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Active Listening Skills
Active Listening Skills
Surprisingly there is more to active listening than just waiting your turn to speak. In order to encourage positive communication with a client counsellors must…...
Attending Skills
Attending Skills
Attending requires that a counsellor’s physical and psychological attention is directed at the client throughout the counselling session. This can be difficult to…...
Beginning a Counselling Session
Beginning a Counselling Session
A counselling session provides an opportunity for the client to explore their personal thoughts, feelings and emotions. It also allows the counsellor to assess the…...
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is perhaps the most widely recognised form of talking therapy counselling support. It provides clients with a workable method of…...
How to Avoid Burnout as a Counsellor
How to Avoid Burnout as a Counsellor
Burnout is what happens when excessive stress, performance pressure and overwhelming demands collide and result in a lack of motivation, empowerment, joy and…...
Humanistic Approach to Counselling
Humanistic Approach to Counselling
Humanistic counselling offers the client an opportunity to explore the whole self, instead of specific problems or issues relating to particular periods in their life.…...
Responding and Reflective Skills
Responding and Reflective Skills
There are many ways of offering a positive response to something someone has said, that encourages the speaker to continue disclosing. In a counselling relationship…...
The Importance of Counselling Sabbaticals
The Importance of Counselling Sabbaticals
Taking time away from the demand of a normal working routine is essential for therapists working within counselling and caring professions. A sabbatical allows for…...
The Person Centered Approach to Counselling
The Person Centered Approach to Counselling
Person centred counselling focuses of the client's ability to think in the here and now, and to create their own clarity and understanding of personal issues and…...
Unconditional Positive Regard
Unconditional Positive Regard
Unconditional Positive Regard is the total acceptance of another person, and forms a key component of the counselling skills a counsellor must demonstrate in any…...
Understanding Personality Theories
Understanding Personality Theories
Understanding who we are, and what makes us tick, requires a great deal of personal awareness. Accepting that our unique personality also has an important part to play…...
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