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Describe processes for initiating, maintaining, developing and concluding a counselling relation.

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P1- Describe processes for initiating, maintaining, developing and concluding a counselling relation In this assignment I will look at how a counselling session goes and the need for supervision and referrals. Counselling is a process that enables a person to sort out issues and reach decisions affecting their life. Often counselling is sought out at times of change or crisis, it need not be so, however, as counselling can also help us at any time of our life. Counselling involves talking with a person in a way that helps that person solve a problem or helps to create conditions that will cause the person to understand and improve their behaviour, character, values or life circumstances. At the start of a counselling session, the counsellor will more than likely initiate the session between themselves and the client. This done by contracting with the client. The counselling contract outlines the confidentiality and boundaries that a counsellor offers. Confidentiality is absolute and whatever is disclosed in a counselling session is never revealed outside the session in connection with the client's name, neither is the identity of the client ever revealed to anyone. This has certain legal expectations, i.e., if the client threatens to hurt others or if the client tells the counsellor that they have hurt someone. ...read more.

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Code of ethics and Practice for Counsellors, BACP (1992) Amended AGM September 1993, par.B.3.1 and B.3.2 (Sanders, P. 2002:99) Working under supervision means that a counsellor or psychotherapist uses the services of another counsellor or psychotherapist to review their work with clients, their professional development, and often their personal development as well. Supervision is a professional service, rather than a managerial role, and for counsellors who work in institutions, supervision and management will normally be entirely separate. The supervisor acts not as a 'boss', but as a consultant. Some counsellors also use group supervision, in which several therapists confer on each other's work, although ordinarily this is used in addition to individual supervision, rather than as a replacement. Supervision exists for two reasons; to protect clients and to improve the ability of counsellors to provide value to their clients. Supervision protects clients by involving a third party in the work of a counsellor and client, helping the counsellor concerned to reflect on their own feelings, thoughts, behaviour and general approach with the client. Supervision is something that every practising counsellor must have to maintain client and counsellor safety during counselling. The supervisor will not be told anything which identifies the client P5- Explain the importance of referral procedures Referrals in counselling usually happen when the counsellor feels the need that they cannot deal with the clients' problems any more, for example they are not trained to do so. ...read more.

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Parents of children and young people with worrying sexual behavior; to give them information about the warning signs and when to seek help. NSPCC- the London Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was founded in 1884 and changed its name to The National Society of prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) 1889. Its aim then was to protect children form cruelty, support vulnerable families, campaign for changes to the law and raise awareness about abuse. Today the NSPCC looks very different, but its purpose remains the same: to end cruelty to children. Most of their work is with children, young people and their families. They also work to achieve cultural, social and political change - influencing legislation, policy, practice public attitudes and behaviors and delivering services for the benefit of young people. They want to see a society where all children are loved, valued and able to fulfill their potential. To do this they have four objectives: to mobilize everyone to take action to end child cruelty, to give children the help, support and environment they need to stay safe from cruelty, to find ways of working with communities to keep children safe from cruelty, to be, and be seen as, someone to turn to for children and young people. ?? ?? ?? ?? Toni Woodward Unit 16 Counselling Martin Faulkner 1 ...read more.

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