Sometimes clients come to therapy were the counsellor will know little or nothing about the condition the client has. Research in this case may be a form of invaluable guidance to the counsellor in terms of providing a “default therapeutic stance” upon on the initial encounter. Although research in counselling can only tell us possibility of something happening, Cooper (2008) points out that this knowledge can be priceless when there is nothing else to refer to. Research in counselling can also be beneficial to the counsellor in terms of helping the counsellor to gain an understanding of therapy from the client’s perspective. Cooper (2008) points out that research gathered on the clients experience of counselling may challenge the “assumptions and expectations” that counsellors possess on
Consequently, the client will feel reassured s/he is being listened to and understood; so a trust starts forming between client and therapist. The therapist can also help put the client at ease by explaining that all information will be kept confidential. Confidentiality is a fundamental requirement for keeping trust. The professional management of confidentiality concerns the protection of personal identifiable and sensitive information from unauthorised disclosure. Disclosure may be authorised by the law or client consent for referrals, for example (The Hypnotherapy Society Code of Ethics
In the person centered approach, the therapy focuses on an important human characteristic - the client’s natural ability for growth and development, through the use of self actualization. (Capuzzi & Gross, 2005). Therapeutic Process in Individual Counseling The belief is that in individual counseling, an ideal form of the therapeutic process or therapy is comprised of various techniques stemming from the Psychodynamic Approach, Cognitive-Behavioral Approach and the Person-Centered Approach, but also includes methods of behavior modification as is found in Operant Conditioning. The therapeutic process varies between therapists and as is done here, can be comprised of various approaches and/or techniques that enable the therapist to effectively tailor the therapy to that client. The psychodynamic approach searches to explain “how an individual’s personality expresses itself through the behavior” displayed in various situations.
Lawrence Crabb claims that the goal of counseling should be psychological and spiritual maturity. Counselors should also seek to assist their clients in reaching their full potential for a life of service. He explains that this accomplished through the counseling relationship. This relationship will vary from client to client. Despite the variations amongst all individuals, Crabb believed that it is important to “abstract a game plan” (Crabb, 1986, p.149) which can be applied to a wide range of situations.
In the mini-lecture by Dr. Sue he states, “MCT can be defined as both a helping role and process that uses modalities and defines goals, consistent with the life experiences and cultural values of clients.” He also states that MCT involves broadening the role that counselors plays and therefore need to play multiple roles that involve not only the traditional role but systems intervention as well. It is important to avoid a blind application of techniques to all situations and all populations. Another important role is building a therapeutic alliance using empathy, positive regard, respect, warmth and genuineness, self-disclosure, management of counter transference and agreement on goals between the counselor and client (Sue & Sue, 2013) What is the significance of a client's social and cultural context within MCT? Multicultural therapy balances the individualism approach with the collective approach and acknowledges families, significant others, communities and cultures (Sue & Sue, 2013). In MCT the client’s social and cultural background is of importance.
Additionally, developing self-awareness helps the client to rediscover meaning in life. Some clients will, however, need a more structured therapy than is typical in a humanistic person-centered approach. One of the strengths of using a humanistic/person-centered approach when working with clients is the warmth and caring of the relationship that (hopefully) develops between counsellor and client. The counsellors active listening and full emotional availability will provide them with a healing environment within which they can explore their emotional experiences safely and without judgment. Central to the therapist's role in client-centred therapy is respecting the clients values as well as maintaining a therapeutic nonjudgmental attitude.
Using modality is one way we have to personalise screeds although it is beneficial to use all the senses when trying to create a safe and comfortable space for a client. Modalities play a big part in personalising inductions as assessing the client as an individual helps decide which style will best suit that person. As you begin the process of learning how to hypnotise, you’ll begin to understand that there are two basic styles of hypnotic induction, and these are the Permissive style and the Authoritative style. The permissive style is the more usual style in therapeutic situations where the client needs to feel like they are in control of the situation before they can begin to relax. Attending a hypnosis session for the first time can be a scary thing because of all the mythology that a person probably has about hypnosis.
Hobson believes that because problems in our life are usually through interpersonal relationships, we should resolve these problems through a therapeutic relationship. The quality of the relationship is crucial for the effectiveness of the therapy. PIT consists of several interlinking components, of which include ‘explanatory rationale’ and ‘staying with feelings’. A potential strength of PIT is that it is just as effective if not more so than current treatments at improving depressive symptoms. Research support comes from Elkin, who found that when compared to CBT, PIT is just as effective at treating depression.
This will include my belief that each person deserves to have a careful assessment or initial consultation from therapist to client and after careful consideration of the clients needs and preferences that the most appropriate screed would be used to benefit the client. . I will also discuss two very different hypnotherapists namely Dave Elman and Milton H Erickson. Lastly I will discuss hypnosis and mental health, and the tools that are often used in Hypnotherapy for assessment of a client, and to score an individual, which aids the hypnotherapist in the decision as to which style of screed to use in their clients therapy. Returning to the essay title, analizing the question as
(Rogers, 1961). From this we can infer that trust is key in developing a healthy and successful therapeutic relationship. Trust leads to genuineness and realness in the counselling session where both therapist and client can be themselves and express their feelings and experiences without fear of judgement. If trust is the foundation that the counselling relationship is built on, then the core conditions of PCT will be present,