Using the Case Study Provided at the End of the Module Identify and Explain the Client’s Issues and Devise a Course of Treatment for Him, Taking Into Account Any Ethical Issues.

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Presenting Issue and Background Mr X is a 45 year old man who has worked at the same Estate Agency for 18 years. He has presented to me with the issue that he would like to apply for the manager’s position at his branch but his lack of confidence is holding him back. Mr X has stood in for the current manager on many occasions so he knows that he is capable of doing the job but has reservations as he doesn’t want to cause any upset amongst the other staff or management if he is not successful. Further discussion with Mr X revealed that one of the reasons he would like the job as manager is so that his mother would be proud of him and show him a little more respect. She is currently living in a home and he visits her regularly every…show more content…
However, as the lack of confidence seems to be prevalent in many different parts of Mr X’s life, and having taken all of the information provided into account, I believe he is suffering from a lack of self-esteem as well as confidence. I would go as far as to suggest that his relationship with his mother probably has a lot to do with his current confidence and self-esteem issues. It seems as though she still has a lot of control over her son and he considers her thoughts and feelings above everything else. I believe he is always searching for her approval and respect and maybe this is another reason for not asking his girlfriend to marry him as his mother may not approve. I believe there is a secondary gain for Mr X in that if he increases his confidence enough to apply for the manager’s job and gets it he will then be in a position where he will feel as if he is a good enough prospect to propose to his girlfriend. If she were to say yes then that opens up a whole new set of issues regarding his family and specifically his mother. Will his mother approve of his girlfriend and their impending marriage? Will his mother understand and accept that he will then have other family related responsibilities which may take priority over her? Or is Mr X really as keen to be in a position to propose to his girlfriend as he says? He calls her a ‘sort of girlfriend’ and to me this doesn’t suggest he’s

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