•C – care and compassion for your client.
•O – observant
•U – understanding
•N – nurturing
•S – sensitive
•E – empathetic
•L – loving
•O – optimistic
•R – reliable and respectful
Type of Counselling
•INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING-Enhances the establishment of prompt rapport, confidentiality and expression of feelings.
•GROUP COUNSELLING-Is especially important for individuals with similar challenges. For example PLWHA, Antenatal clients, high-risk group etc.
•COUPLE COUNSELLING-Is often required for those with sensitive issues that affects both partners.
A good counselor must possess certain skills to enable him/her to perform effectively. These skills are:
•Use of Encouragers
•Reflection of facts and feelings
The counseling process is best delivered using the acronym:
R-return visit, Repeat, Reflect, Refer.