The Essay Focuses On The Importance Of Ethical Principles In A Counselling Relationship
In the following essay I intend to start by explaining my knowledge of the process of counselling it’s beginning , middles and endings . It also explains the skills and techniques required and used in each of these phases of the counselling processes , emphasising on roger’s core conditions . It then explains how the whole counselling process in bound and directed by the ethical framework of counselling which is the focal point of my essay . IT then focusses on the what the ethical framework is and the importance of adhering to this ethical framework and also the important role played by self awareness and one’s own moral and ethical values in the process of counselling . In the last section of my essay before concluding I will concentrate on how these counselling skills and ethics have helped me in my personal and professional life .
The counselling process like any other process has a beginning , middles and endings .
The most important part is the beginning of a counselling relationship because that is what establishes a relationship of trust and support between the client and the counsellor only then will the client be able to talk comfortably about his problems . The following lines sums up how a counsellor should come across to a client in this beginning stage of the counselling relationship .
"I welcome you, I accept and value you as a human being, I want to understand you, I want us to be able to be open and honest with each other and there is nothing in me that wants to take anything away from you. And my hope is that we shall be able to work together for as long as you feel it to be helpful and worthwhile." (P.126 Mearns and Thorne)
And to achieve that we need to have Carl Rogers three core conditions the first is being non-judgmental which means we should