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 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.
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
For example, during the first few sessions with a client, a counselor may place the primary emphasis on building a positive counseling relationship, assessment and diagnosis, and formulating counseling goals. During the later phase of the counseling process, the counselor may shift the emphasis to intervention and problem solving, termination and follow-up, and research and
There is no structure to the therapy session and therefore it relies on the client to be heavily involved in the counselling session and this maybe too optimistic for some clients as they are not getting answers, so they may find it hard to progress. According to Seligman (2006) it also “Fails to prepare clients for the real world due to the unconditional positive regard of the
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.
It applies to all teachers that it is a challenging issues between showing limits to your position and at the same time wanted to offer as much support to a student as possible. Sometimes I might be uncertain about my ability to help a student and therefore I decided that I should enroll in Counselling course and at the same time to enhance my studies. Throughout the whole module 4 and together with my 24 hours certificate in Clinical Counselling and Psychology course, I have gather loads of knowledge and had narrowed them down to work on my assessment. I had chosen “Student Care Teacher” for my presentation topic because they are all involved in what I am interested in or happy with as a career. Choosing a topic which I was interested in helped
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
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.