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The limits and possibilities of a Person-centred approach in coaching through the lens of adult development theories

Abstract

The person-centred approach is one of the most recognised and respected theoretical positions amongst coaches because coaching shares a number of fundamental principles with this approach, such as the centrality of clients’ experiences and the commitment to the idea that the client already is in possession of their own resources for growth. However, deviations from orthodox personcentred practices commonly occur even when it is being claimed as the primary theoretical approach. In this paper we offer a potential explanation for how such discrepancies between the rationale for practice and the practice itself occur from the perspective of adult development theories. Distinguishing person-centred ‘philosophical attitude,’ with its wide general appeal, from the unique and integrated approach to practice developed from the work of Carl Rogers, we suggest that the latter can further benefit and be enhanced by insights provided by adult development theories.

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Authors

Bachkirova, Tatiana
Borrington, Simon

Oxford Brookes departments

Oxford Brookes Business School\Oxford Brookes Business School\Department of Business and Management

Dates

Year of publication: 2018
Date of RADAR deposit: 2018-05-09


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