1. B Briefly describe how you could support Vara to work with her uncertainty and difficulties about making the right choice for her future It is important for the counsellor to understand and incorporate any cultural concerns into the sessions. This may include the counsellor researching the role or males (or husbands) and relationship separations (especially initiated by women) within polish community.
I would assist and support the client to become aware of their own feelings and the reasons they are feeling this way. I would explore the client’s childhood development and transition through the appropriate development stages and work with the client to work through any un-resolved or unfinished stages to allow appropriate transition.
I would provide reassurance to the client that they have maintained a routine for over 25 years and that human nature is to want to stay within their comfort zone. I would explain that it is healthy to experience a level of anxiety when challenging this routine or comfort zone however I would provide appropriate techniques to the client to work through these anxieties by developing their existing or new coping strategies.
I would assist and support the client to become more aware of their own strengths and their own natural ability to manage and cope with change. This would include allowing the client to identify their own strengths and resources to allow them to confidently make the right decision. It is important to recognise and address any resistance that the client has towards making changes within their life.
Through the above, I would enable the client to identify their own issues and set appropriate goals. Through the development of an appropriate treatment plan, counselling techniques / skills would be applied to assist the client to confidently made appropriate decision regarding their life.
Throughout this process, I would remain neutral and objective, ensuring that my own opinions do not influence the