I want to share how much I enjoyed week five , it was one of my most enjoyable weekly sessions of this course so far. There was a bit of laughter and easy going fun, with one of our helper/helpee practise sessions. For one of our helper/helpee role practises was breaking the ‘boundaries’ from a helpee towards a helper. While role playing I was the ‘helpee’ and I purposely had to go over the line, and express and say unnecessarily things, as well as ask my helper questions like ”what do you think I should do” and “would you do that, im right aren’t’t I?
” I used what we were told to see how our helper would react and how they would respond by this, with them using there helper skills. Carrie’ who was my helper responded by asking , “ Why do you feel that’s important” As well as paraphrasing back what I had shared with her, I also went on to ask more questions, and she replied, “This is your time, its about you”. As a helper that was a very competent approached through role play even though I was trying to break the boundaries, the helper remembered her skills. I Page 11
feel this was the best outcome for her to say back towards me. On one of our ’triad’ works, what we did was to also break the ‘Boundaries’. When it was my turn to become a helper, I started by going through my confidentially and boundaries. Stating our time boundaries, as I feel that its very important, our session was for only 10 minuets through practise, but in a real life situation, and a helpee/clinent had turned up 20 minuets late and there appointment was for 50 minuets, and it started at 9. 00am and they didn’t attend till 9.
The Term Paper on Reflective essay -Counselling session
In this reflective essay I will provide an analysis of the counselling session I conducted and recorded. This will include a summary of the session. I will also describe the micro and advanced counselling skills utalised, as well as a critical evaluation of their effectiveness. A discussion of my application of these skills, as well as areas of possible improvement will supported by reference to ...
20, the appointment would still end at 9. 50am, as I belief this boundaries must be kept to, professionally to the helper, and even more towards the helpee, so they can understand the time boundaries of the session, so they know that is just as important for them, and they know that is ‘there’ time for them to share or just gather their thoughts,, I feel its very important to to understand that your boundaries will be pushed as a helper,, with question, time limits, as a helper, its essential to establish the boundaries and to remember the
limits of it, and as well as having boundaries outside a helpers/helpee session, I see its good to make clear in a helping session whats shared in the session stays there, and not to be spoken out outside, for example I think that if I was in the future in a counselling role, and a helpee/client approached me or a helper outside the session, weather its in the car park Page 12 of the session or a week on the line at an event/or shopping, and a helpee approached me with the issue or another issue, that would be inappropriate, I would then have to explain its breaking our contract of
boundaries, aswell have to explain its important that what they made need to express, in the best interest for them, with to my boundaries, they should be listened to in the best way possible and definitely not outside of the session, I would also like to share my thoughts of a non relationship outside of the session as its very inappropriate in both parties, a helpee may offer a dinner/lunch outside the helper/helpee role, which again will be breaking the boundaries witch will be again stated at the beginning of a helpers sessions,