Reflective Listening Essay

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Register to read the introduction… This time gave me an opportunity to undertake reflective listening through active listening which according to Rogers (1975) in his “client-centered” therapy argues that it encourages the client to share the information in more depth than if I was only asking directive questions. This enabled me to gain information when the client brought out the underlying issues including those that I had not thought about. The active listening also improved my relationship with the client since I was able to express acceptance by avoiding any expression of disagreement or judgement thus making him open up and also trust me as his couselor. This method also left me with enough time to explore and diagnose the issue thus noting the new ways of approach to the …show more content…
It is in this session that I helped the client to focus on the wider issues around the problem. This I achieved through challenging the client positively by asking him if he thought whether the situation would still have ended the same way it was if he did things differently. I also inquired whether he thought there were reasons that made the individual behave the way she did. These questions also allowed my client to express his emotions regarding the situation which would be helpful for him since he would be able to release the tension he had concerning the situations. This was through talking about the thoughts and the feelings he had stored in his mind. Use of these questions also had a part to play in improving our relationship since he saw some genuine interest and care on my part to be able to take my time to listen to his problems without any interruptions (Mike, 2008). The second stage basically involved my reflections and attitudes of my client’s feelings. I involved both theoretical and my own ideas in building the relationship with my client in order to reach into a consensus and be able to provide a solution to the problem at …show more content…
Before we agreed on the way forward, I took time to inquire from the client which plans he had in mind to deal with the situation at hand. As the client expressed these strategies, I showed positive regard without any judgment which allowed the client to see success due to acceptance and lack of condemnation on my part. After he mentioned them, we discussed them to see how effective they would be in dealing with the problem. I later began engaging the client in the discussion where I began by telling him what I thought about the situation and developed a list of issues regarding my concerns. I also gave him a chance to think about my action proposal. Some of the proposals that I made to my client included whether he had considered seeing a professional counselor regarding the situation he and his family were going through. I would give him time to reflect in the idea after which he would express what he thought about the different issues I asked

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