Counselling Skills - Level 3 - Understanding Use of Cnsl Skills

T/601/7567 ~ Understanding the context for use of counselling skills

This essay will outline the important differences between a person who uses Counselling Skills and a qualified Counsellor. Based on the ethical framework it intends to explain the key features within the legal and ethical grounds for counselling and psychotherapy. Finally it will demonstrate the significance of committing to casework Supervision.

1. The definition of Counselling Skills includes: listening; observing; attending; responding, trust, safe place, environment, eye contact, body language, explore, confidential, clarifying and address the issues, respectful, working with rather than telling, non-judgemental, responding, empowerment, encouragement, UPR (Unconditional Positive Regard meaning respect, empathy (Rogers “As is”) and congruence which means genuine / interest.

  “Counselling is indeed a relationship, often between two people but sometimes between a number of people and another person who is designated to act as Counsellor for the group”.

  Hough, M (2010) Counselling Skills and Theory (3rd Edition), HODDER.

2. The various roles that will use counselling skills include; General Practitioners; Age Concern; Supportive Charities (Victim); Nursing; CRUISE (Bereavement); Social Workers; Mid Wives; Teachers; Prison Officers; Probation Services; Emergency Services (Police, Ambulance and Fire) Career; Financial; Sports; Youth Workers; Debt Advice; Citizens Advice Bureau; Religion and Human Resources.

3. Different situations using Counselling Skills are for example Reverends in Religion; prepares for weekly sermons to guide congregation. They are also available on a personal level to listen to members of the church and lend a helping hand.

  Career Guidance at Schools and through other organisations; listen to people and give guidance and information on potential careers. They suggest possible opportunities after digesting the information the client has given....