The Self Influence On Counsellor Efficacy, Client Awareness And Psychotherapeutic Benefit

2384 Words Sep 29th, 2016 10 Pages
This essay will be in two parts, it will examine the self through case studies of theoretical and reflective approaches. The first part will research the self influence on counsellor efficacy, client awareness and psychotherapeutic benefit. The self will be examined on its influence of counsellor effectiveness, client responsiveness and psychotherapeutic benefit. The self is defined by Cooley (1983); as a natural part of a human being. Wood & Wood (1999) define the self as human thoughts that are linked to their personal experiences. The structure of self will be examined through case study by Harter (1982) her ‘self’ perception profiles of children through to adults. The subcategories of the self will be examined by Birndoff (2005) research on the perception of social competence and self worth in children. Fosha (2005) research of client responsiveness to the client counsellor relationship is called true other this will be examined. Fosha (2005) defines true other as the client is understood by the counsellor in a deep and meaningful way; the client has deep feelings of being listened to and a deep sense of being supported by the counsellor. The healing qualities of the psychotherapeutic process is called the affirmation process; this will be examined by Fosha (2005); Affirmation of self is defined as the process when the client feels acknowledged, accepted, understood and appreciated by the counsellor. Fosha (2005) research will be used to see how the counsellors…

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