This article is a personal account of my experiences as a process researcher. It is an extended
version of my talk at the farewell symposium of Roelf Jan Takens; a ‘compagnon de route’
in this type of research. First I describe the frustrating aspects of process research in psychotherapy,
secondly the satisfying aspects. In a third – more extensive – part of the article I
present an anthology of ‘not-so-evident’ findings: what did I learn about the way of being and
interventions of therapists; and what about the kind of helping and hindering factors that
clients experience? Within this context I will focus on the differences and similarities among
therapeutic paradigms, as well as between clients’ and therapists’ perceptions.
The tPeP (Journal Person-centered experiential Psychotherapy) is the scientific journal for Dutch and Flemish psychotherapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists, that work from, or are interested in a client-centered perspective.