1. Environmental Barriers (ventilation, lighting, chairs,
2. Positive Initiation of dialogue with patient following initial
3. Tuning into nonverbal body language,
4. Use of appropriate closed questions,
5. Use of appropriate open questions,
6. Problem identification,
8. Use of silence,
9. Mutual goal settings,
10. Therapeutic climate/alliance (rapport, trust, etc.),
11. Embedding of Maslow Hierarchy of Needs embedding,
12. Overall empathy.
Person centred counselling in action
In order to achieve P3, you will need to review the
strengths and weaknesses of your own
counselling skills development and practice.
You will need to identify and explain the skills
identified in the feedback sheet and provide an
explanation for each of them.
You will need to review the strengths and
weaknesses of own counselling skills.
Your review must identify:
The general feedback you received for each of the
points on the feedback sheet,
How well/not well you felt you demonstrated that
What improvements/changes you might need to
make to your own counselling practice in order to
ensure that your skills are demonstrated better.
Care plan a definition ….
A care plan is an agreement between a service
user and your health professional (and/or social
services) to help you manage your health day-to-
day. It can be a written document or something
recorded in your patient notes.
Everyone who has a long-term condition can take
part in making their care plan. It helps to assess
what care you need and how it will be provided.
Update on Ms Vinnel….
After spending the last 12 weeks counselling Mrs
Vinnel, and she seemed to have made some
4 weeks after your last session with Mrs Vinnel, you
are contacted by the local hospital which notifies you
that she attempted suicide by throwing herself off her
second floor balcony and that for their safety her
children have now been taken into care.
She is currently in hospital and under observation
until she stabilises, she has a fractured spine, broken
eye socket and dislocated her hip bones and the
doctor has requested some information, from you and
some suggestion with regards to her care plan.
How might integrating counselling skills at this stage
support her care plan ?
M1 – Factsheet and Care Plan
You will need to create a fictional care plan for Ms
You will need to research the following key theorist
and read into their perspectives with regards to
person centred counselling :
You will need using the Mrs Vinnel Case study to
identify what are the benefits and downsides of
implementing counselling skills within a care plan
looking at the benefits and downsides using evidence
from the theorist identified above and making links to
Carl Rogers … an introduction …