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Skills to be a true counselor!



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.

Counselling Skills

A good counselor must possess certain skills to enable him/her to perform effectively. These skills are:

Active Listening

Observation

Use of Encouragers

Questioning

Reflection of facts and feelings

Summarizing


The counseling process is best delivered using the  acronym:
   G-greet
   A-ask
   T-tell
   H-help
   E-explain
   R-return visit, Repeat, Reflect, Refer.

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