Describe Some Aspects of Your Learning About Helping in a Counselling Way and What This Has Taught You About Yourself
Term 1, Coursework essay: 19th February 2013 (submission date)
Author: Monica Malkani
Describe some aspects of your learning about helping in a counselling way and what this has taught you about yourself
This essay aims to address a number of aspects of counselling that I have found particularly interesting since starting the introductory course in Counselling in October 2012. This will include a brief history of counselling; what it means to help in a “counselling way” from both a client and counsellor’s perspective and what the course has taught me as an individual.
Reflecting on the history of counselling and considering today’s society and culture, I believe there is …show more content…
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