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Question: This assignment will compare and contrast, my chosen two of the three main counselling theories. I will need to describe each theory in detail, reflecting on:

• The underlying philosophy of each.
• How the theory understands the self, personal history, and patterns of relating.
• What I consider to be the strengths, and weaknesses of each theory.
• The theory I prefer, and why.

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-LE)
1500-2000 words Written Assignment
Topic: Counselling Theories

Answer: Introduction
There are many approaches to counselling, all derived from the three main theories, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Person Centred. All of the approaches and theories, have differences, similarities, strengths, and limitations, therapists adopt one or more of them as their chosen modality, ideally because they believe in the theory behind the approach. For the purpose of this assignment, I will compare two of the three main theories, Person Centred, and CBT.

Person Centred Theory
Person Centred Counselling, is a client lead, approach to therapy, and became widely recognised, with the emergence of Humanistic theories, pioneered by Carl Rogers between the 1940’s-1960’s. He believed, contrary to other approaches at the time, that clients would benefit from a non-directive approach. He and his predecessor’s worked on the premise that clients wo...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Counselling Studies
  • Course: CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2023
  • Date submitted: June 30, 2019
  • Date written: January, 2018
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8696

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