Understanding counselling theory. Essay

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Macclesfield College
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Assignment 2
Understanding counselling theory.
Unit 2- R/601/7575
Hana Lewis- 144383 ABC 17970-33

Page 3 : Introduction. (157 words)
Page 3 : Origins of Person- centred counselling (198 words)
Page 4: Key concepts and principles of Person- centred counselling. (288 words)
Page 5 : How does Person-centred counselling, influence the understanding of the development of concept of self? (245 words)
Page 6 : How does person-centred approach inform counselling practice? (267 words)
Page 8-10: Key features and comparison of different models, with the person-centred model. (400 words)
Page 11 : Conclusion. (200 words)
Page 12: References
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Person centred counselling, fosters a shared sense of humanity between counsellor and client. It offers an arena of reflection and focusing, on innermost thoughts and feelings; that are rarely tapped into, in ordinary day to day circumstances.
Using the simple empathic listening model, first developed by Carl Rogers; during the therapeutic process, the client will hopefully feel fully listened to, valued and respected. This humanistic approach will hopefully influence and promote a positive concept of self.

How does person-centred approach inform counselling practice?

The work of a person centred counsellor is non directive and non-advisory.
At the core of the approach is the theory and belief that instead of analysing, diagnosing and telling clients what to do, the counsellor instead reflects back to the client, what they have said and encourages them, to continue to look more deeply into their thoughts, feelings and answers. Clients then become empowered to find their own solutions and their own sense of self, meaningfulness and unique path through life.
Rogers called this technique “reflective listening” or “empathic listening.”
This along with the other key concepts and core conditions, inform the qualified counsellor’s practice in several ways.
The core condition of