Respecting individuality Respect is caring quality in which a person is given and is seen to be given their rights. It includes, ensuring that the service user has the privacy and space they need to feel comfortable and to be their own person, also to enjoy their own company. Listening, in my opinion this is the most important skill needed in respecting individuality. Good listening to what patient/client needs or wants is crucial as misunderstanding or miss hearing something could have negative after effects. Allowing the user the right to personal beliefs such as religion is really important as the service user needs to feel that they are welcome with all their beliefs no matter what the belief is, also allowing the service user time on
When the therapist is able to show an empathetic understanding of what the client is experiencing, it helps the client have a better inner understanding as well. • Unconditional positive regard – Therapists must always maintain a positive and non-judgmental view of their clients. Rogers’ believed that conditional regard and support from others lead to some of the problems clients mostly experienced. When they felt accepted without conditions and the fear of rejection was no more there, clients could openly talk about their
This could reassure them that nothing is being hidden from them. | The Right To Dignity | Dignity is an important aspect of being a care provider because you should help the service user maintain their dignity and self-respect. | Being Able To Communicate Using Preferred Method | Every individual has the right to communicate in the way they prefer whether verbally, sign language, written etc. The care provider should always know other ways of communication than verbal. | Protection From Harm Or Danger | Both the service user and the service provider have the right to be in a safe environment.
The six core conditions are: * Therapist-client psychological contact * Client vulnerability * Client perception * Unconditional positive regard * Empathic understanding * Therapeutic Congruence or Genuineness With Unconditional positive regard, the counsellor accepts the client unconditionally and is non-judgemental. The client is then free to explore all their feelings and emotions without the fear of being judged or rejected. Empathic understanding refers to the counsellors accurately understanding the thoughts, feelings and meanings the clients has and be able to perceive their world as they perceive it. Congruence is the therapist being genuine and authentic towards the client . The therapist is open and transparent to the client.
“The primary role of the counsellor is not that of merely using certain techniques, even with warmth and sympathy. Counselling is essentially an ethical task: it is to serve the client’s best interests” (Munro et al, 1989:4). As stated in the abovementioned quote, the principal role of counselling is to serve the client’s best interests. In order to achieve this in therapy, however, various approaches to counselling need to be considered, chosen, and carefully implemented to aid the client in the most beneficial way possible. As each approach differs, so do the views pertaining to the relationship between the counsellor and client.
The belief is that to the extent that the counsellor is congruent in the relationship, the client will feel free to express their feelings to a greater degree and gain more accurate perceptions of himself and others and also to notice the incongruence in their self concept and their actual experience. Unconditional Positive Regard, the counsellor aims to cultivate an outgoing, positive, non possessive and non-judgemental warmth for the full range of the clients emotional and mental experience. UPR is a healing energy which helps the client to discover long lost potential for growth. The counsellor should be able to refrain from judging the client as a person on the basis of their behaviour. As a result of a need for positive regard from others the client can modify their behaviour.
Also, even if the other person replies verbally his or her body language may show that they have not really understood or agreed. Observation helps understand the effectiveness of communication. Aiv Explain why it is important to find out about an individual’s: a) Communication and language needs b) Wishes and preferences People usually feel satisfied when they communicate well with individuals. Good communication enables individuals’ needs to be met and for care and support workers to feel they are not just doing the job but doing it in a way that allows individuals to have choice and control over their lives. Good communication will enable you to build strong professional relationships based on trust.
Person-centered therapy warmly embraces a number of key values (adapted from Korchin, 1976, pp. 353ff). A key value is that persons should not be “atomized” or broken down into their component parts, but rather should be studied as whole and unique beings; what persons tell us through self-report of their experience is to be more highly valued than what we can observe directly or objectively. We are coparticipants in the process of self-actualization, we must be willing to enter into the consciousness field of others as well as our own. Another key value is that intuition and empathic should be viewed as extremely important means of gaining insight and
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
Service workers should protect service users and make them comfortable, so they can feel that they can trust professionals. Service users should be safeguarded from danger and harm, and be supported in the way that protects them. Respect- It is Important for service workers to treat service users with respect and dignity in order to have positive relationships with them. Service workers should be polite and treat service users with manners and make them feel good about themselves. Every individual service user should be treated with the same level of respect.