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Intermediate Counselling Skills

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Intermediate Counselling Skills1Intermediate Counselling SkillsBy:Name of the Professor:Name of the Institution:Address of the Institution:Date of Submission:
Intermediate Counselling Skills2The helper model devised by Egan is the topic of illustration and appraisal in thiswork. The model deals with triple queries that has been disclosed in the sequence of stagesthat include the goings on, the alternative and the way the individual can accomplish anobjective (Egan 2013).The mutual relationship between the helper and the helped is based on mutual trustand belief and this often decide the function of the helper, which happens when the helper isable to analyze the emotions of the helper that invoke compassion and responsibility towardsthe client. Both of them, particularly, the helper should be a sincere listener along with havingthe quality to understand the verbal and non verbal communications of each other andreciprocate according to it (Nelson-Jones, 2015). While discussing the skilled helper model ofGerard Egan, focus should be put to find out the expertise and abilities of the helper (Egan,2013) and the role of a helper is of utmost significance in the onset and middle stages of thelife cycle, however, the pivotal conditions of the first stage, as described by Carl Rogerincludes approval, authenticity and compassion (Rogers, 1967). In this regard authenticitydemands intense listening which is capable of invoking real interest that would automaticallyshow through eye contact and various body languages. Good and spontaneouscommunication is the ultimate result that brings out the innate nature of the counsellor andthe degree of care they can invest in the particular relationship. A relationship based onmutual trust and empathy is very significant to ascertain that understanding exists by dint oftentative openers that mark the fact that both the helper and the helped nurture similarfeelings.Further advancement to the second stage attempts to illustrate a deeper understandingabout the condition of the client where the assistant or helper establishes an altered point ofview while handling the events (Resource Pack, 2016). In the second stage, the pattern ofempathy targets to bring to surface the deeply buried emotions of the client by dint of
Intermediate Counselling Skills3profound understanding and far reaching emotions allowing the helper to recognise theparticular themes and patterns of behaviour. It is primarily significant to relate the variousscattered thoughts and feelings in a link and associate them ( Resource Pack, 2016), wherethe main difficulty is to differentiate the deep seated advanced feelings concealed within theheart. Counselling skills can offer great benefit when the client reveals abnormal or irrelevantbody language or the body language is not in association with the verbal conversation. Thenext instance is the time when different frames of reference might be used to address thedissimilar points of view of the client who shifts the blame on someone else (Wosket, 2008).But in this regard the client might alienate with the counsellor as to the client the otheropinions might not seem valuable. The feeling of closeness may be built through frank andcandid communication (Stewart and Sutton, 2017) which fosters a close knit relationshipbetween the client and the counsellor by dint of face to face encounter yet the primaryproblem in this issue is that the client might keep some secrets from the helper. Selfrevelation is absolutely helpful if that propels the client to remain focussed and invokes selfunderstanding along with application of Johari Window as a tool to initiate self awareness. Itcontains tetra arenas which are familiar to self, unfamiliar to self, known to others andunknown to others (Luft and Ingham, 1961). While implementing the counselling skills, anencounter is necessary between the mixed signals or the emotions existing within thethoughts of the client that too should be tried when an advanced rapport has already beenestablished.The third stage offers the evidence of the helper propelling the client to act while inthe last two stages, the client was only driven to deal with troubles, ascertain goals andinstigate imagination to provoke creative thinking abilities. To summarise entirely, it may beconcluded that the third stage model formulated by Egan is a combination of both strengthand weaknesses. The model undoubtedly drives a decent counselling session but in order to
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