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How do clients view the counseling process? How do counselors and therapists view their experiences in working with clients? Experiences of Counselling in Action answers these and other questions by presenting personal accounts of individual clients and counselors. Each individual relates their distinct counseling experience by exploring such issues as identity, expectations, trust, power, and the client-counselor relationship. In addition, each examines the intense personal meaning of “success” or “failure” in their respective roles. Tightly edited and well-written, this impressive volume provides important insights into this crucial dimension of the counseling experience. It will prove of great value to students and professionals in the areas of mental health, counseling and clinical psychology, and social work. “A strikingly original book…. A carefully crafted tapestry of chapters ...
Chapter 5: The Client Becomes a Counsellor
The Client Becomes a Counsellor
On Being a Client
I often feel I must have started life in search of meaning—at least that is the way it seems—and having been a client or a patient for over eight years, I now pursue that interest in meaning in my work as a counsellor.
Probably my very first ‘therapy’ experience was of an unwitting kind. I found ...