Using the Case Study Provided

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Using the case study provided at the end of the module identify and explain the clients issues and devise a course of treatment for him taking in to account any ethical issues

In this essay, using the case study provided, I will identify and explain the client’s issues and devise a treatment plan for him.   I will also be taking in to account any ethical issues that will arise from this.   The course of treatment will be grounded in recognised techniques and theory.

Mr X is 45 years of age; he works as an estate agent and has been working for the same company for 18 years.   An opportunity has come up for the manager’s position at his branch, but he is having reservations about applying for it as he is worried that if he doesn’t get it, then it will affect his current position within the business.   He knows that he can do the job, as he has covered for the current manager during his times of leave, but something is holding him back and he is unable to identify what it is.

Mr X says that all the people in work think he is a bit boring, because he never goes out with them for a drink after work on Fridays.   He can’t go out on a Friday as this is the day he visits his mother in the home she lives in, he feels she wouldn’t understand it if he changed the day and would pick on him even more than usual.   He is fearful of asking his colleagues if they want to go out on another night, in case they say no.   He would really love to get the manager’s job because then his mother would see him as being successful and possibly she may show him more respect.

Mr X says he has a “sort of” girlfriend that he would like to marry at some stage, but he feels that he doesn’t have much to offer her and he has a fear of her saying “no” if he were to ask.   He comes across as a gentle man that is aware of others feelings and is afraid of what they might think of him.   His modality has been assessed as a visual person.

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