What is Counseling?
Counseling provides a supportive, non-judgmental relationship which helps a client to work on issues of confusion, change and choice making within their own lives enabling them to work towards living more comfortable life.
Counselors/clients relationship is a solely working relationship. Counseling does not include giving advice. Clients are autonomous in their own lives, and dignity must always be accorded to them. It is acknowledged that counseling may be needed before the client can appreciate personal autonomy.
“Counseling” is a term which encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including different attitudes and skills. At our Counseling Center all of our staff members strive to reflect these in counseling.
Counselors’ Relationship with Clients
The dignity and autonomy of the client is paramount in the counseling relationship. Counselors are expected to show this believe through respecting the client during the session, in supervision, and in written notes.
The material of counseling sessions must always remain confidential both within and out of the center. Personal identification details are withheld in group supervision in order to preservation clients’ anonymity.
In order to maintain professional boundaries and to ensure that the focus remains on the therapy sessions , counselors do no disclose personal information about themselves or about any other staff members nor have contact outside the therapeutic structure.
Counselor will not engage in any social, professional or sexual contacts, either during or after the therapeutic contract, with any client at this center.
Counselors must be aware of their own clinical limitations and be prepared to discuss with both client and supervisor about possible referral to different agency or appropriate source of help.
Supervision is not a “training” but an opportunity to facilitate the existing and developing clinical and personal skills of the counselor.
* Anything written in this document are changeable by Heart Clinic Inc. without notice.