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By Colin Feltham

Within the swiftly maturing occupation of counselling, this book's sensitivity to time as a valuable source, consumers' perceptions, evidence-based instructions and integration of a few of the easiest pondering from a number of counselling types make it an amazing center textual content for rookies and reflective practitioners.

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She has identified shyness as a problem, then and now. She believes her life has improved somewhat. Already we have a problem focus and a sense that she experiences some hope. We learn that something has probably happened recently to set off an old pattern of behaviour. Most usefully, we discover that she didn’t want to be rushed and still doesn’t. ) As we elicit all this, we are also empathizing, and in doing so we are beginning to form a therapeutic alliance. We do not wish to collude with any intention on the client’s part to blame the psychologist.

First, that our client has had a ‘bad time’ before, in life and perhaps in a helping situation too. ) Second, that she sought professional help and was offered some definite kind of help. At this stage we don’t know if the ‘psychologist’ actually recommended that the client ‘should’ be more assertive or if this is Orienting the client to counselling 35 what the client heard, but it still gives us some valuable information: it will be important not to come across as prescriptive. The client appreciates having interest shown in her.

34 Brief Counselling 13 Explore the client’s past history of being helped Many clients have had help with their problems before, some from counsellors and other professionals, and others from friends and family. We believe that there are good reasons for explicitly asking about clients’ previous experiences of seeking and receiving help. Your client may have had a successful or unsuccessful experience. ) Bearing in mind our suggestions about sensitively adjusting your questions to each client and the frame of mind they are in, we suggest you try to obtain the following kinds of information.

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