The main purpose of stage one is to build a non-threatening counselling relationship, help the client explore their situation and then be able to focus on chose issues. At this point the helper/listener helps the client to identify problems and then assess their own resources. At this stage most people are reluctant to change and may resist. Through positive exploration of new perspectives and constructive challenges to rooted negativity the client is able to move to the next stage. Some of the stage one exploring skills include; Open ended questioning, silences, focusing, empathy, paraphrasing, structuring and summarising.
These early recollection are analyzed and interpreted. The therapist then identifies some of the major successes and mistakes in the client’s life. This is called a lifestyle assessment when all is finished the counselor and client have goals for therapy. (Corey 2011) In counseling clients explore the concepts about self, others, and life that constitute the philosophy on which an individual’s lifestyle is based. The client is encouraged to think about their private logic, their concepts about themselves and others and the philosophy that their lifestyle is based on.
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).
Define person-centred thinking, person-centred planning and person-centred reviews. Person-centred thinking is a set of values, skills and tools used to get to know someone, what they find important and what they want out of life. Person centred planning provides a way of assisting a person plan their life, thus ensuring that the individual remains central in creating a plan which will concern them. A Person-centred review uses person-centred thinking tools to explore what is important to an individual now and in the future. It looks at what support they need and what is/or not working from different perspectives to agree outcomes and actions for change.
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The theoretical orientation that is a foundation for this writer is the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. This writer will discuss Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy as her primary approach in terms of techniques, goals, therapist/client relationships and concepts. Other concepts, such as Carl Roger’s Person Centered Therapy will be blended into this writer’s orientation. This writer recognizes client’s are more likely to cooperate with therapy interventions if they feel they are in control of their direction of treatment and the therapist is genuinely interesting in their
With the help of a counselour we can find ways to accept and make peace with things we can’t change and make positive changes where we can. Counselours can quide us to explore what really matters to us, what and who we value, our beliefs, hopes and needs . ( I book understanding counseling) Mcleod 2010 suggets that by attending a counseling session you may be able to delineate on your own experience as a means of relating to the clients that are in need of help, gaining an understanding on what it is like to be a recipient of help and reflect on the implications of the experience for a better understanding of the helping process. My essay will focus on my feelings before, during, and after my one hour face-to-face session, I will also be focusing on the skills that my counselor used during our session that could often be overlooked, skills such as body language, listening, empathy, paraphrasing, knowing when and how to ask questions, just to name a few. These skills may seem insignificant when in-fact these skills determine the difference between a helpful or a non-helpful session.
Often counseling is a process that enables a person sought out times of change or crisis, as well as psychotherapy, Counseling and psychotherapy is a process that enables a person to sort out issues and reach decisions affecting their life. Often counselling and psychotherapy is sought out at times of change or crisis, it need not be so, however, as counselling can also help us at any time of our life. Counselling involves talking with a person in a way that helps that person solve a problem or helps to create conditions that will cause the person to understand and improve their behaviour, character, values or life
1.2 Personal Centred Thinking is the foundation of a person centred plan. Is about getting into the mind of a client and looking at what is important to them. Looking at them as an individual and not as a condition. First you start to think about the client and what is best for their needs and personal goals, then you build a plan of how to get to those goals. It is a good idea to but a timeline on to these goals, they can then be reviewed upon.
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.