Counseling Skills

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Counseling Skills Counseling covers a wide range of techniques and approaches, each needing its own skill set. There are some basic skills in addition to any life experiences, if any, and personal attributes needed to be good at any specialty in this field. Also very important is that the counselor continues in the learning process throughout their career, developing professionally will help the counselor to never stop learning. Personal Attributes If you were to ask the writer about her choice in career she would most likely say she wants to help people. A lot of student counselors already posses a number of the things already needed to be a good counselor, a real warmth towards others, patience, understanding. The relationship…show more content…
The helper should be able to control her feelings during sessions that could raise issues of their own. In the Beginning At the start of the counseling relationship an assessment of some form will take place. This could be done with as little as one appointment, or as could take place over a number of sessions. The helper needs to clearly understand the client wants to address before they can carry on. What sometimes Happens At an assessment session a potential client may notice many things: • A client may not be able to express themselves enough due to fear, lack of confidence or other overwhelming feelings. • Some clients feel that all the needed was one session with the helper, just to sort out some thoughts and feelings. Some decide to go back at a later date, and some do not. • With the support of the helper, a client might come to the conclusion that this type of counseling is not what is right for them. The helper might then suggest other types of counseling and provide other resources. Once the helper had obtained informed consent they can begin to review the situations, issues and concerns throughout the course of the working relationship with the client. During the Session Every time the counselor and the client meet it is a chance for the client to talk about their feelings and express themselves in a safe and confidential place. The client will feel like they can freely express

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