Qualities of a Good Counsellor

An effective and competent counsellor will:
Believe you.

Share information about the process of counselling and change.

Fully respect your feelings, beliefs, and values.

Acknowledge gender, culture, and religious differences.

Encourage you to do things that you feel are helpful in your healing journey.

Encourage you to build relational support outside of counselling by connecting with supportive and respectful people and groups.

Offer you new skills to help you move towards your goals.

Invite your feedback regarding the ways in which counselling isn't helpful.

Make it easy for you to discuss any concerns you have about counselling.

Not force or pressure you into doing anything you don't want to do.

Assist you in deciding when counselling is over.

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Other Counsellor Qualities
The qualities you need to have as a counsellor include personal integrity, genuineness, warmth and responsiveness. You should be following a strict sense of morals and ethics, should be able to explain the code of practice that they work to, the limits of your confidentiality, and the range of your counselling training and experience. It should be obvious that maturity is a prerequisite for a counsellor.

The main items to be considered, therefore, when becoming a counsellor are:
1. Do you have the necessary experience and personal qualities that your clients would want from a counsellor?

2. Do you adhere to a professional code of conduct?

3. Is there a complaints procedure or system of redress for your clients if you break that code?

4. Do you have recognised academic qualifications in counselling?

To be considered a capable counsellor there are a number of qualities you must possess, along with a few attitudes you should develop. It is a counsellor’s responsibility to make the client feel at ease with the counselling process. Building rapport and creating a counselling relationship that uses trust as a solid foundation, is a key requirement and counsellors must also be able to demonstrate genuine, caring attributes.

The Bare Essentials
A counsellor must be able to show a positive, unconditional regard for the wellbeing of a client, if a successfully progressive counselling relationship is to be formed. It is the basis from which a client can explore their thoughts, feelings and experiences, and develop an understanding and acceptance of their emotions. Without this unconditional support a client will feel inhibited and unable to express their true personality, difficulties and emotions.

Whilst maintaining a professional focus a counsellor must be able to show a genuine openness, within the counselling relationship. A client must feel comfortable, safe and confident that confidentiality will be maintained at all times, and also that the counsellor is committed to helping, encouraging and supporting.

Empathic understanding, and the ability to see things from the client’s perspective is also important, as is the counsellor’s ability to demonstrate an investment of their time and full attention.

How To Show Warmth And Understanding
Showing empathy and genuineness encourages a client to relax and trust. It also encourages client self-disclosure. Maintaining warmth and understanding, without being judgmental, provides the client with a comfortable foundation within the counselling relationship. A counsellor should also show their own personality and ensure there is a friendly atmosphere and attitude, in order for the counselling relationship to grow.

Conveying warmth through body language – using posture, maintaining eye contact and personal space – encourages a client to trust. Counsellors should also be aware of the way they speak – the tone of voice, speed of speech and delivery – as the words used should be in agreement with the way their body language provides reassurance.

Warmth should be handled with care however, as a client who exhibits feelings of unease, distance and mistrust may feel initially threatened by sympathetic behaviour.

Demonstrating Positive Regard
Valuing and respecting a client is of vital importance in a counselling relationship. Demonstrating a positive acceptance of the client is the key to encouraging interaction and disclosure. Unconditional positive regard creates an opportunity to explore change, and provides a client with acceptance and genuine caring.

A counsellor must not judge in any way. This may be difficult in some situations, but is the basis of a counselling relationship built on trust. Accepting a client shows the individual that you value them and are there to support them through the counselling process, regardless of their weaknesses, negativity or unfavourable qualities.

Important Values of Counselling
At all times counsellors must show a commitment to:
Human Rights and dignity.

Supporting and alleviating personal distress.

Appreciating the differences in culture and human experience, and remaining non-judgmental.

Providing adequate counselling services whilst ensuring the integrity of the client/counsellor relationship.

Maintaining client confidentiality and ethical principles.

Be a Certified & Qualified Counsellor

Join top online or correspondence or distance education learning courses in Guidance & Counselling from home in Mumbai, India, Asia and give accurate counselling & guidance in the fields of child, teen, marriage, relationships, sex & career counseling. Enoma based in Mumbai, India is ranked the best home study institutes & distance learning colleges for psychology, counselling & psychotherapy courses. Enoma conducts the best courses for public speaking, personality development in Mumbai, India and rated very highly by ex-students and media.

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Enoma's distance learning counselling courses can be pursued by graduates from recognised colleges or universities in India, Australia, Singapore, UK, Canada, United States, Ireland, New Zealand, etc.

Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
Duration = 9 Months (from time of registration).

Advanced Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
Duration = 1 Year (from time of registration).

Course Director for the courses at Enoma is Mr. Savio DSilva (M.S.) who is currently ranked the best and most popular relationship counsellor in India and Asia.

Definition of an Online Distance Learning Course - A course offered through the internet by allowing access to course material through secure websites, emails, etc. No hard copies of course notes provided. Completely from home or at home through the computer.

Definition of a Distance learning Course - A course offered by a recognised & accredited college, institute or university which can be completed from your home by distance learning method without attending any classed or lecture in the said college, institute or university.

Can I practice after course completion?
Yes, of course you can. You can apply to be a professional psychological counsellor offering your guidance or counselling services to schools, colleges, companies, hospitals, NGOs, etc. in India. You are completely certified to open up your own counselling center anywhere in India.

The online diploma courses in Guidance & Counselling enables you to practice as a certified counselor in India in schools, colleges, counseling centers, NGOs, hospitals, etc. The online diploma also allows you to practice on the internet as a certified counselor in over 200 countries including USA, UK, Canada, Europe, Australia, Singapore, India, New Zealand, Ireland, etc.

However, you cannot practice counseling face-to-face at a school, college, hospital, counseling center outside India. You are free to practice over the internet in these countries. It's a bit funny but those are the laws in the western countries. However, if you are already a post-graduate or doctorate holder in psychology or counselling then you can practice face-to-face counselling as well.

Eligibility Criteria for Participants
Must be above 21 years of Age.
Must be a Graduate.
Must have a decent knowledge of English.

Our Number 1 Rankings
Enoma is listed NUMBER 1 for Counselling Courses Online, Counseling Courses in Asia & Counseling Courses in India. Registered students spread the word about our home study & distance learning General Counselling courses to others. We are also ranked highly on major search engines & newspapers for online and home study or distance learning correspondence counselling or psychology related courses.

Enoma has secured Number 1 rankings for 'counselling courses in Mumbai' & 'counseling courses in India' whichever way you spell it. Our online course in Guidance & Counselling is extremely popular, practical in nature and has more course contents related to the field of counseling than any other University or College level course after graduation in Mumbai or rest of India.

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Hundreds of students have already completed this psychology & psychotherapy based Guidance and Counselling course through Enoma and are already practicing counselors & therapists in various related fields in India and abroad. Many students have started their own counseling centers. This is not a Degree in Psychology or Psychotherapy or Counseling or Therapy from any College or Government Recognised University but is a practical course designed to make you a good counselor or therapist suitable for providing counselling for almost any kind of issue or problems affecting your clients.

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