1.1 Explain The Process Involved In Establishing A Counselling Relationship

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Assignment 1 1.1. Explain the process involved in establishing a counselling skills relationship. The scenario, The client is a 32-year-old female, with four dependent children from four different fathers. Neither she nor the children have any contact with the fathers; she is not currently in a relationship. Claims a variety of state benefits, she lives in social rented accommodation and has never had a career or job. She left school with no formal qualifications. She is worried about her children’s future, especially the eldest daughter who is sixteen years old and in her opinion is having unprotected sexual intercourse with her boyfriend. The mother does not want her daughter to ‘follow’ her example. There is increasing tension in…show more content…
This may happen if the counsellor acknowledges that the client can get better help elsewhere or if boundaries are broken. Counsellors do not have all the answers and they should never imply that they do. 1.2 Explain how to manage the helping interaction throughout the relationship to keep those involved safe and supported. I would help manage the helping interaction throughout the relationship to keep those involved safe and supported, by firstly creating a ‘contract’, between the client and myself. The contract will establish ground rules and create boundaries allowing for a safe, structured environment for both counsellor and client. “Ideally, the contract is an instrument that makes the client more informed about the process, more collaborative with their helpers, and more proactive in managing their problems. At best, a contract can help client and helper” (Egan, G. 1998: pp 55-56). (1.2) The BAPC, suggest that counsellors should establish clear ‘boundaries’. This is a framework where both the counsellor and client have agreed a contract covering the following: * dates and times of therapy sessions * how and when the therapist and client can be

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