Facilitating the Counselling Process

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1.Briefly explain the purpose of counselling, and the scope of counselling relationships, including professional limitations.
The counselling process has been referred to in its early years as the “Talking Cure”, The Aim of counselling is to help clients achieve their goals be it personal or otherwise, and gain greater insight into their lives.
Counselling is a very wide field, as people can be counselled at any age for their past or for their future plans.
Counselling is a formal and confidential process, surrounded by many ethical and legal conditions.
Counselling can be either formal or informal and it does not necessarily apply just to counsellors.
Counsellors are not the only Professionals that deal with “helping” people as a profession,
Other Professions include;
1- Psychiatrists
2- Psychologists
3- Clinical Psychologists
4- Psychotherapists
5- Social Workers
3. Briefly explain two ways in which a counsellor may build rapport with a client.
Rapport can be built using many options, for example,
>.Paraphrasing is to repeat back to the client what the counsellor has understood the client is saying in the counsellors own words.
> Maintaining eye contact, an open/Relaxed body posture or nodding to the clients in agreement to what they say.
5. Briefly describe three core conditions or values that promote effective counselling.
Three Core Conditions that promote effective counselling include,
Empathy: that is that the counsellor understands what the client is feeling and experiencing.
Congruence: The counsellor’s sincerity towads the client, meaning that the counsellor is ‘real’ with the client.
Unconditional positive regard: The counsellor shows respect for the client, accepting them for who they are without judgement

6. Identify and briefly describe two client disclosures that would require immediate action on the counsellor’s part.…...

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