Counselling in the Polish Community

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Part 1
1. B Briefly describe how you could support Vara to work with her uncertainty and difficulties about making the right choice for her future It is important for the counsellor to understand and incorporate any cultural concerns into the sessions. This may include the counsellor researching the role or males (or husbands) and relationship separations (especially initiated by women) within polish community.
I would assist and support the client to become aware of their own feelings and the reasons they are feeling this way. I would explore the client’s childhood development and transition through the appropriate development stages and work with the client to work through any un-resolved or unfinished stages to allow appropriate
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Part 2
5. Explain how you will monitor and review Vara’s and your own perception of the counselling process to ensure it remains of value
It is important to review, at regular intervals the client progression against the treatment plan and goals. If it is identified that the client is not progressing as expected it is important to understand why and address these issues.
Some examples of the cause of lack of progression may include:  The client is resistant to change and not yet ready to make change  The counselling process is too fast paced for the client  The client has changing priorities and the goals may need to be changed Assignment 2 – Week 10
Facilitate the Counselling Process
Mark Nichols

The values and attitude of the counsellor may be detrimental to the process
The client / counsellor relationship is not developed sufficient trust

It may also be of benefit for the counsellor to undergo regular supervision. This process is undertaken with a more experienced counsellor who provides guidance and support to the less experienced counsellor.
The supervisor may be able to provide opportunities for professional development for the counsellor, with the objective of improved communication and counselling of the client. This can include reviewing the clients own values and attitudes, or providing alternative perspective on the treatment plan for the


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