“Using the Case Study at the End of the Module Assess the Client’s Issues and Describe Your Treatment Plan. What Ethical Issues Might Arise?”

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In this essay, I will assess Miss E’s issues surrounding her weight loss and will then go on to describe a treatment plan that would be appropriate for the client taking into account any ethical issues. Miss E has explained that she would like to try hypnotherapy for weight loss and she wants to lose 2 and a half stone in 3 months before going on holiday. She explains that she is 29, has come out of a failed relationship 6 months ago and despite feeling ready to meet someone new, she is scared because her previous partner of 6 years was very controlling. She explains that he almost seemed to want her to stay overweight. This was probably because her ex-partner wanted to remain in control within the relationship and was fearful of Miss E meeting someone else if she were to lose weight. Therefore he tried to influence her to stay overweight to prevent this possible scenario. At this point of the initial consultation, I would be asking Miss E some more questions to clarify the situation that she was in with her ex-partner. She has expressed fear of a new relationship because of the way her ex-partner behaved. It seems as if his behaviour has had a lasting impact on her self-esteem as well as her view on relationships. It is important to understand exactly what Miss E is afraid of with regards to meeting someone new. Perhaps she fears he may also be controlling but this would be clarified during the initial consultation. If this is the case, Miss E may need therapy for self-confidence as well. I would ask Miss E to discuss her ex-partner’s controlling behaviour in more detail. According to Patricia Evans (2001), “...this kind of behavior sets the stage for all kinds of abuse”. It is important as a therapist to understand the full picture before treating a client, in particular the depth
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