a stand alone event but the series as a whole is designed to develop, enhance and promote understanding of the Approach. Each of the presenters will be attending all the workshops as facilitators of the group process. It is possible to attend any or all of the workshops.
The cost of each workshop is:
PCT Scotland Members: £50.00 per workshop
Non-members: £70.00 per workshop
The price includes a buffet lunch. Please email any dietary needs to Barbara Malinen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
It is possible to join PCT Scotland and this will reduce the cost of the workshops as well as allow access to other benefits of membership. More information at
All of the events will be held at Premier Inn, George Street, Glasgow giving easy access to public transport.
Cancellation Policy
It will be possible to cancel your booking up to 15 days before each event. After that we will not be able to refund any tickets.
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  • First published on 21 Apr 2024
    Last updated 21 Apr 2024
  • By Barbara Malinen
    Under General
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