The Five Key Question Words

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The five key question words are Who, Why, When, How, Whom. By using this style of open questions it enables the client to express how they feel and provide relevant information to assist the therapist to funnel down questions to get to what the actual issues are. It will also help the client identify their own issues too. Who type questions relate to the client themselves and the type of role they are having issues with e.g. work role, family role, partner role. The Why question can be more difficult because the client has to understand why they have low confidence in a potential setting, the therapist is really working with the client to find out what the cause of the low confidence is. The When question helps the client identify when the
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