The foundation of therapy starts by building rapport with the client and applying strategies when necessary to overcome a variety of barriers. It is imperative to have rapport with a client and to be aware of barriers to facilitate a good treatment outcome. This will take practice and the use of methods and strategies ready to be implemented when needed. There are many components to building a good client rapport such as: intimacy, vulnerability, exploration of inner challenges, self-awareness, staying present; inner resiliency, empathy, anxiety management, and self-integration, and relationship acceptance. The two types of barriers are internal and external and this is for both the client and the therapist. The common barriers to rapport are countertransference and transference. Strategies for overcoming barriers are: Pause Moment and self-awareness. It also requires skills such as being genuine, sensitive, open, and
diagnosing the client. When initial meeting between the client and counselor one can start off with
Whenever I find myself in a therapeutic situation where the client attempts to force me to take lead, I hear the words of a dear colleague of mine who once suggested that I say to the client “I am not the expert of your life, you are.” Do you know who this colleague was? It was you my dear Heather. I often still use this words with one client in particular who often puts me in the driver’s seat and wants me to take more responsibility than he is willing to take. The push and pull of encouraging him to take the driver’s seat, has been quite a journey. I assume that whatever words and advice I have for you, you have most likely already considered and attempted. With that said, here are a few things I would try.
Counseling is a profession of which the goal is to help people who are experiencing issues. In retrospect these issues are impacting the client greatly, to a point that is hindering or obstructing daily functions or some aspect of their lives. As it stands, the therapist is tasked with adjusting or changing how a client views, approaches, and reacts to the situations and circumstances that are taking place in his/her life. The idea of counseling is derived from many different theories. Depending upon the nature of the problem the client is experiencing will determine, which theory is ultimately used to bring about a change in behavior. With that being said, it is relevant to point out that counselor does not fix and make a problem
Transference and countertransference can made the counseling process challenging and difficult for both clients and counselors. It could damage the trust and relationship between counselors and clients. Affect the perception as the same time could affect the behavior of both. Moreover, some clients might change their behaviors towards the counselor, some examples will be dressing like the counselor, seek answers instead of discovering their own answers, the clients might feel powerless and indecisive affecting how the counselor might feel and react toward their clients. In addition, the counselors might affect their clients successful outcomes in treatment when a counselor might had some traumatic issues that might project into their clients. Some examples could be when the counselor response to their clients as a paternal/maternal nurturing, insecurities, seductive behaviors, and so on (Young,
The nature of therapist-client relationship and understanding the therapist’s role is vital in making sure that the client’s rights are not jeopardized. The client must be willing to trust the therapist. The therapist can earn the trust of the client will confidentiality guidelines that are established by requiring informed consent. The therapist-client relationship is based on counseling approach as well as relationship with the client. The therapist’s role is to understand the client’s needs, help them get their needs met mentally, and to develop the proper plan that fits the client’s needs. The therapist must fully
A STRUCTURED REFLECTION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH A CLIENT In this essay, I am going to give a structured reflective account on the development of a therapeutic relationship with a client on one of my clinical placements as part of my training as a student nurse. I will be using a reflective model which explores the processes involved in developing and maintaining such relationships bearing in mind theoretical knowledge and how it applies to this clinical experience. Jasper (2003) describes reflective practice as one of the ways that professionals learn from experience in order to understand and develop their practice. As a trainee health care professional, I have learnt the importance of reflection in
Why are various existential-humanistic approaches needed? Provide examples to support your answer. To begin with, of the therapist/counselor is to apply a vast area of methods when dealing with clients, by providing them with the necessary tools using various existential-humanistic approaches. The reason is that there are no two people
During the different stages of therapy the therapist and client take on different roles. In the beginning part of
There are many steps in a counseling session, the first is initiating the session. Before the session starts we must realize that we are only to practice of what we know. If an issue occurs
Self- Evaluation The American Counseling Association (2014) defines counseling as a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals to meet their goals in various areas of their life. I view counseling as a ministry that is designed to help individuals acquire the skills necessary to deal with life experiences and foster positive
Outline the primary skills used in counselling relationships This essay intends to introduce the reader to the most important skills involved within developing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship between a client and the therapist or counsellor. The onus will be on Humanistic counselling but many of these skills are central to all counselling types.
Everyone must have had a pet before, even if it was as small as a fish or as big as an elephant. We’ve all had that one pet, that we will forever remember. The loving relationship between a dog and a person is so unexplainable but very special in its own way. I’ve had a dog when I was born and it would always be there from my first time to talk to being with me my sophomore year. I had a Chinese Shar-Pei, whose name was Kane. He was the most precious pet to me and not one other pet can replace his 1,000 rolls or the two different colored eyes. Everyone thought he was ugly but he’s beautiful to me. The relationship we had was unique. In this relationship it contained us both knowing what we thought and getting in trouble together. The loving
Importance of Building Rapport It is important to build rapport with your client/colleague as it gets there unconscious mind to accept and begin to process your suggestions. They are made to feel comfortable and relaxed-open to suggestions. Rapport is one of the most important features or characteristics of unconscious human interaction. It is commonality of perspective, being in "sync", and being on the same "wavelength" as the person with whom you are talking.
Over the course of the term we have looked at basic aspects of counselling and interpersonal skills, how we understand and relate to them as well as how we have experienced them within our counselling triads. Within the Humanistic schools of theory, we have looked at Person-Centred Counselling, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt, under the heading ‘Integrative learning’. This has allowed me to identify my own preferences and strengths in relation to each theory and apply them in learning triads. I shall also be focussing on interpersonal skills of a more generic nature, and how they can be applied to ease, encourage and explain interactions. Repeatedly this term I have found myself fascinated with the importance of the ‘Therapeutic