Bacp dilemma counselling

You email the client a scanned copy of an article relevant to something that came up in session. She emails you back to say thank you, and then asks a question related to her therapy, which you feel duty-bound to answer, so you do; before you know it, there is regular email exchange taking place.

Bacp dilemma counselling

Areas of Counselling and Therapy We Deal With:

I will brief because I have a rule not to write essays for students. Rogers' stages contain a wisdom, but they are totally out of sync with the rest of his work.

They seems to be prescriptive, formulaic and sequential. Being Person Centred is to be none of those things, indeed even to challenge their value. In my view the seven stages should not be taught to students as they start to see clients because they convey the wrong message.

So my advice is to use them with a VERY light touch. I'm feeling just a little uncomfortable with the word review". I realise that I may be taking a meaning from that word which you do not intend.

It is important that you do not act in any way which the client could construe as 'conditional'. You are a good client if you get better, meet the goals we have agreed, not behave in certain ways. Hopefully you get some sense of my concern about about 'review'.

I guess the answer is that the client reviews herself, but see it as a journey that you travel together rather than the client saying what works. Drink drugs and suicide Question: I would be grateful if you could send me any information that you might have on Carl Rogers concept of suicide idealogy, suicide contracts, impact of drug issues on therapy, etc.

Found what you're looking for?

I do not feel able to speak for Carl Rogers, but I can speak for myself. I would never dream of using a suicide contract, it is a condition of worth and therefore more a part of the problem that the solution.

In many situations I see suicide as logical and rational. If I thought that I was utterly alone in the world and that not a soul understood me I thing I would want to leave this world.

Bacp dilemma counselling

My options would be to go mad or commit suicide. I think my own preference would be suicide. When my client comes to me and tells me that he or she is considering suicide I attempt to enter her world.

To understand the hopelessness which has brought her to this point.

Counselling in the Purley, Croydon, Caterham, South London - Jenny McClymont

If I can succeed in truly doing that, and convey my knowing of the client's world to her, then I think it unlikely that she will commit suicide.

I attempt nothing else - just that. It is hard and enough. Similar considerations apply to drink and drugs. It is very rare that they are really the problem, usually a symptom of a deeper problem. I therefore ignore drink and drugs and leave the client to talk about his real problem.

Often to concentrate on drink and drugs is a way of colluding with the client in avoiding the real issues.[Written in late ] Although I have already written a sixteen thousand word essay analyzing the work of Alice Miller—my favorite writer in the psychology field—over the years several people have asked that I create a shorter, more concise, easier-to-read version.

I have finally done so—and have gone in a few new directions too Before I begin the new essay, I want to make a few. The idea of counselling has been around for hundreds of years and in each culture there have been ways to help people who have or are experiencing emotional or psychological distress (Frank, ).

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Lutterworth. 4, likes · talking about this · 14 were here.

BACP is the largest professional. BACP is the professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK. We exist for one simple reason - counselling changes lives. Counselling Dilemma: Confidentiality Issues with a Teenager You work as a counsellor for an organisation that offers counselling services to the general public.


The free service is aimed at community members who cannot afford counselling services otherwise. This Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy is published by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP House, 15 St John’s Business Park, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 4HB.

Alice Miller in a Nutshell: A Brief Critique | Wild Truth