COUN5239 Unit 4 DB 1 - COUN5239 Unit 4 DB 1 Key Concepts of Person-Centered Therapy Client comment 1\"I have no idea what to do and I hope you can tell

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COUN5239 Unit 4 DB 1 Key Concepts of Person-Centered Therapy Client comment 1: "I have no idea what to do, and I hope you can tell me." Counselor Response 1: I don’t want to seem misleading, I hear you want an answer from me to tell you what to do but I would rather you take a moment and think about the situation from a different perspective. Now, I really wished that I could tell you what ideas would be best. When options arise, think about which idea seems best for the moment for I would rather hear what ideas you come up with first. “What do you think?” And, if the client is persistent on hearing the counselor’s idea(s) rather than his own, then my approach would be: I noticed this is a pattern that you want others to make decisions for you. It is not easy for me to give you the answer and I hope you believe me that I don’t have the answers for you that I wish I could give you; however, I believe that will enable you to be the best that you can be, choosing to share your own inner creativity (Capella, 2016). (Positive Regards). Client comment 2: "My mother thinks I'm making the wrong decision and that makes me so angry. She is always trying to control me." Counselor Response 2: I hear you saying that your mom does not think that you can make a decision that is right for you and this make you angry. It must be frustrating to feel as though you cannot make choices without your mother’s input. It seems like your mother doesn’t have a lot of trust in your abilities to make sound choices. I understand that you want her (mom) to support you in making choices that you feel good about. I am confident that you can make a choice
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