He felt that by engaging in dialogue it would help the client work towards their goals. He felt that with dialogue the client would show sign of caring, warmth acceptance and self-responsibility (Simkin, 1981). With this approach the therapist is able to help their clients reach their goals through encouragement and allowing the client to be expressive and to be responsible for their actions. As for Alfred Adler, the Adlerian approach was the first holistic theory of personality, psychopathology, and psychotherapy that was
In other words, he is the person treating himself and he is the one who will determine the mode to use and the progress he will make in getting treated. The therapist plays the inactive role of facilitating, listening and reassuring the client in a positively. Part I Behavior therapist As a behavior therapist the expert believes that the patient adopts or learns to act or conduct himself in a certain way. From this point of view, it will be assumed that initially the client did not fear members of the opposite sex but learned and adopted this kind of behavior over time. It is believed that the reverse
This information will aid the hypnotherapist in building a rapport with the patient; also allow a connection trust to be formed. Of course the information acquired on the patient is the key to the initial assessment and to establish if the therapist is necessary but inevitably it comes down to the therapist and their manner. The reason why an ethical therapist would offer a free initial consultation is because it would show the commitment to the client through devoting their time to them, to talk, get to know them and make them feel comfortable. A hypnotherapist can find out why the client has come to see them, what their problems are and whether or not hypnotherapy is right for them, and whether they have had hypnotherapy before if not then the therapist can explain to the client what hypnotherapy is and how it can help them, they also will need to find out whether they are on medication or not, and to see if they will need their gp’s permission before giving hypnotherapy. The first consultation can be free and last up to 30 minutes.
It is my desire to support clients' efforts to gain insight and identify solutions for their areas of concern and believe that most of the answers lie within. From my perspective, the counselor's role is to create a climate in which clients can examine their thoughts, feelings, and actions and eventually arrive at solutions that are best for them. As a counselor, it is important to be non-judgmental, when counseling or helping another person, regardless of how open-minded I may consider myself to be. Personality attributes of professional counselors has a great impact in the counseling process. Being nonjudgmental and accepting are important attributes in any of the helping professions.
Ultimately, the successful creation of a strong therapeutic alliance depends on the behavior, personal traits, and experience of the counselor (Gross & Capuzzi, 2011). Strengths According to Gross and Capuzzi (2011), a counselor’s empathetic understanding, which is the ability to “feel with clients as opposed to feeling for clients” or to “understand feelings, thoughts, and ideas, and experiences by viewing them from the client’s frame of reference,” can be enhanced by certain characteristics (p. 7). One such characteristic, a counselor’s “knowledge and awareness of one’s own feelings and emotional response patterns and how they manifest themselves in interactive patterns” (Gross & Capuzzi, 2011, p. 7). A counselor who demonstrates this characteristic is more likely to practice empathetic understanding successfully (Gross & Capuzzi, 2011). The demonstration of this trait and others could allow a significant improvement in the client outcome.
CBT is collaborative and it is necessary to have a constructive and trusting relationship between the therapist and client. As most behavioural responses are learned, the therapist has an active role to help the client get rid of these reactions and learn new and productive forms. CBT is based on the theory that a client’s thoughts determine their emotions and behaviour. This is a benefit as it allows them to
The person centred approach was developed from the concepts of the humanistic psychology. Carl Rogers emphasized the humanistic perspective as well as ensuring the therapeutic relationships with client promote self esteem, authenticity and actualisation in to their lives which in the long run will help them use their strengths. Currently the person centred approach focuses on the client being able to develop a greater understanding of self in an environment which allows the client to resolve their own problems without direct intervention by the carer. It is important that the clients have person centred approach embedded in their care because they will then get to do what they want to do, and are in the centre of the planning and won’t feel like they are being controlled and will still have their independence. To be able to give the client the best possible care you should talk to them about what they want and need to be able to live as independently as possible.
Empathy - the therapist being able to feel or attempt to feel what the client is expressing without becoming lost in themselves. To understand the clients feelings in the here and now. To understand the clients thoughts and feelings and meanings from the clients own perspective. To see the clients world from their point of view. 2.
In this technique, the therapist creates a comfortable, non-judgmental environment by demonstrating congruence, empathy, and unconditional positive regard toward their patients while using a non-directive approach. Through using this method it is intended that patients demonstrate self-actualisation, and thus discover their own solutions to problems. Person Centred therapy is a key approach with many advocates, however, the claim that it offers all that a therapist needs to treat a client is an assertion which requires some degree of evaluation. In order to assess the effectiveness of person-centred counselling as a method of treating clients, it is first necessary to consider its background and basic prepositions. Rogers was an American psychologist, who through his work developed his own distinctive approach guided by his sense of what seemed to help his clients (McLeod 2000).
This type of treatment involves one-on-one time between the counselor and the patient. According to Gwendolyn Cuizon (2009), individual therapy can be the best treatment option when dealing with isolated patient issues on a deep level. The counselor can cater the treatment plan that focuses on the patient’s specific needs and maladaptive behaviors. Unlike group therapy, which can influence a patient’s thoughts and behaviors, individual therapy provides the patient the power to change his or her life for the better by the choices he or she makes. In addition the pace of the patient’s progress is directly related to the patient’s level of commitment and effort (Cuizon,