Having sold over 15,000 copies since first publication, Psychosynthesis Counselling in Action is the definitive introduction to the principles and techniques of psychosynthesis. Pitched clearly and accessibly, it explains how the counsellor or psychotherapist can incorporate psychosynthesis into their own work with clients.
Chapter 6: The Middle Phase of Counselling
The Middle Phase of Counselling
The initial phase of counselling often brings many insights and revelations which can give the client a new sense of freedom. Furthermore, if the counsellor has become an adequate external unifying centre for the client, one which has mirrored her fundamental all-rightness, the result will be an emerging sense of identity. Hopefully, the counsellor has modelled for the client the capacity for a broad perspective, an inclusive awareness and an empathic possibility for human relationships. This model eventually needs to be internalized by the client.
Our individuality, personal being or ‘I’, is profoundly influenced by an on-going empathic relationship with another human being. The counsellor provides this ground of being for the client as the client ...