Essay about D2 counselling

1120 WordsApr 30, 20155 Pages
Counsellors do not offer advice as such but instead give an insight into a client’s feelings and behaviour and they help the client to change their behaviour accordingly. They do this by actively listening to what the client has to say and comment from a professional perspective. Counsellors are trained to be effective helpers, especially in sensitive and difficult situations. They have to be independent, very neutral and professional as well as respecting the privacy and confidentiality of a client. Counselling can help clients to clarify their problems, identify the changes they wish to make and give them a fresh perspective. Counsellors should help them to seek other options and look at the impact that life events have made on the…show more content…
This pushes responsibility back on the other person and increases commitment to the solution. Decision making techniques can provide invaluable help to someone that is confused by helping them to paint their scenario options and then looking into the future and imagining them playing out. The client can then predict how their will manage this type of situation, how they would feel and how successful this option may be. The counsellor should also explain how unproductive it is to stay tortured about things and not come to a decision. Counsellors should help the client to sort through what they need to consider and make a date in order to meet a certain and effective decision. Counsellors should also analyse decisions and make sure the client has the necessary commitment to carry them out. Counsellors should make client’s realise that not all decisions will feel great, sometimes they are the best of two painful outcomes and may involve a loss. If a decision is delayed or must be delayed for any reason, a new date must be made for finalising it. Force field analysis is a very useful decision making technique. It helps individuals to make decisions by analysing the forces for and against a change and it helps them to communicate with the reasoning behind the decision. It can be used for two purposes: to decide whether to go ahead with a change and to increase your chances of success by strengthening the forces supporting the change
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