Contracting: Poor Practice & Good Practice

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    • 00:01

      [Contracting: poor practice]

    • 00:04

      COUNSELOR: Hi, Michael

    • 00:05

      MICHAEL: Hi.

    • 00:06

      COUNSELOR: We've got 50 minutes.I wondered if you wanted to start by telling mea bit about yourself.And maybe some of the reasons that have brought you here.

    • 00:13

      MICHAEL: OK.Yeah.Great.So I don't know.It's really nice to be able to talk to somebody, actually.Because, you know, you talk to your friends,and you feel like you're moaning all the time.And they get annoyed with you and whatever.But basically, the problem is, I broke up from my girlfriendrecently.We were in a long term relationship.

    • 00:35

      MICHAEL [continued]: We just moved in together.And I don't know, it's just been really hard.I guess.I know that sounds kind of simple, but--you don't want to complain too much to your friends,but, the thing is, you spend so much time with the personand then they're just not there anymore.And it's like, well, how do I fill that time?You know?

    • 00:56

      MICHAEL [continued]: It's been difficult. And, like I said, I don't want to, kind of,go on and on, and whatever.And it's, kind of, divided our friends.

    • 01:05

      COUNSELOR: So it sounds like you're looking for a spaceto talk about some of these things.

    • 01:09

      MICHAEL: That's true.And the hardest thing, for me, isthat you spend so much time with that person,and then, suddenly, that times just-- you haveto fill it with something else.And that's, kind of, I think that's the impossiblething about it.Because you can't.Because we moved in together.

    • 01:31

      MICHAEL [continued]: And now there's this, I don't know,there's just this issue about moving out, and whatever.I mean, we didn't get the house that long ago.So there's issues with signing stuff.

    • 01:41

      COUNSELOR: So you're dealing with lots of difficult feelingsat the moment, as well as having to dealwith all the practical stuff around breaking up.

    • 01:49

      MICHAEL: Yeah.It's been tough, like I say.And then there's been a few issues at work and stuff.And I think I think it's startingto effect me and my work.

    • 01:59

      COUNSELOR: Mhm.

    • 02:02

      MICHAEL: Just a lack of motivation, I suppose.I don't really want to do anything.I'm kind of--I don't know.I don't know if I'm depressed, but I don't reallysee the point in working for anything, because you go homeand there's nobody there.You know?You turn on the TV, and watch TV.But my mind is always just on her, kind of thing.

    • 02:23

      MICHAEL [continued]: Like I said, I always feel like I'm complaining.But then, I suppose, it's OK to, kind of, complain to you.

    • 02:29

      COUNSELOR: I wonder why it feels like complaining.

    • 02:31

      MICHAEL: I don't know really.I suppose-- I don't know.Our relationship was a little bit like that, maybe.

    • 02:36

      COUNSELOR: Mhm.

    • 02:38

      MICHAEL: I think that she didn't reallywant me to have any problems.

    • 02:42

      COUNSELOR: Mhm.

    • 02:43

      MICHAEL: And I just kind of had to deal with--[Contracting: Good practice]

    • 02:49

      COUNSELOR: Hi, Michael.

    • 02:50

      MICHAEL: Hi.

    • 02:50

      COUNSELOR: We've got 15 minutes.I wondered if you wanted to start by telling mea bit about yourself.And maybe some of the reasons that have brought you here.

    • 02:58

      MICHAEL: OK.Yeah.Great.So I don't know.It's really nice to be able to talk to somebody, actually.Because you talk to your friends,and you feel like you're moaning all the time,and they get annoyed with you, and whatever.But, basically, the problem is, I broke up from my girlfriendrecently.We were in a long term relationship.

    • 03:19

      MICHAEL [continued]: We just moved in together.And it's just been really hard, I guess.I know that sounds kind of simple.But you don't want to complain too much to your friends,but, the thing is, you spend so much time with the person,and then they're just not there anymore.And it's like, well, how do I fill that time?You know?

    • 03:40

      COUNSELOR: So it sounds like there's quite a lot of thingsthat you'd like to bring here.

    • 03:44

      MICHAEL: Yeah.

    • 03:45

      COUNSELOR: Before we start, I'd likeus to look at the contract.So we can discuss how we work together.I sent it.I wondered whether you had a chance to look at it,and if so, whether you have any questions or anythingyou wanted to talk over.

    • 03:58

      MICHAEL: Yeah, no.I read over it.I just wanted to know, this information, the stuff I say,will you be passing that on to my doctor?

    • 04:08

      COUNSELOR: So you're bringing up the issue of confidentiality.And, obviously, everything that is discussed hereis confidential.Unless I'm seriously concerned about your welfare,or the welfare of other people.But I would, obviously, discuss getting in contact with anyone,with you prior.So that we could talk about it.

    • 04:26

      MICHAEL: OK.

    • 04:27

      COUNSELOR: So if you're happy with this,can I get you to sign it?

    • 04:30

      MICHAEL: Yeah.Of course.

    • 04:31

      COUNSELOR: OK.Thank you.So.

    • 04:41

      MICHAEL: So my girlfriend.Yeah.It's been a quite difficult time recently.Been struggling for a little bit of motivation at work.

Contracting: Poor Practice & Good Practice

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Two examples of how to approach contracting are presented, one displaying good practice and one poor practice.

Contracting: Poor Practice & Good Practice

Two examples of how to approach contracting are presented, one displaying good practice and one poor practice.

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