Report on Counselling Skills with Children and Adolescents

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COUNSELLING SKILLSWITH CHILDREN ANDADOLESCENTS
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...............................................................................................................................3An overview of the case.......................................................................................................................3Importance of Child Counselling.....................................................................................................3Skills and attributes required in a counsellor to support the child..................................................4Counselling Theories involved in supporting the child...................................................................5Methods and techniques involved in supporting the child..............................................................5Impacts of child behaviour and attitudes on the counselling...........................................................6CONCLUSION....................................................................................................................................7References............................................................................................................................................8
INTRODUCTIONAt every phase of life everyone struggles with some sort of problems and childhood andadolescence are no exception. Kids and teenagers face several issues related to personal, academics,family, social and career development. They need proper guidance to solve these issues and this iswhere a counsellor comes into picture. Counselling can be defined as an act of providing assistanceto an individual facing an issue by identifying different problem causing determinants and makingpeople copying with unfavourable situations through various techniques (Aldridge, 2013).Thepresent report talks about different aspects of child counselling in a given hypothetical case. It alsofeatures the importance of counselling and evaluation of role of counsellor in resolving the child'sissue.AN OVERVIEW OF THE CASEPeter, a 7 year old boy visits a child counsellor on a random evening with his parents. Afteran interrogative session the boy was diagnosed with Dyslexia. It is a disorder which affect thereading and learning ability of children that causes poor academic performance (Welfel, 2015).Thechild finds difficulty in processing information by looking at letters in a word. Therefore Peter lacksability to write, spell, speak and calculate numbers. In the given scenario, Dr. Jane, a 32 year oldcounsellor play a very crucial role in assisting the child in pacifying the boy's emotional state andassisting him to score better grades at school. The following passages walk the readers throughdifferent facets of child counselling (Child Counselling.2015).Importance of Child CounsellingKids often show reserved behaviour in portraying their feelings and emotions in response toa particular situation (Baraldi and et. al., 2013). They may not talk about their issues in an explicitmanner to their parents and teachers. In the given scenario, Peter is struggling to identify letters,colour and numbers which is obstructing his learning at school. His parents do not understand thereasons for his low grades therefore they felt the need to consult with a child counsellor. Theimportance of counselling a dyslexic child include the following key points:Dr. Jane is a well qualified and trained child therapist. She can easily comprehend the issuesof a dyslexic child and is therefore capable of resolving problems in the most effectivemanner.The counselling can pacify the boy's mental state which is a necessary step to initiate thetreatment(Moodley and Kinha, 2015).Counselling can help in identifying the weaknesses and strengths of the dyslexic child.
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