Hellen’s Summary:Counselling Techniques
Hellen’s Summary: Counselling Techniques
Thereare a number of techniques employed during a counselling session. Asa counselor, to counsel Hellen will require additional techniques.With such techniques, I am presented with integrative elements fromdifferent institutions of psychological theories in helping Hellen.Counselling sessions are focused on attaining higher levels ofpersonal growth and improvement of self-esteem. I will be forced toadapt and integrate into Hellen’s therapeutic work with counsellingtechniques in form of multi-faceted address (Jakopac & Patel,2009). It should be noted that certain techniques are overlapped bythe process of counselling. With my experience, I am forced topractice certain form of integrative therapy. This means that certaincounselling types are blended, while handling the patient. From apsychoanalytic framework, the paper will focus on the techniques tobe applied towards Hellen’s counselling session.
To begin with, I will see to it that I will carefully examine Hellenand her problems for better understanding of certain areas of hermind. Such areas will include the conscious, unconscious, and thesubconscious. With these three areas, I will employ a psychodynamictechnique of counselling. The three areas I will focus on will helpin understanding what Hellen is mentally aware of. Such awarenesscould be on the emotions, feelings, grief, delight, happiness, anger,and surprise (Sternberg & Grigorenko, 2003). The subconscioussection will assist in understanding those things below thesubconscious, but are fairly accessible. What I would do for example,will be to question Hellen on what she was engaged with in the past.This will assist in trying to help her to remember what she mighthave forgotten. The unconscious mind will be difficult to access.Hellen may have undergone traumatic encounters, and she will need myhighly skilled expertise to help her with this.
Secondly,another technique that could be employed when counselling Hellen isthe Humanistic technique of therapy. The technique will help inrealizing that it Hellen’s problem may not be caused by the eventsshe may have undergone in the past. This will be used by determininghow Hellen may have recognized such events. The technique considersthe manner in which a person, for example, Hellen, may haveexperienced certain life events (Sternberg & Grigorenko, 2003).The technique would help the counselor into talking Hellen to accepther past situation, and how negative occurrence she has experiencedmay result in psychological discomfort. Hellen, based on thePsychology Theory, will be helped into exploring her own feelings andthoughts, in order to come up with a solution of the problem.
Thelast approach is the client-centered approach. Here, the technique isfocused more on the client, which in this case is Hellen, rather thanthe counselor. The client is seen to be the expert in herexperiences, thoughts, feelings, and problems. How the technique isused based solely on what the client proposes. The technique onlydemands that the counsellor respond when the intention is to clarifyor reflect on what the client (Hellen), says. The technique demandsthat the client show sympathy, warmth, empathy, and honesty (Jakopac& Patel, 2009). This will help Hellen, based on the PsychologyTheory, in understanding herself and her own psychological growth. Asthe counselor, what is of importance to Hellen is that she is able tounderstand herself and that the issues are from her frame ofreference. Additionally, the counsellor is able to reflect accuratelyhis or her understanding of whatever is said by Hellen.
Inconclusion, as the counsellor handling Hellen’s case, I would liketo accomplish psychological solution to Hellen’s problems by usingthese counselling techniques. From a psychological framework, what isimportant for me and any other counselor carrying major sessions isto be in a better position to apply the skills. These skills includebetter understanding of the client and his or her problems.
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