This profound and far-reaching insight arose from
Rogers' observation of nature.
There he saw that every living thing instinctively
grows towards the realisation of its inborn potential
be it "a flower or an oak tree, an earthworm or a bird".
And he recognised that in human beings, this
growthful principle can be relied upon in the
psychological realm too:
"each human being has a directional tendency toward wholeness, toward
actualisation of his or her potentialities"
This actualising tendency can become blocked - but it cannot be destroyed. No matter what the
trauma or twisting, this growthful potential remains - and will emerge naturally, as the
impediments to its action are recognised and removed.
This growthful principle is the source of my trust in each of my clients to know what it is
that hurts, and in which direction they need to move - if only they are given the opportunity,
and the support, necessary for them to find it.
This opportunity, and support, is what I offer my clients.