Central to the therapist's role in client-centred therapy is respecting the clients values as well as maintaining a therapeutic nonjudgmental attitude. This relationship can be even be more important, especially if the client doesn't have any family or friends. Because most clients seems to have lost a sense of value within themselves, having someone perceive them as a valuable person, capable of personal growth, should have an encouraging affect. The goals of the client-centered therapist are congruence, unconditional
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
This is the ability to be you without pretence or façade. This is also called genuineness; it is the most important attribute in counselling according to Rogers, in this the counsellor is keen to allow the client to experience them as they really are, the therapist being authentic. Unconditional Positive Regard: (UPR) this is a non-judgemental, Respecting and accepting the other person as they are, Rogers believed that for people to grow and fulfil their potential it is important that they are valued as themselves. The counsellor has a genuine regard for the client, they may not approve of some of the client’s actions, but the therapist does approve of the client. The therapist needs an attitude of “I’ll accept you as you are.” The therapist must always maintain a positive attitude to the client at all times.
moving from catastrophising (no one will ever like me) to a more rational interpretation (my friend was probably thinking about something else and didn’t see me). This in turn helps the patient to feel better, and eventually become more self-accepting. Another part of RET is unconditional positive regard which is basically making the patient feel valued as a human no matter what they say or do or event how they
The qualities and skills that they showed to me our qualities that describe a professional counselor. They can be summarized as patience, because counselors need patience when interacting with clients during sessions. Clients need their time to deal and express their situation or feelings whether they may be negative or positive. I personally know that sometimes it doesn’t matter what you say or how you say something what really matters is the meaning behind it or it can be just need to say something out loud so you can hear it. Empathetic and compassionate because you have to believe in what you’re doing and the client has to know you care and understand their issues or
Second the therapist must convey unconditional positive regard for the client, this means that the therapist accepts everything the client say without passing judgment on the client. Clients trust that the therapist will not reject them if they say the wrong thing or if something critical comes out in the course of therapy. The atmosphere is safe for clients to begin exploring their distress. The third condition for the therapeutic progress is empathic understating. The client must feel that the therapist understands him or her.
Person Centered Therapy and the Case of Fritz Patient Centered Therapy (PCT) assumes that the patient is the expert on themselves. That human beings are naturally positive, trustworthy, capable of growth and they are drawn to towards realizing their full potential. In the right setting, we will become our most creative selves. PCT defies tenants of other therapeutic models, such as psychoanalysis, because it does not put the therapist at the helm. It is the client who chooses direction and the therapist shares the journey as more of a facilitator than a navigator.
When using a permissive induction the therapist can use lots of metaphors, and as long as the client feels safe you can be a little authoritative too. Permissive inductions work well if the client wants to improve in something whether it’s at work or at a sport, thought you might have to work on self-esteem issues
In conclusion we will see why it could be argued that the latter approach is the most useful for many clients. The term counselling is virtually interchangeable with psychotherapy. Psychotherapy means ‘healing the mind or soul’ (Nelson-Jones, 2011, p.3) and counselling tries to do the same. For counselling to work on a one to one or group basis then the clients must be there willingly. For many the relationship between client and counsellor is crucial to the success of the therapy and is based on trust and respect.
In addition I am going to explore how the client might feel in a session and the blocks, fears and uncertainties they may encounter. By way of background I will highlight person centred counselling which was pioneered by the eminent psychologist, Carl Rogers. Sincerity is key to being a good counsellor and the client needs to know that the counsellor has their best interests at heart, and are without a doubt sincere in what is said and what is professed. Courage in a counselling relationship is defined as acting in spite of known fears. Essentially, courage is strengthened with confidence in self and nothing can be achieved without courage.