Task 1: Describe the purpose and nature of counselling
The function of personal counselling is to help people to resolve problem areas in their life. Counselling provides an opportunity for the person to explore the difficult feelings, thoughts and behaviours that have blocked the way to satisfying relationships, personal happiness. The purpose of counselling is to help clients achieve their personal goals, and gain greater insight into their lives. One hopes that by the end of this process one will be more satisfied with his or her life. Counselling is not a process where the counsellor tells the client what he or she should do or decides choices for the client to make. Rather it is an opportunity for the client to come to a greater understanding of the person that he or she is with the help of the counsellor. Counselling is to assist individuals through a helping relationship to make changes and adjustments in their lives to alleviate stress and reduce unrest. To create and discover choices those are available to counsellor in order to eliminate negative responses from challenging situations. The client relationship with their counsellor is confidential. No information concerning the client will be released without their consent. Counselling does not provide instant answers. The frequency of the person visits will be determined by the client and their counsellor. Living in the modern world, surrounded by confusion and at times apparent chaos, we are all often exposed to difficulties and challenging situation. We all encounter problems such as relationship difficulties, work demands, financial obligations, unemployment, divorce or other pressures we may face on a daily basis.
Task 2 : List 4 organisations that provide counselling
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
The Cancer Counselling Trust
Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships Relationship Counselling for London Childline
Task 3 : Describe at least two workplace situations where counselling can be effective
When the employee shows signs of declining performance, being stressed in office-hours, bad decision-making etc. In such situations, counselling is one of the best ways to deal with them. It should cover all the aspects related to the employee performance like the targets, employee's responsibilities, problems faced, and inter-personal relationships at the workplace. •
When the employee is being bullied emotionally by his colleague or manager. Being bullied is upsetting, stressful and likely to impact negatively on the person’s self image and work performance. Counselling can be effective in this situation. •
When colleagues cannot work together, they are always arguing during the work hours, there is always a conflict or bad inter personal relations with superiors, this can badly effect the work environment and performance. It can also affect other colleagues in their work. Counselling in this situation can be effective.
Task 4: When and where could a counsellor help
When people experiencing feelings of distress, worry, confusion, or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. Experiencing difficulties with sleeping, restlessness or bad dreams, relationship difficulties, when people cannot see how can cope any longer, when the past seems to haunt or control and hold the person back, when life seems out of control, and want to change but can’t, low self esteem. you are feeling overwhelmed or depressed •
you need someone to listen to you and help you work out what’s most important •
an issue or situation is seriously affecting your day-to-day life •
you can’t make important decisions and are not sure what to do next. Individual councelling, group therapy, online and telephone counselling,
Task 5 : Describe 3 types of counselling roles
1, Confidentiality, keeping trust: In normal circumstances nothing the client says goes beyond the counselling room unless the client want it to. This offers a basis...
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