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Humanistic therapy is identified with the human potential movement of the 1960s and 1970s that attempts to liberate people from a dehumanising culture, through a series of specific techniques designed to help participants contact and express their feelings more directly.

Humanistic psychology is holistic in nature in as far as it stands for the respect of the worth of persons, respect of differences of approach, open mindness as to acceptable methods and interest in exploring new aspects of human behaviour: it is concerned with love, creativity, self growth, basic need-gratification, self actualisation, being, becoming etc.

Some of the approaches include Existential Counselling, Gestalt Therapy, Psychosynthesis, Transactional Analysis and other Person-centred Approaches.