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Question: Discuss the arguments for and against applying a business model to mental health
services.

Answer: Businesses are motivated by profit and by providing customers with goods or...


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Question: Human Vision: do we see it all? Mark 80% (OU Marking Scheme)

Abstract
Introduction (480 words)
Design (102 words)
Participants (82 words)
Material (230 words)W
Procedure (223 words)
Results (250 words)
Discussion (600 words)

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Studies from visual memory and change detection revealed incapacity to detect changes in scenes from one image to another, named change blindness (Briggs and Davies, 2015). Indeed, when a form of disruption is presented between an original and modified image, individuals often fail to notice the change (Briggs and Davies, 2015). Previous researches on change blindness were established on the assumption that, in the absence of a visual disruption, the change would draw attention, leading to detection (Briggs and Davies, 2015). In fact, the participants can detect more changes with a disruption than without one. In the current study, fifty participants watched a series of images and tried to detect the changes (The Open University, 2015). The findings showed that the reaction time of the participants was less when the image changed from a phone to a stapler (congruent change).

Answer: Over the years, researchers wanted to investigate the change blindness and the...


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Question: TMA 02 Compare and contrast the existential and mindfulness approaches to understanding and working with fear and sadness. Which of these two approaches do you feel more drawn to and why? Mark 80% (OU Marking Scheme)

Answer: Existential and mindfulness approaches are two important ways of treatment that appeared...


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Question: TMA 02 EXAMINE AND ASSESS THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE COUNSELLOR’S SKILLS QUALITIES AND ETHICS CONTRIBUTE TO THE COUNSELLING RELATIONSHIP.

Answer: This essay will examine and assess how the skills, qualities and ethics...


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Question: TMA 02 Compare and contrast the existential and mindfulness approaches to understanding and working with fear and sadness. Which of these two approaches do you feel more drawn to and why?

Answer: This essay will compare and contrast the existential and mindfulness approaches to...


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Question: AN ANALYSIS OF CARL ROGERS' THEORY OF PERSONALITY

Answer: Since the study of personality began, personality theories have offered a wide...


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Question: Critically discuss the theoretical explanations put forward to explain alcohol dependence and discuss the rationale for prevention programmes for hazardous drinkers.

Answer: This assignment aims to evaluate current theoretical explanations that are relevant to...


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Question: Attempt to demarcate the essential features of the psychodynamic approach to counselling with examples of their expression in practice.

Answer: This approach has its roots in the psychoanalytic ideas of Sigmund Freud,...


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Question: Title: Utilising attachment theory and Erickson’s stages of psychosocial development in understanding psychological problems and issues associated with relationships.

Answer: Theory of psychosocial development (Erickson, 1959) Erickson believed that psychosocial development occurs...


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Question: TMA 02 Compare and contrast the person-centered approach and cognitive-behavioural approaches to understanding and working with fear and sadness. Which of these two approaches do you feel more drawn to and why?

Answer: The two therapies whilst aiming for similar outcomes are different in many...


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  • Subject: Counselling Studies
  • Course: Counselling Studies
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 85%
  • Words: 1782
  • Date submitted: October 27, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3409
  • Subject: Counselling Studies
  • Course: D240 Counselling: exploring fear and sadness
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 80%
  • Words: 2090
  • Date submitted: September 24, 2016
  • Date written: March, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7564
  • Subject: Counselling Studies
  • Course: D240 Counselling: exploring fear and sadness
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 80%
  • Words: 2113
  • Date submitted: September 24, 2016
  • Date written: March, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7563
  • Subject: Counselling Studies
  • Course: D171 Introduction to counselling
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 78%
  • Words: 1291
  • Date submitted: February 04, 2015
  • Date written: January, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6333
  • Subject: Counselling Studies
  • Course: D240
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 75%
  • Words: 1927
  • Date submitted: May 06, 2015
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6546
  • Subject: Counselling Studies
  • Course: Counselling Studies
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2395
  • Date submitted: May 06, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1530
  • Subject: Counselling Studies
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 69%
  • Words: 3497
  • Date submitted: May 06, 2009
  • Date written: July, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1528
  • Subject: Counselling Studies
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: Graduate
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 3302
  • Date submitted: May 07, 2009
  • Date written: May, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1536
  • Subject: Counselling Studies
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 3295
  • Date submitted: May 06, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1529
  • Subject: Counselling Studies
  • Course: D240
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 2002
  • Date submitted: November 16, 2010
  • Date written: July, 2010
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4216

Essay on Counselling Skills

2275 WordsJul 19th, 201310 Pages

The counselling process is based on the exchange of emotions between the client and the counsellor which aims to form an alliance (Hough, 1998). It involves the counsellor using skills in which they possess in order to communicate effectively with clients (Hough, 1998). This reflective essay clearly articulates my application of counselling skills used in this practice session and suggestions for improvement. It will provide a summary of the session, identification of a range of skills used and a brief explanation of the reasons for using the skill. It will also provide an evaluation of my application of the skills chosen, including verbatim examples, suggestions for improvement, also including verbatim examples to demonstrate what could…show more content…

A good way to let a client know you are listening is by the use of minimal responses including expressions and non verbal responses that occur in our everyday conversations (Geldard & Geldard, 2001). For example at the beginning of the session my client said “..., Sometimes I feel I choose my job or something else in my life over my uni...” I replied by nodding and made use of the expression “Mm-hmm”. I demonstrated this skill to allow the client to speak without interruptions and to verbally express my interest in her issue.
Another skill I used within this session is a technique also known as paraphrasing. Paraphrasing refers to stating in one’s own words what they think the client means helping to ensure their understanding and interest in the client (DeVito, 2010). I felt that I demonstrated this when the client said “As the term progresses I get lazier, but at the beginning of the semester I am productive, and it feels rewarding when I do, do well and I feel better about myself and everyone is proud of me as well when I get the results and stuff, but there’s this thing that comes into my mind that said I can’t do this and maybe I start rethinking about staying in uni and I start considering dropping it, so I can have more free time.” I reply by saying “Ok so you are saying that it is kind of a relief when the work is done, however you are finding it hard to kind of keep up, and maybe you don’t

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