By Philip Burnard (auth.)
This is the second one version of a ebook that i'm hoping remains to be of sensible price. For counselling should always be that: useful. No quantity of conversing, by itself, can quite make a distinction if humans don't prove doing anything because of counselling. the sensible thread is still a big one all through this version. Counselling abilities for health and wellbeing pros is not only a 'how to do it' booklet: everyone is most likely too advanced for that method of be of a lot use. Counselling isn't easily a question of studying a variety of talents that you then practice in a number of settings. in spite of everything, counselling is set dealing with the individual in entrance of you, hearing them conscientiously after which assisting them as they paintings via their difficulties. for plenty of difficulties, there aren't any effortless solutions and counselling does not provide any 'quick fixes'. it really is primarily a supportive procedure. there are lots of issues it can't do. It can't swap definite social and political occasions. It can't healing illnesses. nonetheless, what it may do is supply humans extra desire. usually, simply the truth that there's somone who's ready to listen to your tale and to hear you is all that's wanted. I stay confident that the major factor in every kind of counselling is the power to listen.
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He becomes more flexible, less rigid in his perceptions. He adopts more realistic goals for himself. He behaves in a more mature fashion ... He becomes more acceptant of others. He becomes more open to the evidence, both to what is going on outside of himself and to what is going on inside of himself. He changes in his basic personality characteristics in constructive ways. (Rogers, 1967) Also, as we have seen, there is constantly a need to change. Counselling can be nothing if one of the outcomes of it is not a change in behaviour, thoughts or feelings.
48 Psychological approaches to counselling Examples of applications of this approach in health care practice include: I. everyday counselling practice; 2. working with the client who does not respond to a particular counselling approach; 3. helping the person who has very varied problems in living. PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO COUNSELLING AND THE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL As we have noted, no one school of psychology or theoretical approach to counselling offers the way of viewing the person. The approaches offer different ways of looking at the person and those ways of looking are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
Client: 'Me! ' Counsellor: 'OK ... Just imagine that your bottled-up feelings are 46 Psychological approaches to counselling sitting in that chair over there ... ' Client: 'Go away! ' Client: 'I keep you in check! ' Client: 'How odd! I realize how much I restrict myself by holding on to everything - it's becoming convenient! I feel different again, now ... ' And so the dialogue continues. The counsellor's aim is to stay with the client's moment-to-moment phenomenology or perception of himself and to help him to explore it.