Counselling Techniques

Counselling Techniques

CounsellingTechniques

CounsellingTechniques

Thefollowing transcript is between me as the counselor in a privatepractice with a Irene, a 40-year-old woman. The woman is in arelationship with a man. The abusive man is not present in theinterview, and he is not aware of the counselling. The woman alsodoubles as a nurse at one of the major hospital.

Counselor:So Irene, would you please talk to me about your feelings, emotions,and thoughts about you living in the safe roof with an abusive man.Can you think of anytime this past few days when you were frustratedand about to let go?

Irene:Yes, it was on Thursday evening when had just came back from work.Getting home, I found my boyfriend in the house, and even beforegreeting as like before, he immediately grabbed my hand and startedinsulting me and accused me of infidelity.

Counselor:Sorry, I understand your situation. Let’s move on. What wentthrough your mind?

Irene:I guess I was of the idea that he does not understand and appreciateme.

Counselor:Hmm that is known as automatic thought, and everybody has them. Meier(2011) explains that they are thoughts that pops up immediatelywithout putting any effort, and has a huge impact on your emotions.You ought to talk to him when he is relaxed because whatever feelingsyou have now are emotions which are distorted even though it has somevalidity in it.

References

Meier,A. (2011). Counsellingand therapy techniques: Theory and practice.London: SAGE.