Level 3 Counselling Skills T/601/7567 LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELLING SKILLS T/601/7567 Rob Stawell Defining counselling skills & definition. The definition from the BACP is:- A certain type of helping activity in which one person (the helper) respects the value, resources & capacity for self opportunity for them (the client) to work towards living in more satisfying and resourceful ways. ‘Also counselling (helping) is an activity freely entered into by the person seeking help, it offers the opportunity to identify things for the client themselves. It is clearly & explicitly contracted, and the boundaries of the relationship identified. The activity is designed to help with self exploration and understanding.
Humans naturally form social groups and identities. These groups may have common conscious or unconscious values or morals. With this individuals are exposed and may become vulnerable to influencing factors encouraging them to conform or adopt the group values and beliefs. In the helping profession, in order for the counsellor to support the client effectively the counsellor must show and feel acceptance regardless of the issue; even if it contradicts or disagrees with their morals and values. On occasion there are self-awareness unexplored problem areas that the counsellor encounters with a client.
02/03/15 ERR Unit 201 Outcomes 4:1, 2 and 3 These are many opportunities within the health and social care sector. Whether you want to work with adults of an older age or that have learning disabilities there are many routes you may want to take. There are plenty of opportunities available for support workers to progress in the field, although the availability of professional development courses does depend on the local authority. Many authorities offer support workers the chance to work towards an NVQ, SVQ or degree in a related subject (e.g. health and social care) whilst working, which may allow them to progress to the role of senior support worker or a managerial position with experience.
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
Job roles in adult social care There are lots of job roles available in adult social care, including direct care roles and supportive roles. This booklet talks about a few of them, which should provide you with an overview of the type of work you could do in the sector – and what skills and experience you need to get the job! Different roles in adult social care require different qualifications and experience, but the same values and personality traits are needed in every role in adult social care. To work in care is to make a positive difference to someone’s life. You will need to have good communication and listening skills, and feel passionate about supporting other people to live a more independent and fulfilling life.
Self reflection is also knowing that I may need professional development in an area. This is needed so that I can be able to show unconditional positive regard, a non judgemental attitude and to be able to show empathy. Therefore it is important that I take time out to reflect in my performance and development. Self awareness can also be done in supervision or through peers. It helps to keep one’s mind fresh and with new ideas on how to deal with issues which I face during my sessions with a client.
c)How reflective practice contributed to improving the quality of service provision It will allow us an objective look at our practice in order to improve , helps us to recognise what we do well so that we can apply these skills in situations when arises. Improves professional judgement. I will allows us to support cutomers in better way. If we have any concerns about any issues we can look backward and analayse how it can be solved in effective way. d)How standards can be used to help a social care worker reflect on their practice?
It is where the counsellor can take time to reflect, adapt and evolve thanks to the work between the supervisor and supervisee. It is also a time where the supervisor will be patient, accepting and understand, if the counsellor feels unsure or confused about how things are going with their client. The supervisor will belief that time and attention given to the client and supervisee are beneficial to the counselling endeavour, even when a comfortable resolution of issues may not be
They are there to provide a mental, physical and emotional relieve for clients in need of this type of assistance. These types of need are needs that an individual may not be able to handle without professional help and this is where a Human Service profession put their skills to works. Human Service Profession is said to encourage and support their client individual needs. By assessing the clients of their needs, weakness and strength then the work will know what service to provide to the individual client. Individual can become self sufficient and positive and they may also learn how to cope with stress, with the help of a human service profession.
The characteristic of counselling is based on the relationship built (rapport) between two or more people either professional or non-professional, which aims to apply to psychological theories by using different sets of counselling skills such as the core conditions, core skills or micro-skills. The term counselling can have a variety of meanings, whereas in some cases it can be associated with problems that are related with feelings, emotions and negative past or present experiences. The simple way to define counselling skills is a communication skill that creates self-environment whereas the speaker feels safe to find their organismic self. A person who offers counselling skills will be providing support and guidance to the other person in order to aid them to reflect and explore their own feelings and clarify conflicting issues and finding alternative way in dealing with their problem(s). So that, those skills will allow the speaker or client to decide what to do next rather than have someone else to make decisions for them (introjection of values).