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
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
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
Any personal views that are not associated with counseling goals must be circumvented, and counselors need to continue to be aware of these views and regard all forms of diversity when it conveys to clients Competency and proficiency are important ethical values as well. Forming the necessary skills required as a counselor does not only improve the client-counselor
She is very collaborative during the supervision process and this helps me to identify themes and patterns for my clients, create and implement appropriate goals for my clients, and apply interventions and techniques to help my client achieve their goals. Not only does Mrs. McGuire-Wise help me to enhance my counseling skills but she also helps me to examine my cultural values and beliefs when challenging clients. In my
They needs to keep difference by eliciting the client’s verbal expression of concerns, their reasons to change and should encourage their optimism regarding change. Counselors need to be polite and positive in knowing things rather than confronting it directly. The counselor needs to emphasis on supporting the client’s self – efficacy. They must give positive feedback to encourage client’s motivation to change. Counselor should not do any direct confrontation to their clients or else it will lead to denial tendency of the client.
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
The counselor needs to make sure to respect clients at all times. For that reason, the counselor should refer to the code of ethics for additional support. The counselor should have ethical and legal considerations when using research in counseling it is for the protection of the client. It is important to know what the population the counselor will be working to see if the research will be effective if there will be any barriers for the client. The responsibility of the counselor is to collect the proper pre and post-test of the client to show a difference when they first started therapy when they finished.
People need counselling in order to deal with certain problems being encountered. Counselling is a professional relationship between a counsellor and a client with the aim to help clients understand the way they live as well as providing help on how to achieve the objectives previously set (Burks & Stefflre, 1979). However, counselling should not be mistaken for advice giving, or an attempt to solve people’s problems. Counsellors are expected to be professional, while at the same time possessing qualities essential in creating an atmosphere of mutual trust and confidentiality with the client. A satisfactory counsellor, client relationship, ensures that the therapy is successful.