It is at this time, where clients feel therapists are non-judgmental, goals and responsibilities are most likely to be instigated (Mallinson et al 1996). However, when utilising a person-centred approach in therapeutic dialogue it becomes the client’s choice as to whether their thoughts and emotions linked with metaphor are explored (Nelson-Jones 2006). This can result in clients being unable to resolve issues or events of importance within their lives; here it may be beneficial for the therapist to take on a psychodynamic approach to interpret meanings and conceptualise chosen metaphors. Kirkin (2007) explored the relationship between metaphors and truth telling, he stated that this type of word illusion could be used to obscure the truth and disguise feelings. He also suggested that interpretation of metaphors was individual and although often perceived powerful by clients, key principles were not always understood by the therapist (Kirkin 2007).
It is possible that some clients may not have a problem but that is not for the therapist to judge. Instead, the therapist must remain curious and explore the client’s perception of the problem or problems in order to identify unique outcomes and help build preferred
While CBT has many advantages, it alone does not encompass all of the concepts I believe are necessary to tackle a client’s needs. Therefore, I draw upon concepts from various theories to assist clients in achieving their goals. Pulling from Reality therapy, a key concept I utilize is focusing on what the client is doing and how to get them to evaluate whether they’re present actions are working for them. CBT does use some form of this in the sense that one must examine and establish their cognitive misconceptions; however, I prefer to extract this concept from Reality therapy because CBT tends to do so by focusing on the past. I am a firm believer that while the past can shape who you are, it does little good to remain focused on it.
While CBT has many advantages, it alone does not encompass all of the concepts I believe are necessary to tackles a client’s needs. Therefore, I draw upon concepts from various theories to obtain a better idea of what we are working towards. Pulling from Reality therapy, a key concept I utilize is focusing on what the client is doing and how to get them to evaluate whether they’re present actions are working for them. CBT does use some form of this is the sense that one must examine and establish their cognitive misconceptions; however, I prefer to pull from Reality therapy because CBT tends to do so by focusing on the past. I am a firm believer that while the past can shape who you are, it does very little good to remain focused on it.
Gestalt therapy is an existential and phenomenological approach that basis it's principles on the "here and now" state of mind. It has the belief that humans are able and have the desire to form their own solutions to conflicts they experience, as well as being able to learn and grow from them along the way. During the use of Gestalt therapy, past experiences are not looked at, but more so the focus is on what is being said and done at the moment. The primary focus is on the process of helping the client develop techniques to help them learn how to process what's taking place in the present moment whether its in the therapeutic relationship or what's happening in their life at that moment. Applying this type of therapy to the case study presented
“Narrative therapist aren’t problem solvers” (Nichols, 2009, pp533). Center Person as an expert in their own lives. Help them to see the influences in their lives. Tell the story differently and understand it in a different way. If the Client is negative (story is problem saturated) help them see it in a positive way.
This therapy is different because as the name suggests it solely focuses on the client. 'In focusing on the client, the client’s feelings are deeply explored. The assumption is however, that the client was never able to have their feelings heard by the people surrounding them. Person Centered Therapy would allow the client to then be able to express their feelings openly. According to Strupp (1971), “psychotherapeutic relationship is in principle indistinguishable from any good human relationship in which a person feels fully accepted, respected, and prized” (p. 39).
In this assignment I will summarise and compare and contrast two comparative models of counselling in terms of their underlying assumptions, key concepts, interventions and therapeutic relationship. The two models I have chosen are Existential and CBT. • Existential counselling doesn’t use set techniques like other counselling approaches; it’s philosophical in nature. It focuses more on the truth and reality rather than personality, illness or cure as they prefer to think in terms of the client’s ability to meet challenges that life presents us with. Dreurzen, E.V.
He or she will describe these details out loud and treats each action with equal value. The dialogical relationship is where the therapist is honest and upfront with the client, instead of taking on a persona. The therapist also accepts however the client chooses to portray themselves. Field theoretical strategies enable the therapist to interpret a person’s character as dynamic rather than static. Lastly, experimental freedom is the concept that gestalt therapy is more than just talk.
Lastly, I believe, that like in person-centered therapy, social workers should not exert any control or power over their clients. Just like in person-centered therapy, it is not the role of the therapist or social worker to control their client and their lives, but merely to accept them and assist where needed. Both person-centered therapy and social work are focused largely on