Unit 517.1 Person centred practice is the process by which the approach of care is purposely designed to assist a service user to help plan their life with support. It is a very important process and is used to enable individuals with learning difficulties and disabilities as a way to increase their independence and self-determination. The term 'person-centred care' does exactly what it says - it essentially places the person at the heart of everything that the care worker and the care setting do. The individual's needs and emotions are the focal point, and any difficulties are resolved in the individual’s best interests. It places the person at the centre of all - thinking, discussions, processes and procedures.
If you have a good communicative relationship then this can assist the individual with their learning, it will make it easier for you to negotiate when disagreements may occur. When working closely with children, young people and adults it is important to have effective teamwork and to also let them be independent in making their own decisions. If you have already built a trusting and respectful relationship then working as a team will become easier and the individual will know that they can trust and count on you. ( 1.1 1.2 To build positive relationships with children, young people and adults you need to show respect and consideration and remember every individual has their own uniqueness. Take time to listen and give your full attention, remember significant information given by an
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
If a client is very logical and analytical and quite direct and scientific in their views i.e. there are no grey areas in what they think, then they are much more likely to respond to an authoritarian type of screed where the client is not given choices, the screed is very to the point and they are based on the client staying in control. The therapist will use direct suggestions in the screed therefore these types of screeds are often very effective for habit changing behaviours. If a client is more creative and imaginative and a caring person then they are more like to respond to a permissive screed using indirect suggestion. It is also important to assess a client’s preferred modality in order to form a screed based around this.
Using modality is one way we have to personalise screeds although it is beneficial to use all the senses when trying to create a safe and comfortable space for a client. Modalities play a big part in personalising inductions as assessing the client as an individual helps decide which style will best suit that person. As you begin the process of learning how to hypnotise, you’ll begin to understand that there are two basic styles of hypnotic induction, and these are the Permissive style and the Authoritative style. The permissive style is the more usual style in therapeutic situations where the client needs to feel like they are in control of the situation before they can begin to relax. Attending a hypnosis session for the first time can be a scary thing because of all the mythology that a person probably has about hypnosis.
In conclusion we will see why it could be argued that the latter approach is the most useful for many clients. The term counselling is virtually interchangeable with psychotherapy. Psychotherapy means ‘healing the mind or soul’ (Nelson-Jones, 2011, p.3) and counselling tries to do the same. For counselling to work on a one to one or group basis then the clients must be there willingly. For many the relationship between client and counsellor is crucial to the success of the therapy and is based on trust and respect.
The aim of Person centered counselling is to increase a person’s feelings of self-worth (self esteem) and reduce the incongruence they have when entering therapy, between the ideal and actual self, and help a person become a 'fully funchioning' person (Rogers 1963) reaching their full potential. Here the person is known as a “client” who is valued and respected as an individual and is not labled or diagnosed, it is non directive and allows the client to lead themselves towards development, to actively solve their own problems and at their own pace. It believes in conscious acts and helps to encourage people to think about their feelings and encourage responsibility for their actions in terms of values and lifes meanings, focusing on bringing feelings and emotions into the present and dealing with them. It focuses more on the here and now rather then the past, as this was seen as more useful. However the past is sometimes looked into, gaining insight into how it effects the present.
If used properly the goal of the therapist will communicate in such a way for client personality change to occur. Over time and treatment the clinician would have an unconditional positive regard for the client. Thus far, building a respect for the client and their concerns should be the center focus of the clinician. The therapist encourages the client to use self exploration and acceptance, and openness to self and others by giving clarification of what the client is saying and reflecting on the feelings of the client. The client will learn to show empathy and warmth toward him self and anyone involved.
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.
Amanda Ford Unit 2: Theoretical Approaches in the use of counselling Skills Introduction Within this essay I will be Explaining key characteristics of Humanistic theory, psychodynamic Theory and Cognitive Behavioural Theory. From this I will summarise the key strengths and limitations of the three main approaches to counselling. Then I will explain the concept of the integrative model. I will follow this by assessing the advantages and disadvantages of the integrative model. Finally I will explain the role of theory in relation to helping relationships.