therefore the counselor must be sincerely willingly relating to their clients without hiding behind a professional face. Unconditional positive regard means that the counselor should accept the client for who they truly are without judging, interrupting, and disapproving of certain actions and feelings that the client may be feeling or experiencing. Rogers believes that the counselor should also be willing to listen to their client without giving personal advice. Lastly, empathy refers to an emotional understanding towards the client during sessions. (p. 125) The article
CLIENT CENTERED THERAPY3explains how a way to show empathy is by “active listening.” Other techinques include eye contact and repeating back what the client said about their emotions during a session. This technique shows that the counselor is listening to their client carefully and the opportunity for theclient to review his or her feelings/thoughts. All of the techniques and information provided in the article are very important to CCT considering how struggling people need someone to show that someone cares and that they need assurance when it comes to a point in their life that he or she feel uncertain with themselves and the situation that they are going through. Majority of people in this world really wants someone to understand them. The Bible talks a lot about
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