Using the Case Study Provided at the End of the Module Identify and Explain the Client’s Issues and Devise a Course of Treatment for Him, Taking Into Account Any Ethical Issues.

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Using the case study provided at the end of the module identify and explain the client’s issues and devise a course of treatment for him, taking into account any ethical issues.

In this essay I shall be explaining the issues Mr X has expressed, as I have understood them, and expounding the presented issues with the client in such a manner is also crucial to gaining clarity and building rapport. I shall then cover any ethical considerations that need to be accounted for and then seek to devise a relevant course of treatment for him.
Mr X has stated that he has been employed as an estate agent in the same company for 18 years. He has not progressed in his work although he is fully capable as has been demonstrated by his success at covering for the manager when previously asked to. Despite this he is apprehensive to put himself forward as a candidate for the managerial position now that the role has been made available. The same strain of hesitation is evident in his belief that his colleagues must find him boring as he is unable to socialise with them, but is afraid to ask them to meet on another evening for fear of rejection. He is unable to socialise with them as they do so on a Friday evening which is when he visits his mother. She in turn is someone he does not feel able to speak up to, and therefore refrains from suggesting he meet her on another day. Again the same fear of rejection is apparent in his desire to propose to his current partner but resisting because he believes she would reject him.
In my evaluation he clearly appears to be presenting self-confidence and self-esteem issues in addition to having a great fear of failure. Before pursuing any potential course of treatment I must, as an ethical and responsible therapist, ensure that hypnotherapy is truly suitable for his issues instead of other avenues. I would make certain at this stage that he is not suffering from depression, as it would be out of my remit to treat him were this...