Counselling Assignment 2

Assignment 2 23 December 2010
Criteria 1
Maintain the standards and requirements of professional and regulatory bodies. Adhere to relevant codes of conduct. Understand the legal and ethical responsibilities of professional practice. Maintain the principles and practice of Counsellor/client confidentiality. Practise in accordance with current legislation applicable to Counselling and Psychotherapy professionals. Exercise a professional duty of care to clients. Recognise the obligation to maintain fitness for practice and the need for continuing professional development. Contribute to the development and dissemination of evidence-based practice within professional contexts. Uphold the principles and practice of clinical governance.
It is not possible to provide an exhaustive list of 'problems' that should always be passed over to a counsellor. Some people facing enormous personal difficulties prefer not to receive professional help and can cope well with the support of friends and colleagues. Talking things over with an interested family member can be very helpful to many people and a referral to a counsellor might not be necessary. An individual's motives for seeking counselling are many and varied and include, for example, a wish to resolve a particular problem, gain support during a crisis, or a need to engage in a process of personal development. Nevertheless a general guide to some of the indicators suggesting a need for professional help might be useful in making a decision about referring a person. There is a danger of over- interpreting a single or isolated behaviour, so it is advisable to look for clusters of signs which appear around the same time. Indications that a person might be in need of help might include.
A request for help this may be stated explicitly or may be implicit in the way the person talks about a problem. For this reason it is important to pay attention to not only what he or she is telling you but also to the. Intentions and...