Counseling Stages

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The Stages of Counseling Obviously there are many people who have problems and will need professional help. I will discuss the five stages of counseling and how to build a proper relationship to help a person turn their life around. As a future counselor, these steps will be so vital and important to my success as a counselor. The best way to help a person is by establishing a solid relationship with them. People want to feel comfortable in anyone’s presence; they want to be confident that they can trust their therapist or counselor and be prepared to work hard for the counselor. I know that throughout my life as I have started friendships, this process is also the most important. If any factors such as respect, trust,…show more content…
During the fourth stage, the therapist and counselor must collaborate to accomplish the goals of what is upon to reach the treatment plan. During this stage the client is educated on treatment options and techniques that may help them too cope or relax. “The real issue is in talking about interventions and that it is change and how it occurs” (Hackney and Cormier, 2013). It is integral to the outcome of treatment that the client is included in their solution. The counselor ensures that goals are well articulated and defined. The treatment plan should be adaptable as “not all interventions work with all clients, or as well as one might predict” (Hackney and Cormier, 2013). I believe that counseling is similar to coaching sports that I did for many years. The first thing that comes to me is coaching volleyball, every team was different and I had to change and adapt to each team so the goal of winning was the result. I believe that counseling is the same as “that effective counseling would be wise to include coaching concepts as part of the standard curriculum. As counselors, we are concerned with prevention, and one of the best prevention activities we can undertake is to move beyond just counseling and start coaching clients on how to address the issues of life more effectively” (Ivey & Ivey, 2009). A counselor in this stage has empowered the troubled client with the skills
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