It feels challenging to commit to a lifetime process of self-reflection and self-improvement when someone is offering you an easy way out.
I recounted how sitting alone at home whilst holding my phone and watching her face suddenly freeze or turn into a mass of pixels, did not feel a very therapeutic or safe space for me. As that familiar feeling of despair began to seep back in, I hoped that we could somehow come up with a way to meet face to face again.
Person-centred therapy holds the promise of facilitating autonomous, free-thinking individuals, as fit to flourish without compromise as possible if that is what they choose and can endure. PCT locates the problem in the environment, proximal and distal, and the solution begins by providing a respectful, unoppressive, non-interfering environment for the distressed person, free from threat.