In this reflective essay I will provide an analysis of the counselling session I conducted and recorded. This will include a summary of the session. I will also describe the micro and advanced counselling skills utalised, as well as a critical evaluation of their effectiveness. A discussion of my application of these skills, as well as areas of possible improvement will supported by reference to relevant literature. Leesa is a year-old woman who I have seen around four months previously. At the previous session Leesa spoke of her frustrations at work and of her hopes of securing a promotion.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Initially Will refuse to talk to Sean, Sean begins by disclosure his secret to Will. Slowly Will opens his heart to Sean. Actually Will was abused during childhood and developed a strong defence mechanisms, he is tough outside but fragile internally. As last, Sean makes Will realises that the abuse was not his fault and finally Will changed. After watching this movie, the lecture required the class to write a reflective too, I wrote about the important of empathy for a counsellor. This time I want to write something about myself.
A dualistic thinking is not an effective way to approach therapy as a counselor. I recall coming into this helping profession with a problem-solving mentality but I quickly realized that that type of mentality would not be effective or helpful. Hence, Rogers reassured that assumption in his book. I learned many important. For me that means staying to yourself and minding my business.
One specific aspect of the interview was my hand gestures and motions. I tried to keep by body in a position that would let the client know that I was using attentive listening skills. I cared about why she came to the facility for help.