When looking at coping with change it is not possible to ignore some of the events which change our development, life events which cause significant change are called transitions (Jeffery, J in Aldridge, S & Rigby, S 2004). If these transitions are not prepared for, they can cause emotional difficulties or even physical illness. Counselling skills can be very effective at this stage as the helper needs to work out how to make the adjustment to these changes more satisfactory for the client, to lower the emotional distress. The counsellor has to first establish what kind of transition the client may be going through; Scholssberg (1989) in Aldridge, S & Rigby, S (2004) identified 4 different kinds of transitions: Anticipated, Unanticipated, Non-event transitions and chronic hassle transitions. Unanticipated transitions are unplanned and can be projected as a crisis; this was personally experienced when my parents got divorced.
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
(Bitter, Long, Young, 2010) Reframing is when a problem is shown in a different way and from different perspectives. “Through reframing, it becomes possible to grasp the underlying family structure that is contributing to an individual’s problem.” (Bitter, Long, Young, 2010) Reframing seems to be a technique that will work will with the Quest family. The family will be able to look at their problems in different ways as well as different perspective. They will be able to see the underlying problem and one person will not be blamed for the problem because the problem is a family
They provide treatment and support to client and their families to recover from addiction or to modify their disorder. So they can have a more pleasant satisfactory way of life. To be honest after graduation I can see myself doing any type of counseling I personally want to help people become a better them. The ideal counseling for me would be family therapy. Because I believe that even though you help a member of the family the rest of the family are still in a mindset that can eventually be damaging to the person.
Maintaining one’s own interests, activities and relationships can help to keep things in perspective and prevent exhaustion and burn out. It is also crucial for a caregiver to be prepared for the worst because at any moment something could trigger the bipolar person to have an episode in which major attention is needed. Caregivers that examine their expectations of the relationship and determine which ones are realistic and unrealistic maintain a greater sense of stability while living with a person with the disorder. Without that kind of knowledge it is easier to provoke self-doubt and internal and external friction. Bipolar disorder is a complex illness that needs ongoing management, rather than something that
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.
It also makes them able to take responsibility for their actions and strengthen their self-esteem. Social care is the assisting of clients in meeting their needs socially and focuses on those who cannot take care of themselves. Social control restricts or monitors clients' independence for a length of time because the clients have violated laws of the community (Woodside & McClam, 2012, p. 9). Rehabilitation is designed to enable the individual to function near or at a prior level of independence (Woodside & McClam, 2012, p. 9). 2.
McLeod also suggests that counselling skills can be used in a range of self help groups such as sliming groups or Alcohics Anonymous or in life coaching – although this focuses on the promotion of positive effectiveness or achievement. Users of counselling skills often have dual responsibilities both to the recipient of their skills and the organisation that they are operating within. (Stokes in Aldridge and Rigby). This can be a cause of conflict. Counsellors can avoid this conflict by starting the counselling relationship with a contract that ensures confidentiality and helps create a safe environment that supports a client by setting down guidelines for a working/ professional relationship that includes boundaries, conduct, timekeeping.
The goals should also be in coordination with your values and your purpose for the goals. It can often depend on what the couples are coming to counseling for in order to help the couple decide on what some of their goals should be. For example: A couple may come into the counselor office and needs help with their relationship because they seem to always argue. One of their goals could be how to help them minimize and eventually stop arguing so much and be able to discuss things in a decent manner. Goals can and will sometimes go wrong.