The non-directive creative approach

The non-directive creative approach is a humanist approach inspired by the work of two greats in psychotherapy, Carl Rogers and Georgie Lozanov.

The specialised and unique therapy I offer incorporates my training which recognises that the experience between the client and the therapist is of major significance. It is the therapist’s embodiment of the client’s experience in the present moment which allows the therapist to help the client. In fact 90% of all therapeutic success, regardless of the approach, is dependant upon the quality of the relationship between client and therapist. Hence a therapeutic approach which utilises the non-directive creative approach is an exemplary example of the client–therapist relationship.

The founder of the non-directive creative approach considered the emotional effect of deficiencies in relationships, both past and present, to be the greatest source of human suffering and that this suffering could indeed be transformed into well-being through authentic and profound relationship experiences. I invite you to read my article titled ‘‘The Non-Directive Creative Approach and Self-Love’’ on my blog for further information on the non-directive creative approach.

Here is an excerpt:

‘The non-directive creative approach was founded by Colette Portelance. A specialist in communication and human relationships, Madame Portelance is a therapist and trainer, a highly skilled educator and international speaker. She is also an author of several published works1 in the domain of psychology and education. Madame Portelance created an approach recognised in the field of relationship aid, presented in her work ‘Relationship aid and self-love’, published by Éditions du CRAM Inc. This article explores her method and the benefits it brings to clients.

Colette Portelance describes her approach in the following way, ‘‘ANDC is a relational approach to emotion which favours the development of creativity in compliance to the entire human physiological and psychological functioning, in respect to the rhythm of the progression of various stages of the individual’s evolution, their process of change and their auto-creation’’.’