Indicates when counseling should be concluded. Building Rapport is important, whatever model of counselling the counsellor is working with. The speaker should do most of the talking. Early termination, clients just dont return. Leading questions are to be avoided as they can impair the counselling relationship.
Skills to initiate includeCompetency with the intervention;Knowledge of appropriate uses;Knowledge of typical client responses;Observation skills to note client responses. Must be related to the problem. Note verbal and non-verbal patterns. Methods Gradual tapering off of sessions. Awareness by the counselor and the client that the work is accomplished. Determines the selection of interventions.
The client may have mentioned a range of issues and problems and focusing allows the counsellor and client together to clear away some of the less important surrounding material and concentrate on the central issues of concern. Selecting an intervention may become an adaptive process. This is quite an interesting topic. This includes the counsellor listening to silences as well as words, sitting with them and recognising that the silences may facilitate the counselling process. Let me ask you this question: Who do you prefer to be with? Interaction patterns includeMiscommunication channels,Expectations,Self-fulfilling prophesies. On a recent visit to my hairdresser, a woman customer sat next to me was telling her stylist the difficulties she was having in her relationship.
After assessment and goals setting, answers the question, How shall we accomplish these goal? The listener showed a non-judgmental attitude, was patient and only asked questions to clarify their understanding. Basic Counselling Skills Attending means being in the company of someone else and giving that person your full attention, to what they are saying or doing, valuing them as worthy individuals. Someone who talks to you or someone that listens to you? This may indicate that the speaker is unacceptable or odd. The stylist listened patiently, did not judge or offer advice and seemed to understand her difficulty and paid attention. Eg: Yes, I understand or repeat a word or two of what was said, uh-huh, hmn hmnand?. The summary 'sums up' the main themes that are emerging. Contextual factorsTimePlaceCultural and socio-political issues.
Therapeutic vacations, taking a break without breaking the connection. Use of Silence gives the client control of the content, pace and objectives. Rapport means a sense of having a connection with the person. Impacted byCounselors personal and professional qualifications. May take the same number of sessions as rapport building. Mutually defined by the client and counselor.
Have a think of any other work roles that require counselling skills. Establish sense of clients cultural context. Here are a few ideas. Relationship includes respect, trust, and relative psychological comfort. Focusing involves making decisions about what issues the client wants to deal with.
On a train journey the Edinburgh, I sat and listened to two strangers sat opposite having a conversation. Clarifying and the Use of Questions are classed as a basic skill. They condense or crystallise the essence of what the client is saying and feeling. Note verbal and non-verbal patterns. Impede comprehension of the problem. Beliefs mayContribute to the problem.
Establish sense of clients cultural context. The counsellor uses open questions to clarify his or her understanding of what the client is feeling. . . . . .