The main goals of Humanistic Counselling are to find out how individuals perceive themselves in the here and now and to recognise growth, self-direction and responsibilities.
The Humanistic method is optimistic and attempts to help individuals recognise their strengths by offering a non-judgemental, understanding experience.
In Humanistic Counselling the capacity for growth and fulfillment underlies the approach to all clients.
Humanistic therapies focus on self-development, growth and responsibilities.
They seek to help individuals recognise their strengths, creativity and choice in the present- the 'here and now'.
It values all aspects of the persons, thinking, feelings, emotions and intuition.
The right of the person to be self determining is valued highly.
In this kind of counselling the counsellor does not expect the client to accept their views, rather the intent is to help facilitate the client finding his or her own inner resources.
In this form of therapy, behaviours, thoughts and feelings are equally respected.
The counsellor does not try to change the client or be responsible for the client, rather the counsellor takes on a responsibility to be alongside-to work at the same pace as the client as they go on their journey.