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Counselling Code

 

Counsellors work with people on an individual basis. Counselling takes place when a counsellor sees a client in a private and confidential setting to explore a difficulty the client is having, feeling of distress/depression or dissatisfaction in life.

 

Counselling is always undertaken at the request or with the consent of the client; it is not accurate to say that someone has been ‘sent’ for counselling.

 

The counselling work will occur in a safe environment, in which the counsellor can listen closely to the client and encourage a client to think clearly about their situation.

 

Our counsellors do not give advice or direct a client to a solution, but rather enable the client to choose freely a way forward by reducing confusion and promoting understanding.

 

Acceptance and respect for the client are essential for a counsellor and, as the relationship develops, so too does trust between the counsellor and client, enabling the client to look at many aspects of their life, their relationships and themselves which may not have considered or been able to face before.

 

Counsellors working in particular fields (e.g. marriage guidance, drug or sexual abuse, or health) will specialise in the techniques used in those areas. However, across all areas of counselling.

 

Typical work activities include: