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          Set out what constitutes a counselling relationship and some of the key elements that define this relationship.
          Chapter 1: overview of what is counselling and how it might be defined (Counselling is a term used to describe the relationship between two people, who work together to deal with various issues/problems, the focus is always on the individual goals of that person. There are many different approaches to counselling, which range from CBT, psychodynamic to the person-centred approach, to name but few, however these approaches relate to professional counsellors who have trained in psychology and specialised in these areas. There are also another set of counsellors who have not necessarily had the same training, but counsel people within a specific field such as the health sector or within a school. )
          Chapter 7: focuses on the nature of the therapeutic relationship and how to maintain it.
          Set out the role that counselling skills play in the therapeutic relationship. In other words, it offers a useful insight into the need for ongoing reflexive practice and personal development.
          Examine the use of counselling skills in more detail.
          Chapter 9 – Key Chapter: this chapter looks at what counselors do, the skills they employ and the qualities that they bring to the relationship. It also sets out the range of abilities and tools/techniques needed for working with clients. I must take these elements into consideration as my final step in this TMA, which requires from me to weigh up the impact of counselling skills on the relationship between counsellor and client.
          DVD & Course Guide (Block 3, p.30 ‘The practice of counselling’): useful material on counselling skills and practice, ethics and the qualities required by the counsellor and how he uses them in order to work with clients.
          BACP: check this website for the ethical framework....