Counselling Skilss

Creating a Counselling Skills Professional Framework

There is a difference between a person who uses counselling skills and a qualified counsellor. A person who uses counselling skills may not be bound to an ethical framework or code of practice like a counsellor may be. Counsellors should be accredited to a professional organisation such as the BACP which will ensure that the counsellor is fit to practice, have consultative support and will reinforce the counsellor to remain focused on the client whereas someone working within a different organisation such as a Human Recourses company may not.   There are many companies that like their managerial teams to attend Counselling skills courses as this enable’s managers to learn how to handle people in a work environment and also helps them comfort people who have been made redundant. Doctors and Nurses may use counselling skills when speaking to patients. Having the appropriate counselling skills such as, active listening and empathy enables them to connect to their patients and helps the patients to feel valued and listened to. Although the professionals may be using counselling skills in the hospital it does not mean that they are under an accredited governing organisation.
      The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behaviour.   Abraham Maslow
The BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) has an Ethical Framework for Good Practice. It’s important to have a framework in place as it keeps clients safe and enables the Counsellor to provide a high standard of care, personal moral qualities, maintain competence while practicing, and maintain Ethical Principles. The framework creates trust between the Counsellor and the Client. The main elements that are covered in the Ethical Framework are: Values, Ethical Principles, and Personal Moral Qualities. All these elements are very important and the...