Carkhuff's Model Of Counselling

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Counselling Techniques The counselling process for the Xtina approach uses the Carkhuff’s model of counselling which was presented by Fuster (2005). The preparatory stage: This initial stage is adopting the approach introduced by Carl Rogers in the Person Centered Approach. The counsellor creates a therapeutic environment with the client whereby the client will feel that they are able to trust the counsellor. The counsellor achieves this by being congruent, empathetic and providing positive regard to the client. The skills required in this stage includes the attending which is being attentive to the client to show that the counsellor is genuinely interested in the client. The counsellor must also be varied of non-verbal messages that…show more content…
After explaining the process of counselling that would take place, she gave me the chance to ask questions to clarify any doubts that I may have. When I told her the problem that I was facing at that time, she responded in a warm and non-judgemental manner which made it easier for me to reveal some personal details. Her body language showed that she was attentive as I shared my problem with her and the questions that she posed were not interrogative nor intruding but it made me feel that she was interested in understanding me and the situation that I was in better. The exploratory stage: This stage gives the client the chance to tell their story and be heard. The counsellor gathers information to understand the client’s problem and how it affects the client and his environment. The counsellor will also explore on the factors that probably cause the problem and aspects which may relieve it. Lastly, the information gathered is to assist the counsellor to know the client’s understanding of the presenting problem and efforts to resolve the…show more content…
The counsellor plans an intervention for the client as well as personalises the problem and goal. The client will be able to understand the path that he wants or needs to from the process of self-exploration. The counsellor summarised the issues and situation faced by the client and when the counsellor is assured that the client agrees with the summary given, appropriate goals and plans will be formulated for the intervention. To monitor the client’s progress of achieving his goals, specified goals which are set by the client are devised. The counsellor guides the client in making his goals specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and has a time frame for him to achieve the
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