Counselling Essay

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Stage III of Egan's model of helping focuses on helping the client to achieve the goals discussed in stage II of the counselling process. This assessment will discuss how the counsellor decides when a client is ready to move to stage III and what strategies will be used to achieve this. It will also review my thoughts on equal opportunities since starting my counselling course. A) Explain by what means you would determine that a client is ready to move on to stage III of the counselling process. "If stage II is done well, clients will have a clear idea of what they want and where they would like to go – even though they might not know how to get there." (Egan P34). The counsellor can then assess if the client is set to move to stage III of the counselling process. Egan believed a helper can ask themselves questions to see if they have helped the client commit to the goals in order to move to the next stage.(action)(Egan P274). Moreover, the counsellor may find the client is repeating themselves or becomes frustrated when talking about their problems indicating they are ready to move on. The client might become motivated after completing stage I and II and just eager to put their goals into action. Furthermore, a change in circumstances in someone's life could be a reason for them to move to stage III. For example, a job loss may have caused several problems with the client resulting in them seeking counselling. If the client gets another job it could make their problems easier. A client suffering from depression and given medication from their GP might feel better and want to move on. On the other hand the counsellor might discover that they have to move clients to stage III quicker than they would like. For example, the client could have been sent through their GP for counselling and only been funded for 6 sessions of counselling. Also if a client has been sent

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