“Using the Case Study at the End of the Module Assess the Client’s Issues and Describe Your Treatment Plan. What Ethical Issues Might Arise?”

Chrysalis; diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling               Essay 6   2,055   words                                     P.Reeve     01/01/2014

“Using the case study at the end of the module assess the client’s issues and describe your treatment plan. What ethical issues might arise?”

Miss E has arrived at the decision of seeking assistance and support in the form of Hypnotherapy. Miss E wishes to lose two and a half stone within a three month period, having struggled with her weight for most of her life. For the purpose of this essay I will attempt to show knowledge, and understanding of what will be required of me as a professional, ethical hypnotherapist.  
The case study shows that in addition to Miss E wishing to lose weight, she is suffering from low self-esteem, and could be lacking in confidence. Miss E has endured years of insensitive attention and comments from her parents, conditioning her to believe that she eats too much food, and is unattractive. Miss E then entered into a lengthy relationship with a person who was very controlling and who appeared to want her to stay overweight. Miss E has been emotionally tormented by the very people who should have shown her unconditional love and acceptance, which is the likely cause of her low self-esteem and weight issues.
Miss E has stated that she is booked to go on an “all girl’s” holiday in three months’ time, and that she would like to lose 2 ½   stone for the holiday. My first thoughts in relation to this is; “is this a realistic and safe goal?” Professionals state that a safe and sustainable weight to lose is one to two pounds per week. It would be unprofessional and unethical for me to allow Miss E to believe that her target weight loss in the time stated is realistic and achievable. I would suggest to Miss E that she set her weight loss target at one to two pounds of weight loss each week, which is not only achievable but would also represent a weight loss of between 12 and 24 pounds by the...