Unit 1 Professional Organisational Issues in Counselling

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UNIT 1 PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONAL ISSUES IN COUNSELLING 1. Definition of Counselling The BACP (British Assosiaction for Counselling and Psychotherapy)definition of counselling is as follows; ‘Counselling takes place when a counsellor sees a client in a private and confidential setting to explore a difficulty the client is having, distress they may be experiencing or perhaps their dissatisfaction with life, or loss of a sense of direction and purpose. It is always at the request of the client as no one can properly be 'sent' for counselling. By listening attentively and patiently the counsellor can begin to perceive the difficulties from the client's point of view and can help them to see things more clearly, possibly from a different perspective.’ (http://www.bacp.co.uk/education/whatiscounselling.html) When evaluating this statement from my own philosophical viewpoint I feel that it adequately pinpoints important aspects of counselling such confidentiality and the individual having a choice to attend. The use of the words ‘different perspectives’ gives inclusion to the range of therapeutic models and individuality. It is important to have my own philosophical viewpoint because although, when practicing, I may use certain therapeutic models that follow a set structure, I will also bring myself into the relationship, my own level of empathy, understanding and presence. I find the following definition of counselling to be clearer in its goal and enjoy the way it pinpoints the individuality of each person accessing counselling. ‘Counselling provides you with a supportive, non judgmental and confidential environment in which to explore any emotional, psychological or study problems you may be encountering. Counselling can assist you to identify your own personal resources and capabilities, which are sometimes lost or buried in times of confusion

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