Understand Occupational Contexts and Settings of the Helping Relationship Essay

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Understand Occupational Contexts and Settings of the Helping Relationship I have decided to take the Durham take the Durham and Darlington Branch of Cruse Bereavement Care as my local organisation and the Miscarriage Association (MA) as my national organisation. My initial plan was to choose a local hospice as my local organisation and Cruse as the national, however, although hospices deal with issues of bereavement and loss as part of their work it is anticipatory grief that must perforce be at the heart of their work. Cruse and MA both deal with loss and bereavement, however, there could be situations where referrals would be appropriate from one to the other. Counselling skills are used in a variety of contexts that is they are used in different occupational sectors. The main contexts fall into the following categories:- * Health * Primary care – GP setting * Secondary care – Hospital setting * Education * Schools – all levels but predominantly secondary * Further Education - Colleges * Higher Education – Universities * Workplace * Voluntary Counselling skills may be used by. • Professional counsellors and psychotherapists who are specialists trained and Accredited and who are paid for the services they provide. Such people include counsellors, clinical and counselling psychologists and psychiatrists. • Paraprofessional counsellors who are people trained in counselling skills who use them as part of their jobs but who do not hold an accredited counselling or psychotherapy qualification. Some social workers fall into this category as do some pastoral workers in religious organizations. • Voluntary counsellors are people trained in counselling skills who work on a voluntary basis in organisations such as Relate, Cruse and many other voluntary agencies. • People who use counselling skills as part of their jobs. Here the main focus

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