of Ana and how she looked depressed and anxious. It helped also to show issues of unresolved development and repressed trauma (Bran dell and Perlman, 2010). According to the article, psychoanalytic therapy is a lengthy process which involves several sessions before complete recovery. Hence, Ana must prepare herself since she had never attended one before. Counselor Role The counselor plays an important role during the counseling of Ana. According to an article by Elliot (2011), Ana has a right to her privacy, hence the counselor before any session
CASE STUDY 3 should guarantee Ana’s confidentiality so that she can gain trust and open up more during the therapy. The relationship between Ana and the counselor must be good thus help to provide a safe and confidential environment. In Ana’s situation, the counselor seems to be friendly, hence Ana feels free and open up what she is going through and admits that she was in for the therapy. However, counselor role is not to give an answer to the problems of the client, but is to empower the client with unrestricted positive comments and provide the client with safe therapeutic surroundings where clients can offload their life's problem (Elliot, 2011). Also, the role of the counselor to Ana is to help her develop techniques which help her to appreciate and accept her current situation or reverse it. Client’s Role Ana seems to have issues with her parents despite that they have the resource that can solve Ana’s problem. Thus, during training Ana must show activeness so that the counselor can
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