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. Empathy: The ability to understand the other person at a deep level. It involves being able to put yourself in the other person’s position, and understanding them in their own terms, having the ability to understand sensitively and accurately but not
Counselling/ counselling ideas may help to cope with the challenges of ‘change’ ‘The more I am willing to be myself in all this complexity of life […] the more I am willing to understand and accept the realities in myself and in the other person […]” Rogers (1961). In order to tackle changes in a client’s life, it is important for the counsellor themselves to be self-aware and have an understanding of others’ values, beliefs and attitudes although they may conflict with their own. The counsellor is there to help the client adapt to these changes, helping clients to push out old information and take in new- this however is also an aspect of change which the counsellor has to help the client pursue whilst keeping ethical and professional boundaries. Changes are accompanied by strong emotions, both negative and positive and counselling is able to support the transition from one state to another. 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).
A further element is the managerial or normative aspect of supervision and this could explained to some extent as maintaining standards.An awareness of the need to keep up with CPD, personal blind spots and prejudices that affect the the way how both trainee and counselor look at themselves which in turn influence how they see others and the way how they work, so the requirement to contiunaly learn about oneself increases knowledge and understanding which is vitaly important for personal development and growth that will enevitbly enhance thier work with clients. Casework supervision plays an important role as it provides support for the student or practising counselor.They have an
Each team member shares information about their role and can highlight any problems or positives regarding the service user * Relationship with the service user. This is a one on one relationship. You have to listen and observe while delivering care. You have conversations and ask how they are and what they need. This is the most important relationship to establish and maintain because the service user needs to be able to trust you and feel safe.
The lessons and techniques that this article have provided me will be very beneficial. I have recommended this article to my boss, some of my peers, my wife and even my children. If we cannot grasp every moment, we are losing time. It is up to us to decide what “the moment” is, but no matter what it means to each person, I recommend that they not lose it. By taking constant inventory of our mind and body and continuously working on the areas that we are falling short in, and perfecting areas that we are striving in, will aid in our professional and personal
Philosophy of Counseling Counseling is a journey of self-discovery. Through counseling, the therapist and client work together to explore the client's inner world. The goal is to increase self awareness and facilitate change in the client's life. I have found that most people come to counseling because they want to be happier. Counseling becomes an exploration of what is getting in the way of happiness.
We learned how to belong and how to adjust our lives by bringing out our full potential to become wiser also more confident. There have been times when obstacles came along, we get side tracked and decided to quit. But there is always a word of encouragement coming from somewhere. Either your parents, your teachers or maybe a friend, that could change your negativity into something good. We are not perfect or aim to be.
I would say that some of these characteristics that I carry include: a curious and sharp mind, empathy, perceptiveness, humility, and self-reflection. Counselors must be curious about what makes people, groups, and systems do what they do and I am definitely curious about all of that. This trait is important both for learning more about others, as well as doing therapy and staying abreast of the ever evolving, new treatments, that are being created in the psychology field. A Counselor's primary task is to listen to others with empathy, and I enjoy doing just that! I believe that listening to others and being able to put yourself in their shoes in order to understand what they might be feeling is very critical.
The goals that were talked about in earlier sessions are beginning to be embraced by the client, who is questioning the counsellor more, in an effort to start the changes. Words like “so when are we goal setting please?” And “I really feel you’re helping me see the light” are also affirming statements. Along with this, the client’s appearance may have changed, as may their facial expressions. The positive-ness with which they are starting the sessions also are a dead giveaway. The client may also come to the sessions having drawn up their own plans for progressing.
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.