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Demonstrate counselling skills in a simulated environment, Analyse own strengths and weaknesses in use of counselling skills

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P2 ? Demonstrate counselling skills in a simulated environment, D1 ? Analyse own strengths and weaknesses in use of counselling skills Strengths My strength of using counselling skills demonstrating the skills needed to start and create a relationship through the environment of room was appropriately set out as I was able to cover up the windows to stop people looking in the room and prevent any personal information on the person receiving counselling be disclosed. I used this skill during the counselling role play which I covered up the windows to maintain confidentiality, make sure that no one is aware that the client I am working with is receiving counselling and that no one is about to lip read about what is being discussed in the counselling session. The clients will benefits from this as they will about to feel confident about opening up to the counsellor without worrying about someone watching or overhearing what they are saying to the counsellor as well as putting the client as ease. This strengths benefited the interaction as it allow the client to feel protected and feel comfortable to open up about their issues they have and also allow me to communicate with the client. Also, it benefited the interaction as the client feel more respected and supported to open up, talk about their issues they have encountered and it give the client share their worries, insecurities and issues. My strength of using counselling skills was showing evidence of contracting appropriately which I was able to tell the client about the contract of the counselling session which I had to inform the cost, time meeting, duration of the session. ...read more.

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This has help benefit the interaction the client was able to provide a lot more information to the counsellor so they can understand the situation. My strength of using counselling skills is use open questions where appropriate which I believe I have done well to ask opened question to the client about why they struggle to inform their family about having cancer to bring out what exact feelings the client has been feeling and to obtain more detail. I used this skill of open questions helped me to seek for clarification of what the client like to achieve, it helped to encourage exploration of the problem and how it had affect the client holistically, gauge the feelings of the clients and helps to establish mutual understanding. This skills help to benefit the interaction as the client was to express their thoughts and feelings My strength of using counselling skills is manage silence effectively when I manage to do successfully giving the client about one minute of silence giving the client time to think and reflect back on they have said to me. I used this skill well to give the client the space they may need and allow her to think and reminisce thoroughly about everything the client has told me. Also, I used this skill to get the client to have their own quiet time to think about other things that they have struggles dealing that they didn?t mention before. This benefit the interaction as it allows the client to accumulate information she didn?t tell the counsellor before which then will give the counsellor an apparent picture of the problem and how it could be dealt with. ...read more.

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pick the suitable way, coming with a plan and I also felt intimidated by the camera watching me during the session of counselling. I would have improved using the skill by not rushing the session, taking it easy and plan the way the client would like to accomplish their plan. My weakness of using counselling skills is manage an appropriate ending which I fail to because I didn?t include the summary of what the client has told be me and also what they plan to do in future in order to overcome their problems. The weakness may have affected the interaction as the client may assume that I did not really listen to their problem as at the end I did not give a summary of what they told me. The reason why I have failed to use this skill because I had forgotten to do a summary of what I and the client had discussed about in the session. I would have improved using the skill by remembering to always include a summary to manage an appropriate ending of the counselling session. My weakness of using counselling skills is use challenging skills constructively because I didn?t understand how to use this skill and not being able to put into practice. The weakness may have affected the interaction is that the client did not encounter challenging questioning when they were making progress during the counselling relationship. The reason why I have failed to use this skill because I was very confused on the meaning of challenging skills and I didn?t know how to apply this skill in the counselling session. I would have improved using the skill it understanding the use of challenging skills and being able to sense contradictions and encourage positive thought. ...read more.

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