This page contains several links, both to databases and individual papers. Some databases (such as the Rogers’ library) require free membership and some do not.

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General This website doesn't require you to be a member of any organisation - you can sign up as an 'independent researcher'. Once in, you can use the search bar to search for any papers or topics that interest you. You will find lots of papers to download.


Cecil Patterson, a counsellor, wrote many articles on counselling, including on the person-centered approach. The website isn’t in the best format but there are many papers downloadable. Elements has a small database of both person-centered and general counselling articles


Gendlin’s website has a focusing library with many articles on.

Creative edge focusing articles database.

Focusing therapy’s articles


Centre for studies of the person: Carl Rogers’ memorial library. This includes not just many papers by Rogers, but also papers from Maureen O’Hara and other person-centered people.

ADPCA has a library for articles about the person-centered approach. ADPCA also has back issues of its journal available

Peter Schmid has a list of his papers available online.


Universities often have repositories. If you find a paper on PCEP for example that you can’t access, you can look up the university that the author is based at, and see if they have a repository

Strathclyde – Mick Cooper, Robert Elliott and Beth Friere are all based here – just put their names in.

Open University has a similar repository with over 50 articles on counselling

Google Scholar

If you have a google account and are a student in UK higher education, rather than doing a search for papers and then searching your university search engine for papers, it is possible to link the two so that hits that come up in google can be accessed via your university info straight away with no separate search.

Published articles

Barriers and gateways to communication
Carl Rogers, F.J. Roethlisberger
Harvard Business Review
Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural, person-centred and psychodynamic therapies as practiced in UK NHS settings
William B. Stiles, Michael Barkham, Elspeth Twigg, Mick Cooper
Psychological Medicine 36(4):555-66
A five-year evaluation of the effectiveness of person-centred counselling in routine clinical practice in primary care
Isabel Gibbard, Terry Hanley
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research
Can you be integrative and a person-centered therapist at the same time?
Arthur Bohart
Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies
Climate, ethics, politics and economy of loving in therapy
Suzanne Keys

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