By providing privacy in a safe and regular space where a person can feel at ease and under no pressure is vital. Expecting or encouraging a client to behave as the counsellor would behave if confronted with a similar problem in their own life.
The counsellor may encourage the client to examine parts of their lives that they may have found difficult or impossible to face before.
Possibly from a different point of view. See our page: Counselling Approaches for more information about different approaches to counselling, including psychodynamic, humanist and behavioural. Typical responsibilities include: Providing counselling face to face, over the telephone, or online Working with individuals, families or groups Keeping confidential records Building a relationship of trust and respect with clients Listening to clients' concerns, empathising with them, and helping them to see things more clearly or in a different way Typical employers of counsellors Vacancies arise within dedicated counselling services, the NHS including hospitals and GP surgeriesschools, colleges, universities, charities, addiction agencies, disability support groups and larger companies.
The counsellor will build a therapeutic alliance.
Getting emotionally involved with the client. For example, a Counsellor working in the healthcare sector may be required to shifts during the evening or weekend.
Resources, that create the correct conditions to help the client. This is often followed by considering ways in which the client may change such behaviours without stress.