Reflective Essay: The Roles Of Communication In Counseling

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“Counseling is the process of sitting and talking to a client, patient or colleagues with the intention of helping them to arrive at decision about how to act” (Burnard.P). This essay will discuss about the counseling session that was done by me with a friend in Sigatoka town. Also, I will include my role in this counseling and what psychological approach did I use during this counseling. Moreover, this essay will discuss on what type of communication was used with three stages of problem solving and eight steps that I used to build my good relationship with a client to solve her problem. Furthermore, I will also share my experiences and will state some recommendations that need to be done. My case study is about a teenage pregnant mother…show more content…
The above case study shows how cognitive behavioral approach was used with three stages of problem solving. Also, the eight stage map of the counseling relationship was used in case study. Moreover, varieties of counseling were included in the case study. Thus, it can be said that the role of a counselor plays an important role while communicating with a client. In all the counseling sessions these approaches and steps are important to make the counseling session more effective. While doing the counseling session for the first time as a counselor can be very challenging. However it is not as difficult as we think. Furthermore, there are some recommendations that can be made in each session which can create a good relationship between the counselor and the client. Recommendations such as having a coffee time together with build trust between the counselor and the client. To generalize it, the above approaches, 3 stages of problem solving and 8 stages in relationship building can be used in any place where two people are communicating with each other or any other professions whereby counseling sessions takes place such as teachers, doctors, dietitians and many others. Thus it can be said that counseling skills are important to all health

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