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Defining counselling skills & definition.

The definition from the BACP is:-
A certain type of helping activity in which one person (the helper) respects the value, resources & capacity for self opportunity for them (the client) to work towards living in more satisfying and resourceful ways.
‘Also counselling (helping) is an activity freely entered into by the person   seeking help, it offers the opportunity to identify things for the client themselves. It is clearly & explicitly contracted, and the boundaries of the relationship identified. The activity is designed to help with self exploration and understanding. The process should identify thought, emotion & behaviour. Giving the client a great sense of personal awareness & to make determined change.’   (ref A)

Counselling or helping can be used in many roles:-
Parent       -   Child  
Doctor       -   Patient  
Teacher   -   Student
Manager -   Employee
Police   -   Public

Counselling or helping, can be used in many situations. If you look at the list above these are many areas in which counselling can help. Also talking to friends in our day to day life, we can use the skills.
A vicar or priest listening to someone who recently lost a loved one. Nurses listening to patients or dealing with grieving relatives. Manager trying to resolve an issue at work or helping an employee who has family issues and its effecting their job.

Counsellor Counselling Skills
Accountable Unregulated
One to One Everyday life
Controlled Environment Informal
Confidentiality Un-contracted
Contract & structure Sympathy
Empathy Everyday life
Registered by BACP

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