Counselling Skills

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There are many skills that are used in the Counselling and listening field. Many of these skills are used in everyday life. As a Listener/Counsellor you use a great deal of skills including, * Active Listening: Active listening happens when you "listen for meaning". The listener says very little but conveys empathy. * Body Language: Developing encouraging body language (can take some practice) * Asking Questions: Asking questions - open and closed - is an important part in counselling skills. They can help a person open up. * Paraphrasing: Paraphrasing is when you, the listener, restate succinctly and tentatively what the speaker said - conveying empathy. * Summary: A summary, in counselling, is when you focus on the…show more content…
. . Acceptance and respect for the client are essentials for a counsellor and as the relationship develops, so too does trust between the counsellor and client, enabling the client to look at many aspects of their life, their relationships and themselves which they may not have considered or been able to face before. The counsellor may help the client to examine in detail the behaviour or situations which are proving troublesome and to find an area where it would be possible to initiate some change as a start. The counsellor may help the client to look at the options open to them and help them to decide the best for them.’ 2.1 Explain the key features of one recognised ethical framework for counselling and psychotherapy used by qualified trained counsellors The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy set guidelines and ethical codes of practice for counsellors and Psychotherapists to follow. Professional counsellors work to a set of ethical standards, such as the BACP Ethical Framework. People using helping skills in other roles may be bound by ethical codes, but those will relate to the responsibilities of that role e.g. teaching, nursing. The BACP ethical codes of practice key points: *
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