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What is talk therapy?


Client-centered conversation psychotherapy (colloquially: talk therapy) was developed by psychologist and psychotherapist Carl Rogers during the 1940´s.

It is considered one of the best-researched concepts in psychotherapy, also has a significant influence on other therapeutic procedures. Alongside psychoanalysis and behavioral therapy it is one of the most effective forms of therapy ever. 

How does talk therapy work?

Rogers' approach differs from traditional psychotherapeutic methods in the way that he does not attempt to

guide the client from outside. Instead, it aims to activate the person's own inner expertise.

He found that therapist evaluations or advice are often counterproductive and that genuine understanding of the client's perspective leads to positive change.

This non-directive method assumes that every person has the potential for self-healing and is best suited to analyze their own situation and find the right solutions to their problems.

Rogers has demonstrated through empirical research that people can transform themselves when they experience relationships characterized by acceptance, warmth, empathy, understanding and authenticity.

Application examples:




Anxiety disorders

Panic disorders

Adjustment disorders​​

Trauma, PTSD

Chronic pain

Psychosomatic illnesses

​Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

In addition, the method is used in conducting conversations in psychosocial areas such as telephone counseling centers, parenting, couples, marriage and life counseling, as well as in business coaching.

Carl-Rogers Gesprächstherapie Praxis Daniel Kramer Hamburg

“It's very rare in life that someone listens to us and really  understands without immediately judging.

  This is a very immersive experience.”

Carl Rogers (1902-1987)

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