Essay: describe and critique one of the models studied on the module(psychodynamic, person centred and cognitive behavioural) - 1500 words.
In this essay you need to address: How do humans develop? How do they come to be ‘distressed’? How can they get well again including how the therapy works? A critique of the model including its effectiveness for a diverse and multicultural Britain in the 21st century.
Skills reflection: describe and comment on the use of one key counselling skillillustrating this with examples from your own skills experience – 1500 words. Select and describe one key counselling skill. Discuss which stage of the counselling process this skill would be used and why. Reflect on your own feelings and thoughts when using this counselling [url removed, login to view] how the skill impacts on the interpersonal relationship with the client.
Identify the dangers and limitations on the use of this skill. Discuss issues that might relate to diversity when using this skill. Comment on your own level of competence and plans to develop this. Illustrate your answer from your own experiences in skills practice either as the listener or the client.