The role of counselling or psychotherapy is a “means of gaining access to cultural resources that can be used to solve or resolve problems in living and to construct a life that has meaning and purpose”. (McLeod, J. 2005). Cultural resources from a pluralistic stance focus on the strengths of a client (Duncan, Miller and Sparks, 2004). They are viewed as both a form of resilience and strength, but also as a means by which a client can be connected to a social network outside of the therapy room.
This condition helps people get the most out of their counselling session and in turn this helps them reach their full potential as they feel valued as the counsellor accepts them for who they are. Congruence is also known as genuineness and according to Rogers “it is the most important attribute in counselling due to the way that it underpins the experiencing of unconditional positive regard and empathy”. Seligman (2006) states that if a counsellor’s body language does not reflect what they are saying, clients will pick up on this and it will reflective on the counsellor client relationship as trust could be lost. Congruence means the counsellor needs to be real and
Lesson 1: Introduction to career and guidance counselling • 5 stages of career development Lesson 3: Career Choice • It is not about how smart you are, it’s how you are smart. • You only success if you know how to be smart. Through this reflection, it has closely linked to the concept of learning from experience. Reflection has greatly help with my learning both as a student and in relation to my work and life experiences. I have become aware of useful strategies to deal with issue with the counselling technique.
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. The purpose of this reflection is to reflect upon the use of counselling skills, which I have applied in the role-play with the goal of establishing healthy rapport building.
“The success of counselling is assessed by what the client accomplishes in the real world outside the counselling session” (Krumboltz, 2009). Mitchell and Krumboltz (2012) also suggests that to shape the behaviour of clients, positive role models and positive reinforcement can be used by
Three core conditions that will aid the therapist in doing so is being congruent, having unconditional positive regard and being emphatic. This paper explores the effectiveness of person-centered therapy in creating therapeutic alliance. It also explores the necessary conditions for constructive personality change to occur, exist and continue over a period of time as well as the personal characteristics that are most important for a person-centered therapist to be genuine and lastly the personal characteristics of the writer, which might assist or hinder ability to work with clients effectively. INTRODUCTION A Discussion of Person-Centered Therapy Person-centered therapy according to (Mearns & Thorne, 1999, p. 5) is the aim of helping a client to undo the ‘personal theory’, which he had formed through his
The last, but not least important skill that I feel counseling psychologist need to have is patience. As a psychologist you won't always deal with easy patients. Many psychologist deal with people who have mental disorders such as behavior problems and eating disorders. Patients won't always cooperate with you immediately, so you
Rather it is referred to as a metaphysical framework that presents a general method of planning life and career development. In the youth worldwide there are two cases; either they do not possess the required career information or they have the career information; instead, they lacked basic motivation and confidence to use the information more effectively in making career decisions. Consequently, the need for counselling approaches that empowered young minds to construct their own life and career stories was felt. Therefore, constructivist approaches gained prominence among career counsellors and the focus was shifted on empowering clients to shape their own choices in life and career by comprehending their own realities. Following the pre-emptive constructivist framework, there are some core counselling dimensions that are given due diligence by career counselors.
I have also learnt that to be an effective counsellor, you need to be able to understand the importance of each client’s beliefs. As a counsellor it is good to understand that I will have a different set of views and beliefs than what the client may have, this does not mean I am right and the client is wrong. It just means that once I can acknowledge and push aside my beliefs, I can really focus on what this client is trying to say, and how I can help them. Some of the key values that I think would help make me a good counsellor is, treating clients with respect, try to be understanding and empathetic and being a good listener to
The counsellor has to remember that ethics is the foundational cornerstone of counselling and that as a counsellor, he/she cannot judge or discriminate a client based on their values (Ajagbawa, H., 2014). The counsellor has to always respect the client and be unbiased towards all through his/her own body language as well as tones used. This is to make sure that one’s own values does not have any form of influence on the client’s decision. The concept of individualism should be respected, as each and every client should be recognized as different without being criticized or