Person-centred therapy (PCT) is also known as person-centred counselling, person-centred psychotherapy, client-centred therapy and Rogerian psychotherapy. PCT is a type of talk-psychotherapy developed in 1940 – 1950 by the psychologist Carl Rogers.

PCT aims to allow individuals to develop a sense of ‘self’ to see how their feelings, attitudes and behaviour are being affected negatively. While behaviourists criticised this technique for a lack of structure and by psychoanalysts for creating a conditional relationship, it has proven to be a popular and effective treatment.