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
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.
According to Nelson-Jones (2008) they are three stages in the counselling process namely: relating, understanding and changing, in addition, each stage is named based on the task the counsellor and client will do in the counselling process. Stage 1: Relating In the relating stage is where the counselling process begins it starts with the first contact between the client and the counsellor it involves the counselor treating the client politely and making the client to feel safe and warm and gathering information about the clients’ nature of the contact with the counselor. Stage 2: Understanding The second stage it is the understanding stage, Nelson-Jones, 2008 stated “helpers should create an emotionally comfortable relationship and use active listening skills to help clients to overview their main reasons for coming to see them”. Furthermore, at this stage the counsellor should build trust between themselves and the client to ensure that the client can trust them with the information they may disclose during their entire sessions, additionally, the counselor should show the client respect, empathy and make them feel comfortable and
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
As a counselor in training, I feel that I am aware of my personal perspective on both subjects; however, I am mindful that as I continue to learn, train, and develop there may be additional perspectives I come in line with. There is no doubt that as a counselor, I will focus on clients as a whole and develop a relationship with them by being empathetic, caring, honest, and respectful. I have a understanding that an individual’s thought process play major roles in the development of human nature, behaviors, and perceptions of certain situaton. As a counselor I wish to assist client into thinking more positively no matter what comes their way, and use technqiues that will help clients develop intrinsic motivation to want to change and
The major aim of counselling is to assist clients to use their available problem-solving abilities more effectively. Counselling is a process that occurs when a counsellor and the client or subject set aside some time to explore some challenges that may include the stressful feelings of the client while specifically being “a therapeutic procedure in which a usually trained person adopts a supportive non-judgemental role ... or gives advice on practical problems” (McMahon, Palmer). For an effective dialogue between the client and the counsellor to happen, the counsellor is required to deliver or present certain communication and counselling skills so that they can facilitate change for the client. The communication and counselling skills of
Counselling as defined by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (n.d.) is a professional relationship that strives to help the client develop self-understanding and from there, better their lives. This relationship is principled and clearly contracted, and will require the counsellor to undergo in-depth training to receive the appropriate know-how to use a range of therapeutic methods. As a new student to this field, I believe that the values and beliefs that I have held over the years coupled with my learning experience within the classroom will shape the way I will counsel clients. In this paper, I will discuss my values, beliefs and their developmental process, how I believe my attitudes and values will influence my behaviour towards others and lastly, my current view of the counsellor’s role and counselling. I believe that help should always be given, as no-one will know how large of an
I will be straight forward with the client in regards to understanding and know their current spiritual beliefs. In a counseling session with a client that is confronting their issue of depression or anxiety, probing them to elaborate on their answers may result in an undesirable session. Setting boundaries and expectations would be established for the benefits of the counselor and the counselee. Siang-Yang (2007) article would serve as a manual that would outline the phases and the requirements that will be needed to graduate to the next level. The patient would have to be actively engaged during our counseling sessions; I need to ensure the client that during our counseling sessions will be a no judgment zone.
Persons in centred counselling aims to engage the client in behaviour that liberate and enhances the client self-positively.it also enables the client to make self-determined choices that have a positive impact on his or her life Stages of self-centred counselling There are three stages of self-centred counselling ; a)initial stage b)middle stage d)terminal stage INITIAL STAGE Build a relationship with the client once this achieved form an hypothesis on the nature of the problem. Agree on a time and set a meeting that should include a place and time of meeting .a person should clear with the client on the payment or if one is providing the services for free. Set immediate goals and long range goal. Assess and determine the level of depth that the counselling process will take MIDDLE STAGE Explain the awareness of force behind the problem Use more confrontation (one should note that confrontation may either be productive or destructive) TERMINAL STAGE Anticipate and prepare take note of client’s readiness to terminate the counselling session if you plan to for see the client readiness to terminate the program view the following characteristic More relaxed disposition Improvement in mood