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Guest post: The counselling relationship

This post is very kindly written by a psychology friend of mine, Gemma Sweet. Read the full text for more information.

People use counsellors to get help and understanding for their problems. However, whether this works or not depends on how good the counsellor is, how able the client is to speak about their problems and the relationship between the two. The relationship between the two can be demanding and hard work. It’s hard for the client to speak for hours to someone they don’t know about personal problems and it’s hard for the counsellor to be non judgemental and to actively listen for hours. The client may have trouble accepting the counsellor as being genuine; they might not trust them to keep their information confidential which can cause them to hold back. There are boundaries that can arise in the counselling relationship.

Read more to learn about the client-counsellor relationship.

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Continue Reading December 5, 2010 at 7:13 pm 2 comments

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