D85.docx - Person-centered theory focuses on a genuine relationship and understanding between client and counselor and uses acceptance and care to

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Person-centered theory focuses on a genuine relationship and understanding between client and counselor and uses acceptance and care to encourage change. (Corey, 2017) The following are some examples of statements that could be used by the counselor to encourage the client to grow.Client: "I have no idea what to do, and I hope you can tell me."Counselor: I can understand it can be overwhelming trying to figure out your next step, but, I can assure you I don’t have all the answers. What I can do is help you work through the pros and cons of each option, so we can work out what is best for you.This response demonstrates that the counselor understands the client’s perspective and wants to help him do what is best for him.Client: “My mother thinks I'm making the wrong decision and that makes me so angry. She is always trying to control me.”Counselor: I can certainly see it being frustrating when your mom is questioning your decisions. Though
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