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Ethics in Counselling

106 – Unethical Behaviour in Counselling

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106 – Unethical Behaviour in Counselling Using Assessment Tools in Counselling – Levels of Training In episode 106 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes discuss the use of assessment tools in counselling. In ‘Practice Matters’, Rory then looks at the various forms of unethical behaviour in counselling. Finally, the presenters talk about…

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Special Edition – National Counselling Society

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Special Edition – National Counselling Society In response to a number of questions posed by the Counselling Tutor Facebook group, the National Counselling Society (NCS) agreed to work with the Counselling Tutor team to create a podcast to respond to those questions. NCS wrote the show notes for this episode. NCS are delighted to have created…

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104 – Confidentiality in HIV/AIDS Counselling

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104 – Confidentiality in HIV/AIDS Counselling Preparing for Residentials – What Is a Professional Body? In episode 104 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes discuss residentials that form part of counselling courses. In ‘Practice Matters’, Rory then talks about the differences between professional (or ethical) bodies and awarding bodies. The podcast…

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099 – How to Dress as a Counsellor

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099 – How to Dress as a Counsellor Friendships with Clients – Progression Routes after Level 3 In episode 99 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes discuss the thorny issue of whether it’s possible to become friends with a former client. In ‘Practice Matters’, Rory discusses how to dress as a counsellor. He…

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094 – Data Protection and Counselling

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094 – Can We Ever Be Truly Non-Biased? – GDPR – Feeling Judged by Your Personal Counsellor In episode 94 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes debate whether we can ever be truly non-biased. In ‘Practice Matters’, Rory covers the new General Data Protection Regulation for Europe. Finally, the presenters talk…

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090 – Reflexivity in Counselling

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090 – Joining an Ethical Body – Sex in the Therapy Room – Being a Reflexive Practitioner In episode 90 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes describe the importance of joining an ethical body as a student member. In ‘Practice Matters’, Rory provides an overview on how to work with issues…

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089 – Counselling Research

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089 – Direct Questions from Clients – How Research Informs Practice – Understanding Agency Policies In episode 89 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes talk about how to respond when a client asks you a direct question. In ‘Practice Matters’, Rory describes the importance of research for counselling. Finally, the presenters…

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088 – Reflective Journaling in Counselling

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088 – Reflective Journal Writing – Working with Clients Going through Court – Disclosing Personal Problems as a Student In episode 88 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes offer tips on writing a reflective journal (a common requirement of counselling training courses). In ‘Practice Matters’, Rory talks about what you need…

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086 – Working with Suicidal Clients in Counselling

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086 – Touch in Counselling – Working with Suicidal Clients – Anxiety When Working in Groups In episode 86 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes look at the difficult issue of touch in counselling. In ‘Practice Matters’, Rory describes strategies from his experience of working with suicidal clients. The presenters end…

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083 – BACP Ethical Framework 2018

Counselling Tutor Podcast 83: BACP Ethical Framework 2018 - Interview with Professor Tim Bond

Special Edition: Interview with Professor Tim Bond This episode is dedicated to the BACP Ethical Framework 2018 update. Rory Lees-Oakes interviews Professor Tim Bond, who serves as consultant to the BACP on its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. Tim is also the author of Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action (4th edition) (Sage,…

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080 – Counselling Clients with Domestic Violence

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080 – Domestic Abuse – Trauma-Informed Practice – Cognitive Dissonance In episode 80 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes talk about counselling clients who are affected by domestic abuse. ‘Practice Matters’ discusses trauma-informed practice. Last, the presenters explain cognitive dissonance. Free Download: Trauma-Informed PracticeClick here to download your Trauma-Informed Practice handout…

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077 – Fitness to Practice in Counselling

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077 – Age of Counselling Students – Working within Your Competence – Fitness-to-Practise Letters In episode 77 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes discuss whether age is a barrier to starting counselling training. ‘Practice Matters’ then looks at working within your competence as a counsellor. Finally, the presenters talk about getting…

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076 – When to Break Confidentiality in Counselling

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076 – Working with Clients’ Defences – Limits to Confidentiality – Key Principles of the Person-Centred Approach In episode 76 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes discuss how to spot and work with clients’ defences. ‘Practice Matters’ then investigates the limits to confidentiality in counselling. Finally, the presenters discuss the key…

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073 – Metaphor in Counselling

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073 – Active Listening – The Caldicott Principles – Working with Simile and Metaphor in Counselling In episode 73 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes discuss the skill of active listening. ‘Practice Matters’ follows, in which Rory explains the Caldicott principles and how these can support ethical multidisciplinary working. Finally, the…

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066 – Is All Counselling Person-Centred? – Boundaries in Counselling – When Clients Change the Topic

Counselling Tutor Podcast 066 – Is All Counselling Person-Centred? – Boundaries in Counselling – When Clients Change the Topic

066 – Is All Counselling, Person-Centred? – Boundaries in Counselling – When Clients Change the Topic In episode 66 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes ask whether all counselling modalities are based on the person-centred approach. ‘Practice Matters’ then looks at boundaries in counselling. Last, the presenters discuss possible reasons for…

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061 – Ethical Dilemmas versus Ethical Conflicts – Rackets and Stamps in Transactional Analysis – Id, Ego and Superego

Counselling Tutor Podcast 061 – Ethical Dilemmas versus Ethical Conflicts – Rackets and Stamps in Transactional Analysis – Id, Ego and Superego

061 – Ethical Dilemmas versus Ethical Conflicts – Rackets and Stamps in Transactional Analysis – Id, Ego and Superego In episode 61 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes explain the difference between ethical dilemmas and ethical conflicts, and how you can deal with these. ‘Theory with Rory’ looks at rackets and…

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059 – When Your Personal Beliefs Differ from the Client’s – Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing – Hitting Awarding-Body Criteria

Counselling Tutor Podcast 059 – When Your Personal Beliefs Differ from the Client’s – Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing – Hitting Awarding-Body Criteria

059 – When Your Personal Beliefs Differ from the Client’s – Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing – Hitting Awarding-Body Criteria In episode 59 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken and Rory discuss how to offer unconditional positive regard (UPR) when your client has very different personal beliefs from your own. ‘Theory with Rory’ looks at the work…

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050 – Vocabulary in Counselling – Redecision Therapy – Dealing with Conflict

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050 – Vocabulary in Counselling – Redecision Therapy – Dealing with Conflict In episode 50 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly describes the benefits of expanding your vocabulary. ‘Theory with Rory’ looks at redecision therapy, a school of transactional analysis. Last but not least, the presenters discuss the role and experience of conflict in…

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047 – Rise of Person-Centred Counselling in Europe – Endings in Counselling – Achievements of Counselling Tutor

Counselling Tutor Podcast 047 – Rise of Person-Centred Counselling in Europe – Endings in Counselling – Achievements of Counselling Tutor

047 – Rise of Person-Centred Counselling in Europe – Endings in Counselling – Achievements of Counselling Tutor   In episode 47 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast—the finale of Season 2—Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly discuss how person-centred counselling first came to Europe. ‘Theory with Rory’ looks at endings in counselling. Finally, the presenters review the…

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040 – Personal Boundaries – Melanie Klein’s Object Relations Theory – Diversity

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040 – Personal Boundaries – Melanie Klein’s Object Relations Theory – Diversity In episode 40 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly discuss personal boundaries for counsellors. ‘Theory with Rory’ explains object relations theory, as developed by Melanie Klein. Finally, the presenters talk about diversity in the counselling room. FREE Download: Object…

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034 – Safeguarding Computer Data – Margaret Warner and Fragile Process – Confidentiality in Counselling

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034 – Safeguarding Computer Data – Margaret Warner and Fragile Process – Confidentiality in Counselling In episode 34 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly talk about how to store digital backups of notes and documents securely. ‘Theory with Rory’ looks into Margaret Warner’s work on fragile process. Finally, the presenters discuss…

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Phenomenology Person Centred Counselling

Phenomenology in Counselling Carl Rogers, the ‘founding father’ of humanistic counselling embraced Phenomenology in the Person Centred counselling model. Phenomenology is an approach in philosophy which concentrates on the study of consciousness and how we experience the world, it focuses on: Individual perception Conscious experience Developing meanings from our perceptions Frame of reference Free Download – Experience phenomenology yourself…

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022 – Client Notes and Confidentiality – Actualising Tendency – Offering a Free First Meeting – Research in Practice

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022 – Client Notes and Confidentiality – Actualising Tendency – Offering a Free First Meeting – Research in Practice In episode 22 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly talk about client confidentiality and its many grey areas. ‘Theory with Rory’ looks at the actualising tendency, and ‘Person-Centred Business’ considers offering a…

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012 – Self-Actualisation – Solving Ethical Problems – Seven Stages Of Process in Practice 2 – Difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy

012 – Self-Actualisation – Solving Ethical Problems – Seven Stages Of Process in Practice 2 – Difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy In episode 12 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly look at Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Rory presents an approach to solving ethical problems, while Ken continues his application of Carl…

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Power in the counselling relationship

Well’ I thought to myself, – ‘I did not expect this to happen !’, as I processed the unexpected turn of events, which found me, stood along with the entire school population on an all weather pitch on a cold wet January morning, being ‘accounted for ‘ as part of a fire drill. As I waited for the…

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BACP Student Membership

In the next few weeks tutors like myself will be handing out BACP student membership packs to learners starting the first year of the level 4 Diploma in Counselling. This is a ritual is performed by most tutors at the start of practice based courses , sending out a clear message that counselling is a…

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The 8 habits of highly effective counsellors

I have called this blog post ‘The 8 habits of highly effective counsellors’, after reading the blog of Bob Cooke my Colleague and the clinical lead at Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy in Manchester England. Bobs blog entitled ‘Effective habits for effective psychotherapy’ lists essential states of mind or behaviours that lead to good practice and longevity…

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