The Person-Centred Approach around the World
Human Universals and Cultural Particularities
Colin Lago, D. Litt, was Director of the Counselling Service at the University of Sheffield, UK, from 1987-2003. He now works as an independent counsellor/psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor. Trained initially as an engineer, Colin went on to become a full time youth worker in London and a teacher in Jamaica before becoming a counselling practitioner. He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Deeply committed to transcultural concerns within psychotherapy, he has published many articles, vidoes and books on the subject.
In relation to this talk, Colin was fortunate in joining with a new colleague at Sheffield University, which he joined in 1977, who had worked with Carl Rogers at international gatherings. Attendance at world-wide conferences and large group experiences soon followed, enabling him to meet counsellors from many parts of the world. Such connections form the background against which this presentation is based. Implicit in Colin's talk will be his perception of the strength of Person-Centred counselling around the world.