When reviewing the video and sound recording, I noticed some counselling skills that I acquired that will be useful in my future counselling sessions. One of the skills that I have shown in the video is my attending behaviour. This includes eye contact, facial expressions, and body posture. For example, I made eye contact with my client and lean forward sometimes to indicate empathy and understanding. Also, I was relaxed during the session and I believe this has put my client at ease. I constantly nodded my head and aid “hmm or yea” to conveyed that I am listening and empathetic to what she was saying. These strengths were also noted in my peer review feedback stating that I demonstrated good use of S.O.L.E.R. Even though I adopted an open …show more content…
The flexible and simple framework help me to determine where and which stage my client was at the given time of the counselling process. It is applicable in a wide variety of situations and problems such as eating disorders (Perry, 1993). The counsellor also able to used Egan model as an integrative framework and incorporate techniques and methods from a wide range of approaches (Jenkins, 2000). Besides, it clearly stated the different counselling skills that are appropriate to use at each stage. I personally feel that this model is very suitable for a beginner counsellor as it provides a sense of direction and momentum to counselling. For instance, many new counsellors are worried about how to start the counselling session but the Egan's model provide a basic idea to counsellors how they can conduct their session in the first stage. In my example, I helped my client to tell their story and choose the right problems in the first stage. This model also helps to practice independence and empowerment on the client. The client is central of the counselling process in the model. They were given the opportunity to develop their goals and choices to achieve the desired change. However, the counsellor must also direct the client if they are making an unrealistic goal. Therefore, counsellor still makes a significant place in this model. An unskilled and inexperience …show more content…
Although I was nervous in the first session, I am able to help my client in reaching her goals and expectations. I found that I enjoy the simple framework of Egan's model. I am happy that I was able to help the client in resolution of her issue. I have noticed I utilized a range of counselling skills and I could improve better with more practices and experience. I must also work on my facial expression, voice of tone, conversation flow, and counselling's environment in order to carry out an effective counselling
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My career goal is to work as a high school counselor, but specifically I want to work with special education students. I would be enthusiastic however to work with any high school students on a professional level. I’ve always knew that my future would involve helping others, and when I was in high school I never had councilor I could talk to openly. My guidance counselor made it clear that she was only there for scheduling and nothing more. She told me when it came time to apply for college that I was wasting my time
This enables him to identify a problem, example; a death situation. My client, Ms Linda is coping with the lost her mother. She feels very depressed all the time and feels controlled to this crisis situation. When asked about her mother’s departure, she exhibits anger and
But in counselling our worldview is define by how we think about everyday matters, cause of behaviour that trigger emotional distress and problems. (Meleod, 2007) state that to be a “good” counsellor we must know our self-awareness, belief values and what our personal feeling and thoughts are, and how it can help us engage with clients in the counselling practice. While Egan state that it important for counsellor to believe in the counselling process and formed a good therapeutic relationship that allow clients to trust them and feel accepted without being judge regardless of their problem or cultures. (Egan.
It is a basic model of how we come to the knowledge of our differences whether client or counsellor, and the ability to integrate the differences or segregate because of
Additionally, as a counselor, it is important to be genuine with whatever feedbacks one presents to the patient and what one believes regarding the situation of the client. Mrs. Perez believes the more authentic and genuine he is with her patients, the more help he will be able to offer the clients. As a counselor, it is important to have a fine and professional interaction with one 's client but boundaries must be maintained. Through this, a counselor is able to demonstrate their focus on helping the patients by showing the client that they understand their problems. It also through such engagements that counselor is able to use the non-judgmental attention that does not require words for illustration in helping the patient.
A counsellor faces many challenges in their professional life. It is crucial that they are aware of these right from when they begin on this path as a student, so that they can be better equipped to deal with these challenges and not let it affect their clients. After much thought and discussion with my peers, I believe that a value-conflict between the client and the fundamental values of the counselling profession, which I uphold personally as well, would pose the greatest challenge for me. My philosophical bewilderments lie in the subtle intricacies of the counsellor-client relationship, which puts the counsellor in a position to be able to influence the client. The essay will delve into the ethics and grey areas of value-conflicts in counselling through a reflection on my personal values, the professional values of the counselling profession and probable counsellor-client scenarios that would pose a challenge for me.
Person centred counselling According to McLeod (2003) states that “the emphasis is on the client as an expert and the counsellor as a source of reflection and encouragement and this is captured in the designation of the approach as a ‘non-directive’ form of counselling.” Empathy, congruence (genuineness) and acceptance (unconditional positive regard) are known as the three ‘core conditions’. These core conditions are essential for effective counselling. According to Gillon (2007) “from a therapists’ point of view, an empathic attitude is a desire to understand a client’s perceptual world as if it was his or her own”. Meaning that the Therapist must listen and follow what the client is trying to communicate to them and that the therapist tries
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
In this semester, I have been exposed to the subject of Introduction to Guidance and Counselling which is a new field of study for me. After I have received this lesson, I can relate my experiences with what I have learned. Not only that, I also have different perspective towards after I learned this subject. The aspects that I can relate my experiences and thoughts with are the differences between advice, guidance and counselling as well as the goals of counselling.
A personal philosophy of counselling Introduction My personal odyssey into the realm of counselling has been quite the reluctant adventure. The perilous journey from childhood to adulthood was difficult to navigate given the cognitive map that had been handed down. My father was a functioning alcoholic who was both physically and verbally abusive. My mother was a martyr prone to mood swings and suicidal thoughts.
Over the past one and half month, the class of PDE 502 (Counselling and Career Education) has taught me some major lessons for life in dealing with the clients in response to their emotional needs. The role of a counsellor is not unlike that of a friend where by it is nurtured by being in each other’s company, talking over everyday issues and sharing feelings. However, what sets a counsellor apart is their experience and the ability to apply counselling theories and techniques to assist people in gaining awareness, insight and explore ways of solving their own issues.
Putting the client as the expert, understanding her story instead of attempting to judge it, in the therapist’s point of view. The therapist must in any point display with utmost care, interest, respectful curiosity, openness, empathy, and fascination. Once this collaborative relationship has been established, the counsellor and the client can move forward and work on how to improve the outcomes of the
Self-Evaluation on Counselling Session (One) Session start with a warmth greeting, by asking client ‘How can I address you?”, to be honest I felt nervous at the beginning of the session, too focus or particular on the name of client, client actually felt uncomfortable. I can just follow the flow and address whatever name client point out and start with small talk will be a good idea such as asking about his experience of travelling to the centre for his counselling session. Thereupon, I briefly explained the length of time of the session, confidentiality and the limitation. I believe that I deliver a clear message to the client.