The Effective Counsellor Needs to Be Able to Use Both Directive and Non Directive Approaches in Their Counselling Practice.

The effective counsellor needs to be able to use both directive and non directive approaches in their counselling practice.
The answer to question:” How to be an effective counsellor? “, doesn’t contain clear directions or secret formula as the job itself holds many variations, possibilities and outcomes non dependant on a counsellor himself. The beneficial working relationship between client and counsellor develops and unfolds within the flow of both parties aiming for the same healing result, emotional cure .And the methods or approaches to be used to gain the best possible results rely on counsellor’s skills. He is the only one who is facing dilemma: what approach is the best for client?
Every single person is different and his life situation is unique therefore counsellor normally can’t plan much in advance his job; he has to take it as it goes. Counselling therapy is known as talking therapy, mostly clients shears they emotions, troubles and professional counsellor listens, empathises and shears own opinion.
But how does counsellor master the sessions, has he got enough time for the client to take ownership of his thoughts and wait until he comes up with solution himself. Or counsellor knows better strategy and quicker way for client’s solutions which could be achieved much faster using some strategy for it. There are two types of approaches directive and non directive which could be used by counsellor in therapy to gain best possible outcome.
As people tend to move towards growth and self healing, they have capacity to find their own answers, unravel and discover new things, take brave steps and don’t have to rely on therapist that much. So non directive approach is the
best for they therapy where counsellor just tries to understand and accept clients stuff   and over period of time clients starts to seek own understanding and accept themselves. All is needed for the therapist is to use core counselling skills: be empathetic, be congruent and...