If you are good at listening and enjoy helping others with their problems, a career in counselling could be for you!
As a counsellor, you will spend time with people who are experiencing relationship difficulties, grief or everyday life problems and encouraging them to talk about their feelings.
Counsellors work in a confidential setting and listen attentively to their clients. They offer them the time, empathy and respect they need to express their feelings and perhaps understand themselves from a different perspective.
A career as a counsellor will involve:
- Building a relationship of trust and respect with clients
- Agreeing with clients what will be covered in sessions
- Encouraging clients to talk about their feelings listening carefully
- Asking questions and checking that you understand a client’s situation
- Empathising with the client’s issues, but challenging them when necessary helping clients to see things more clearly or in a different way
- Referring clients to other sources of help if suitable
- Going to regular meetings with your counselling supervisor
- Keeping confidential records
There are various models of counselling, each with its own theoretical basis. Differences in approach can relate to the individual practitioner’s interests and training, the setting in which the counselling consultation takes place, or the predominant client group.
CPCAB counselling courses at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College
All CPCAB counselling courses enhance your emotional and social skills and help you to understand yourself and your relationships more clearly.
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