On occasion there are self-awareness unexplored problem areas that the counsellor encounters with a client. This could be the counsellor struggling to show acceptance to the client as they are discussing a belief with the opposite opinions of the counsellor. Transference and counter transference (where the client or counsellor see traits of individuals personal to them for various reasons and experience conscious or unconscious feelings towards the other) is also a problem are in counselling which continuous training and supervision sessions are needed to reflect on and discuss supported clients. This is a chance for the counsellor to discuss and reflect on their work with a supervisor. An opportunity to explore feelings, prejudges or develop self-awareness is essential to empower the counsellor to support their clients safely, positively and
1.3Evaluate the conditions which it would be appropriate to see a counselor or a psychotherapist. Both Men and women of all ages receive counseling or a psychotherapist for many different reasons. They may be feeling anxious, tense, confused. They may be struggling to cope with a recent life crisis such as an accident, bereavement or divorce, a stressful situation at work, or a health problem that could benefit from counseling. A general feeling of needing to talk to someone about various things going on in one’s life some of the feeling’s or thought can be serious enough to see a counselor or a psychotherapist for e.g.
Counselling/ counselling ideas may help to cope with the challenges of ‘change’ ‘The more I am willing to be myself in all this complexity of life […] the more I am willing to understand and accept the realities in myself and in the other person […]” Rogers (1961). In order to tackle changes in a client’s life, it is important for the counsellor themselves to be self-aware and have an understanding of others’ values, beliefs and attitudes although they may conflict with their own. The counsellor is there to help the client adapt to these changes, helping clients to push out old information and take in new- this however is also an aspect of change which the counsellor has to help the client pursue whilst keeping ethical and professional boundaries. Changes are accompanied by strong emotions, both negative and positive and counselling is able to support the transition from one state to another. When looking at coping with change it is not possible to ignore some of the events which change our development, life events which cause significant change are called transitions (Jeffery, J in Aldridge, S & Rigby, S 2004).
ADVANCED COUNSELLING SKILLS 1.Understand the process of a series of counselling sessions. 1.1Identify the stages of a series of counselling sessions. The counselling relationship should have a clear start middle and an end, the beginning is when the relationship starts and trust is built forming a working alliance for the client to start sharing their anxieties and concerns that have bought them to the counselling room, the middle is when the counsellor explores with the client the feelings, beliefs and patterns that have been noticed by the counsellor, then looking for a way forward that the client feels is achievable for them, also to identify any areas that are causing problems might allow the relationship to move forward , including
Self reflection is also knowing that I may need professional development in an area. This is needed so that I can be able to show unconditional positive regard, a non judgemental attitude and to be able to show empathy. Therefore it is important that I take time out to reflect in my performance and development. Self awareness can also be done in supervision or through peers. It helps to keep one’s mind fresh and with new ideas on how to deal with issues which I face during my sessions with a client.
The characteristic of counselling is based on the relationship built (rapport) between two or more people either professional or non-professional, which aims to apply to psychological theories by using different sets of counselling skills such as the core conditions, core skills or micro-skills. The term counselling can have a variety of meanings, whereas in some cases it can be associated with problems that are related with feelings, emotions and negative past or present experiences. The simple way to define counselling skills is a communication skill that creates self-environment whereas the speaker feels safe to find their organismic self. A person who offers counselling skills will be providing support and guidance to the other person in order to aid them to reflect and explore their own feelings and clarify conflicting issues and finding alternative way in dealing with their problem(s). So that, those skills will allow the speaker or client to decide what to do next rather than have someone else to make decisions for them (introjection of values).
Running head: PSYCHOANALYTIC FAMILY COUNSELING APPROACH Psychoanalytic Family Therapy Counseling Approach Linda Mario Liberty University 2012 COUN 601-B05 LUO Dr. Jenkins Abstract When a family’s environment becomes saturated with chronic conflict the members become unable to achieve a healthy balance and mutual respect. This turmoil needs to be neutralized rather than exacerbated, in order to gain mutual respect for all family members. Family therapy can establish the reduction of conflict among the family system. Sometimes a family member can be diagnosed with a disorder creating anger and resentment among members. The family members’ symptoms can be manifested through fear, anxiety and trepidation with in his or her unique story (Mesh et Al, 2006, ¶ 3).
Professional Identity and Career’s Claudia Gonzalez CNSL502 07/25/2014 Barbara Burt James Parker Professional Identity and Career’s: Counselor Our notion of a professional counselor, takes us to the concept of helping other in the form of advice, or guidance. Make us think about a friend, confident, priest, or someone who is willing to hear us without judgment. A professional counselor reminds us of people with personal qualities such as empathy, patience, good ethics, listener, and a well-versed person. These personal attributes play a role to professional identity in counseling. According to Gibson et al.
Maintaining good communication between ourselves about our job roles, while explaining to the resident what we are doing give honest and unbiased information acknowledging and valuing their opinions and their work outcome 3.4a Q) How and when may you need to access support and advice about partnership working? I can access support and advice from Colleagues-Senior Carers and Management about partnership working, their experience and knowledge will help solve any problems or issues which may arise outcome 3.3, 3.4b Q)
Informed consent is a shared decision-making process in which a practitioner provides adequate information so that a potential client can make an informed decision about participating in the professional relationship” according to (Barnett & Wise, 2007,). The great thing about informed consent is that it gives the client a chance to become involved, educated, and opens up the will of the client to participate in their therapy sessions. Informed consent has many similarities in the code of ethics. In obtaining informed consent for research, counselors must advise client and make sure that the client understands the research. Counselors should respect the need for informed consent regarding the structure and process of counseling.