Meaning-centred counselling is neither a formal theory; nor a system of therapy. It is a comprehensive conceptual model which emphasizes the central role of personal meaning in the process of adaptation and personal growth. 

Meaning-centred counselling assumes that desirable changes and personal growth primarily depend on:

a) understanding and accepting the true meaning of one’s life situation,

b) self and social validation of personal existence as being meaningful and worthwhile,

c) the pursuit and actualization of valuable life goals. 


Meaning-centred counselling recognizes the importance of affirming different aspects of self, such as physical appearance, intelligence and abilities, but it considers affirmation of personal meaning as the heart and soul of self-validation.

During intervention, the main focus is on discovering and realizing meaningful life goals.

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