Models of Counselling Within My Context

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Introduction Helping others is one of the most important aspects in life today. There are many different ways, and different forms of helping people. Helping others could make another person feel better either inside, or about them self. ‘Helping’ is one of those taken for granted words. It is a familiar part of our vocabulary. Traditionally, for example, social workers, youth workers and support workers, guidance counsellors and psychologist have been talked about as members of the helping professions. The question, do you need some help? Should be part of our daily business as informal and formal educators and guidance counsellors. Yet what we mean by ‘helping’ is not that obvious and the qualities we look for in ‘helping…show more content…
Person Centered therapy is used to treat a broad range of diagnoses such as mental health, depression, anxiety, and other various addictions such as alcoholism (Gerald, 2005, pp. 268). Added to the above mentioned ‘models’ of counselling I have found cognitive behavioural therapy and the humanistic person- centred therapy model, to be most appropriate within my context. Because in the future I want to become a substance abuser counsellor. Based on research CBT and Person- Centered Therapy has been widely used, while being effective, where the clients learn strategies to change his or her thoughts and behaviour related to alcoholism, depression and other drugs. According to Gerald, (2005) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been one of the dominant model of counselling and has also used to improve people’s moods and behaviour, by changing their way of thinking and how they interpret events. This form of psychotherapy is use to help guide people into thinking more realistically and teaches them coping skills strategies to deal with their depression. This model of counselling is very much appropriate because many people across the world experience depression, anxiety and mental disorders. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been shown as an effective treatment for clinical depression. Gerald, (2005) has indicated that, among psychotherapeutic approaches CBT has had one of the best documented efficacy for treatment of major depression disorder.
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