Empathy can be empathised in a variety of ways through enhancing attentiveness to facial expressions, gestures and silences. With the importance of empathy being that it shows commitment to understanding the other individual’s point of view and what emotions they are experiencing
For example thinking of an individual who you can relate to i.e. knowing how one feels, thinks and understands you, is someone who will not judge you, knock you down, make you feel unique whilst being trustworthy, compassionate, optimistic and sympathetic
Understanding your ‘self’ is being able to know your values, beliefs and responses to people and situations, without having another person or something change that.
Within counselling there are a wide range of issues that arise, when talking to a client. Where you may find that boundaries that you didn’t think you had, you have. Where in this type of professionalism its important to have your responses under control.
For example I know by understanding that time keeping is an important value in counselling, it allows myself to know that I have a limited amount of…