The Counsellor's Workbook: Developing a Personal Approach by John McLeod

By John McLeod

A advisor to maximizing counsellor effectiveness throughout the own technique This ebook offers a sequence of reflective studying projects, associated with the hugely acclaimed Open college Press textbook An advent to Counselling, 3rd version. The Counsellor's Workbook encourages individuals to build an account of your counselling potential, values, and private features. This workbook contributes to the method of turning into a good counsellor by means of deepening and consolidating own studying and improvement; facilitating the mixing of thought, perform; and private event; and delivering arenas for collaborative discussion and exploration with fellow trainees. The Counsellor's Workbook offers studying assets to help counsellors via key phases in education, together with: construction on lifestyles adventure enticing with theories and ideas Reflecting on situations studying from serious concerns in perform constructing a certified id The workbook is a worthy source for counselling tutors, running shoes, and skilled practitioners accomplishing carrying on with specialist improvement.

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Please label each circle with the name of the person who belongs there. There are two additional kinds of circles that you might find yourself wanting to draw. One is a ‘dotted circle’ to indicate someone who mattered a lot to you at that time of your life but who was not there at all as a physical presence. This might be someone whom you talked to in your head or thought about a lot even though you had no real connection with him or her at that time. Another kind of circle you might like to draw is a group circle.

There are no right and wrong answers. This self puzzle is your own creation – take as long as you wish to complete it. An alternative way of thinking about this creation is to look at it as a map. Similarly, the map of how you see yourself now will include areas that are labelled. The importance for counsellors of developing accurate self-awareness is highlighted on pages 501– 3 of An Introduction to Counselling. Different ways of understanding the idea of self are Be aware of the thoughts and feelings that accompany this task, as you construct your puzzle or map.

1989) Sex in the Forbidden Zone. London: Mandala. BUILDING ON LIFE EXPERIENCE: THE FOUNDATIONS OF A PERSONAL APPROACH Your personal experience of counselling One of the consistent themes in all approaches to counsellor training is that it is important for helpers to know what it is like to be the recipient of help. The aim of this activity is to encourage you to focus on your experience of being helped, and to reflect on the implications of that experience for your understanding of the helping process.

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