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themselves. Humans have a need to be loved and when they don’t feel that from their caretakers they develop self-doubt and grow up to be what they feel others want them to be and not who they really are (Seibles, 2018).Client comment 3: "I only came along because my wife made me. I just didn't want to listen to her continuing to nag. Counseling is stupid, and I don't believe it will help me at all!"I understand that you seem really bothered and upset with your wife for nagging you about beinghere today (Positive Regard). Let’s talk a little bit about how her nagging makes you feel and why you believe counseling won’t help you. I believe that you can leave our session today with some tools that can help you and your wife (Congruence). Showing the client that you are accepting and not judgmental of their emotions opens the door for him/her to express those emotions. This is crucial in building a strong understanding of the client’s personal feelings and emotions (Corey, 2015). Client comment 4: "I'm going to school, I have a job, and I'm taking care of two kids and trying to make time for my husband. Most days, I don't even know where to begin."My goodness it sounds like you have a very hectic and exhausting schedule (Empathy). I would really like to hear what you want for yourself? I have recognized his/her frustration and