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Intermediate Counselling Skills | Helper Model Assignment

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Intermediate Counselling Skills 1Intermediate Counselling SkillsBy:Name of the Professor:Name of the Institution:Address of the Institution:Date of Submission:
Intermediate Counselling Skills 2The helper model devised by Egan is the topic of illustration and appraisal in this work. The model deals with triple queries that has been disclosed in the sequence of stages that include the goings on, the alternative and the way the individual can accomplish an objective (Egan 2013).The mutual relationship between the helper and the helped is based on mutual trust and belief and this often decide the function of the helper, which happens when the helper is able to analyze the emotions of the helper that invoke compassion and responsibility towards the 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 and reciprocate 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 the life cycle, however, the pivotal conditions of the first stage, as described by Carl Roger includes approval, authenticity and compassion (Rogers, 1967). In this regard authenticity demands intense listening which is capable of invoking real interest that would automatically show through eye contact and various body languages. Good and spontaneous communication is the ultimate result that brings out the innate nature of the counsellor and the degree of care they can invest in the particular relationship. A relationship based on mutual trust and empathy is very significant to ascertain that understanding exists by dint of tentative openers that mark the fact that both the helper and the helped nurture similar feelings.Further advancement to the second stage attempts to illustrate a deeper understanding about the condition of the client where the assistant or helper establishes an altered point of view while handling the events (Resource Pack, 2016). In the second stage, the pattern of empathy targets to bring to surface the deeply buried emotions of the client by dint of
Intermediate Counselling Skills 3profound understanding and far reaching emotions allowing the helper to recognise the particular themes and patterns of behaviour. It is primarily significant to relate the various scattered thoughts and feelings in a link and associate them ( Resource Pack, 2016), where the main difficulty is to differentiate the deep seated advanced feelings concealed within the heart. 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. The next instance is the time when different frames of reference might be used to address the dissimilar 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 other opinions might not seem valuable. The feeling of closeness may be built through frank and candid communication (Stewart and Sutton, 2017) which fosters a close knit relationship between the client and the counsellor by dint of face to face encounter yet the primary problem in this issue is that the client might keep some secrets from the helper. Self revelation is absolutely helpful if that propels the client to remain focussed and invokes self understanding along with application of Johari Window as a tool to initiate self awareness. It contains tetra arenas which are familiar to self, unfamiliar to self, known to others and unknown to others (Luft and Ingham, 1961). While implementing the counselling skills, an encounter is necessary between the mixed signals or the emotions existing within the thoughts of the client that too should be tried when an advanced rapport has already been established. The third stage offers the evidence of the helper propelling the client to act while in the last two stages, the client was only driven to deal with troubles, ascertain goals and instigate imagination to provoke creative thinking abilities. To summarise entirely, it may be concluded that the third stage model formulated by Egan is a combination of both strength and weaknesses. The model undoubtedly drives a decent counselling session but in order to

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