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Characteristics Of Counselling Skills

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In this essay, I will discuss the important qualities that people who use counselling skills, should possess, such as, courage, diligence, empathy, sincerity, integrity, caring, wisdom, identity, respect, humility and resilience (British association for counselling and psychotherapy, 2016, p3). I will also draw on my particular strengths in relation to each of these qualities.

Courage is a quality that a counsellor need, because strengths and patient are crucial for helping clients’ struggle with strong emotions and distress. Also, for showing them the way the counsellor stand to disturbing feelings fearlessly and with calm so they will learn to deal with their emotions in the same way to overcome their distress and live a fulfilled life.
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It involve seeing the client world through the client’s eyes and senses, which is crucial for understanding the client’s reality and obtaining a precise feeling about his struggle. Mastering this quality require hard work and skills, because it is against the natural design of the evolutionary developed focus of each human being on his own self-interests and feelings. Meantime, the search for empathy Balance is important. The counsellor should empathise with the clients, and at the same time with themselves, by shifting back and forth between the two perspectives (Skovholt & Skovholt, 2012, p124). From person-centred approach’ s view empathy is effective because it involves focussing of the client’s feelings, and this result in the client becoming aware of his ambiguous feelings, which allow him to deal with them and facilitate his agency over them (Mearns & Thorne, 2013, p64). I think I have a good level of empathy towards others, and think that I need to practice more on creating the balanced empathy between the self and the others. Thus a balanced perspective will result in best…show more content…
A counsellor should discuss with his clients about the optimum ways to reach their goals and if there are any concerned risks or wrong doing during work. Meantime, he should take all responsibilities over the ways he provides appropriate situations for his clients to reach their goals, and act promptly to eliminate or reduce any possible harm happened and apologise to the client. Furthermore, inform and discuss that with the management, and investigate and review with the supervision to prevent that from happening in future. Finally, monitoring the client experiences and the effects of work on them is also important (British association for counselling and psychotherapy, 2016, p10). I think I will learn on this course to discuss with the clients the best ways that help them grow and work collaboratively with them instead of me taking the decisions about the best treatment like how doctors do. Also, will learn to discuss, seek support and review my work with the
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