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Subsection 5.3 The basic attitudes underpinning person-centred practice
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Although much of what has been discussed in the previous section and much of what will come later is either implicitly or explicitly concerned with implementing a non-directive attitude in the practice of person-centred therapy, this is such an essential principle it is worth saying something speci®c about it. The theoretical position with respect to the non-directive attitude is examined in Point 5. What is important to remember is that being non-directive is to do with accepting clients as a people of worth and the `experts' on themselves and their ways of being in the world. However, this is not a mere philosophical stance but a practical position involving ethical implementation. It is also something about which myths and misunderstandings have arisen both outside and within the person-centred approach.