Counselling: Ethics and Social Care

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Contents Page Content 1 Cover page 2 Contents Page 3 2.1 4 2.1 contd. 5 2.2 6 2.3 7 3.1 8 3.2 9 3.3 10 Bibliography 2.1 Explain how current ethical guidelines for counsellors and supervisor practitioners influence counselling interactions in health & social care. (400 words) The purpose of this report is to explain how current ethical guidelines for counsellors and supervisor practitioners influence counselling interactions in health and social care. “Everyone who works within the health and social care sector has to abide by the ethical guidelines. “Ethics can be defined as a set of moral principles or rules of conduct.” (O’Farrell, 1999)” The three main elements of the ethics framework are values,…show more content…
These had previously been ethical aspirations rather than necessarily embedded in everyday work. “The code of ethics requires that counsellors offer the highest possible levels of confidentially in order to respect the client’s privacy and create the trust necessary for counselling”. (BAC, 1997:A3). 2.3 Evaluate the role of supervision in counselling. Supervision is the chosen method of self-regulation & self-monitoring of counselling practice, it is compulsory for members of professional counselling bodies such as the BACP. “Counselling supervision refers to a formal arrangement that enables counsellors to discuss their counselling regularly with one or more people who are normally experienced as counselling practitioners & have an understanding of counselling supervision….it is a confidential relationship.” (BAC, 1997:B.6.3.1) Supervision provides a system of personal support for the counsellor – working with the distress & difficulties of others can affect the counsellor. For example, a counsellor may seek to avoid areas which are personally painful to him or herself but in doing so may be frustrating any healing for the client. Providing systematic supervision & support within the usual working practice of counsellors helps protect confidentiality. An independent supervisor can draw the counsellor’s attention to ethical issues &
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