It is my desire to support clients' efforts to gain insight and identify solutions for their areas of concern and believe that most of the answers lie within. From my perspective, the counselor's role is to create a climate in which clients can examine their thoughts, feelings, and actions and eventually arrive at solutions that are best for them. As a counselor, it is important to be non-judgmental, when counseling or helping another person, regardless of how open-minded I may consider myself to be. Personality attributes of professional counselors has a great impact in the counseling process. Being nonjudgmental and accepting are important attributes in any of the helping professions.
Listening and showing commitment that the persons best interests are at heart, with good time keeping and seeing tasks throw will build confidence with the service user. When a good solid rapport is built the service user should feel confident to approach and address certain achievements that can be overcome, i.e. ; personal hygiene or domestic house hold tasks. Question 3: The following questions are about factors to consider
Word Count: 2197 Why Is the Initial Consultation so Important? The Initial consultation is so important because it is the most effective platform for communication and trust to be gained between practitioner and client. This ensures that the client has the best chance of having a successful outcome to the treatment they will receive. The relationship between a client and a hypnotherapist starts from the first moment of contact, the environment that they meet, and the conversation that follows all play a vital role in helping the client to feel confident that they can trust the hypnotherapist and feel positive in how they can be helped. For the hypnotherapist the initial consultation is all about gathering information, exploring the client’s history and most importantly deciding on an ethical level ‘can I treat this person?’ So let’s take a look at each aspect of what the initial consultation entails and how each in turn takes place within the first meeting.
73). It also helps the human service worker understand what assumptions about counseling he or she believes are true. The human service work is able to discover the features in the theories that he or she may accept as good (Parrott, 2003). Parrott (2003) says that “it is safe to assume that every counselor believes a therapeutic intervention has the potential for helping a client” (pg. 74).
Rapport brings forth a sense of trust and understanding needed to help a client feel comfortable and maybe even optimistic enough to disclose personal issues/concerns. It is extremely important for a counselor to listen attentively and compassionately. This effective listening is demonstrated through a counselor’s eye contact, body language, non-intrusive questioning, paraphrasing and reflecting on what the client is saying/feeling, and reviewing/recapping the focus. It is also important for a counselor
Roger’s development of the person centered therapy was inspired by the students of Otto such as Taft (1933). Thorne and Mearns (2007) argue that Rennie (1998) believed that the person centered therapist may be able to offer a route of direction without being directive. Sanders (2002)argues that Rogers believed that all individuals have the ability to be good, rational and trust worthy which enables them to move in positive directions. Likewise Schnieder and Krug (2010) explain that Wiheilm (1933) believed that all people were essentially good, had healthy core, self and character analysis which was the mythological and archetypal of Gustave Jung. All these humanistic psychologists did researches on freedom , values, tragedy, human potential, spirituality, personal responsibility and agreed people were naturally good.
The humanistic approach is essentially positive as it identifies the basic goodness of the individual. Roger’s concept of person centred therapy was a result of his experiences with patients. Rogers argued that all humans strive to reach their potentials. Rogers built upon Maslow’s theory. To understand Rogers and the person centred approach it is useful to look at Maslow.
“Evaluate the claim that Person-Centred Therapy offers the therapist all that he/she will need to treat clients” Carl Rogers developed the person centred therapy in the 1950’s after years of working as a psychotherapist. He wanted his clients to feel that they are being taken seriously, that someone cares about them and to talk freely about their feelings. His principal aim was not to diagnose the client but to show unconditional positive regard . That means that the client would feel appreciated by the therapist without being judged. I believe that Person-Centred Therapy offers the therapist many great tools to treat the client successfully, but at the same time am convinced that this approach on its own will not suit all clients but will work extremely well in combination with other types of therapy.
Empathy - the therapist being able to feel or attempt to feel what the client is expressing without becoming lost in themselves. To understand the clients feelings in the here and now. To understand the clients thoughts and feelings and meanings from the clients own perspective. To see the clients world from their point of view. 2.
It is especially important for the social worker to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users. By doing this the service user is made to feel comfortable in an unfamiliar surroundings. Also, that everything runs nicely and smoothly it is good to keep a formal and at times informal relationship with the service user. Also building trust is important as the service user needs to feel that they can rely on you as the social worker. Upholding public trust and confidence in social care service is especially important as you as the social worker need show and make a standard to allow the public to understand that the social care services are very trust worthy and there should be no worry when using them.