Ethical Framework In Counselling

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ESSAY - UNIT 1 Advanced Certificate in Counselling “What is a therapeutic relationship?” From the perspective of the humanistic or psychodynamic approach how can a relationship be established, maintained and ended within an ethical framework? In looking at the therapeutic relationship from the Humanistic approach, I will examine how the relationship between the counsellor and client can be established, maintained and ended within an ethical framework. I will explore both positive and negative effects of maintaining the ethical boundaries whilst establishing and continuing the therapeutic relationship. Finally I will discuss how the therapeutic relationship can be ended. The therapeutic relationship is a different kind of professional relationship. The relationship between client and counsellor is unique in important ways when compared to relationships between clients and other professionals such as doctors, dentists, and solicitors. The key difference is present from first contact it is not clearly understood exactly what will happen. Clients are vulnerable and trusting. Because of the unique client counsellor relationship it is easy for them to be taken advantage of. This makes imperative the therapists be ethically aware of the power of their role. “Fidelity, honoring the trust placed in the practitioner.” Ref: “Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.”…show more content…
Respecting the right for the client to be self governing - Autonomous. Ref: “Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy” It’s not as easy as it sounds since the therapeutic relationship over time can become quite intimate. “Non-maleficence - a commitment to avoiding harm to the client.” “Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and

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