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Experiential psychotherapy consists of three therapeutic relationships

ARTICLEDepestele, Frans - 54–2 (2016)

SUMMARY

Underneath the therapist-client relationship two other relationships are operating: The reflective work of the client with his experiencing, and below this the autonomous work of the client’s
experiencing with carrying forward symbols. Without this last relationship there will be no therapeutic effect. In order to make therapy effective it is therefore crucial that the client gets in touch with his experiencing and allows its power to develop. This is focusing. Focusing must be brought into therapy. The focusing skill
contains more than hundred subskills. Examples show how the focusing subskills can be integrated in therapy sessions.

KEYWORDS

experiential, change step, focusing subskills, therapeutic effect, therapeutic relationship, integration