The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate the application of appropriate counselling skills and techniques that you have been exposed to in this unit.
Make a recording of a face-to-face counselling session of 30 minutes in duration. Transcribe 10 minutes of the recording and submit. You will need to ensure that the transcription provides adequate material to answer this part of the question. The transcription does not need to be consecutive. Please record the starting time and ending time of each element of the transcription.
While this may be a real-life situation or a role-play scenario, the client should not be a member of your family nor a very close friend.
Part B: Written reflection on your counselling skills/techniques base on the transcript
The purpose of this part of the assignment is to demonstrate an ability to reflect on and assess your counselling skills and yourself as a therapist, including the ability to identify areas for improvement. Using examples drawn from a transcript of your counselling session you must demonstrate the use of generic skills in combination with one of the therapies studied in this unit. Please ensure that:
The ability to open the interview is demonstrated
The ability to assist client to explore the issue, set goals and determine course of action is demonstrated
The ability to apply person-centred skills demonstrated
In addition, this assessment requires you to critically evaluate your skills by addressing the following:
Where, in hindsight, do you feel you could have done or said something differently to be more effective, with examples of what you might have said or done differently?
Provide a brief outline of how you might continue to work with this client in future sessions.