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Responding reflectively to our clients can be a challenging skill to develop when we are trained in advisory and solution focused models. In the counselling skills training group this week we brainstormed together all of the possible road blocks to reflecting with our clients.

Here is a summary of what was collated:

Trying to make ‘it’ OK for our client
Meeting requirements of our workplace assessment form
Focusing on an outcome
The Almighty Urge to ASK QUESTIONS
Lack of practice
Worry about getting the reflection ‘wrong’
To bring these road blocks to life, let’s consider how these challenges may appear in response to the following client statement:

‘My last diet resulted in me gaining 5 kg more than I started with. It was a disaster.’

Read on to learn more………

Read Issue 14

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