To tell and to be heard
According to Carl Rogers,(1902-1987, US psychologist & therapist, who developed client- centered therapy), a positive appreciation of the client, emphatic listening, and being truthful to the client are the three pillars of client-centered therapy. Rogers' humanistic view of man, as well as the philosophies of Martin Buber and Emmanuel Levinas, assume that every person lives in an indissoluble interrelation between autonomy and the dependence on relationships. To this end, if the quest for autonomy and reliance on relationships internally conflict, problems are likely to arise that can severely affect the client's everyday life - for example in the workplace or his/her family life.
To cope better with daily life
Client-centered therapy is not primarily about tracking down and dealing with trauma or fear at their point of origin, but it involves the functionality of the personality in order to enable appropriate actions and reactions of a person in everyday life situations. The client determines the topic of each session based on his/her need and current situation.