Being a counselor or a psychotherapist must have certain qualities towards the approaches that have during their counseling sessions with their clients. The counselor in my locality also possesses some great qualities towards the approaches that she adopted while her sessions. The thoughts that came after going though the approaches that my counselor follows is discussed in this essay.
She possesses skills like listening, showing empathy, thinking critically and loads more falls under the categories for being a good counselor. My local counselor reflects all the essential qualities that a counselor must have within themselves.
Empathy is considered to be the one of the most essential component for a counselor. It helps the counselor to analyze the inner feeling of a particular counselee. This component helps in the exploration of the thought s, feelings of the client without being asking them directly.
Communication skills are also considered to be another important component along with the ethical issues that a counselor need follow. Strong skills of communication can help in a positive direction for the sessions of the counselee. My local counselor also possesses the ethical issues, that comes into the consideration during the session in one of the vital component, as during the session of the counseling, a counselee may get attracted towards the counselor but vice versa is considered to be unethical from the end of the counselee.
Thinking critically also enhances the quality of the counselor. It is a power of thought in which the counselor can think in all the possible ways for the guidance of the counselee. Therefore, the counselor possesses all the approaches that will guide and the help the counselee.
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