Counselling Reflection

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RUNNING HEAD: Reflection on counseling

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Reflection on counseling session recording Chua Ci Jie Introduction to Counselling James Cook University, Singapore

Reflection on counseling Reflection on counseling Counseling is interpreted as a therapeutic practice of utilizing dialogue to assist clients in better understand and coping with their individual problems or health issues (Counseling, 2003). The individuality of the counselor has been extensively regarded as a vital tool in the provision of productive counselling sessions (Pieterse, Lee, Ritmeester & Collins, 2013) and has commonly introduced as “self as instrument” (Baldwin, 2000; McWilliams, 2004 as cited in Pieterse, Lee, Ritmeester & Collins, 2013). Therefore, the
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I make sure to maintain high levels eye contact, adopt a slightly leaning forward posture with frequent nods to make the client feel attended (Fretz & Bruce, 1966). Unfortunately, a handshake could have been incorporated before the start of session to further express warmth and professionalism. When a formal discussion on the client’s issues was pursued, a relatively long and awkward pause was

Reflection on counseling noticed. In correspondence to the second micro skill of “client observation”, judging from the

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nature of the question and client’s facial expression (Quindlen, 2013), it can be suggested the client is experiencing sadness or emotional pain and exhibiting behavior of withdrawal into self. The above situation implies the inappropriate or poor use of the third micro skill, “Questioning”. Instead of directly questioning the relationship with the client’s spouse, an alternative could be encouraging the client to talk about her family. To make corrections for the distressing question, I offered tea to the client with the purpose of dispelling, disrupting negative thoughts and calming the client with the natural benefits of tea (Sutter, 2012). Keeping in mind the sensitivity of the client’s relationship with her spouse, I proceed to the middle stage of the counseling session to confront her problems.

Middle stage of counseling session Continuing on from the long awkward pause, I acknowledged the client’s poor relationship with her spouse and carry…

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