Onsistent and inconsistent of client centered theory

1.analyse the attached transcript from a perspective of client centered theory.
2 identify when and how you are consistent and inconsistent with client centered theory .Explore the reasons why this might be the case .use feedback from yr client ,observer and your own reflection to do this.try to be specific rather than general.
3.Consider your own values and beliefs in relation to self and others within the context of the counseling relationship.
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Counsellor: Hello I m (x) .
Client: Hello I m X today I am going to talk to you about what happened to me on Saturday, when I went to the cafe we normally do it every Saturday me and my mates but last Saturday it was only me and my other mate who works in that cafe because one of our mate was away for business.It was a lovely day we were just sitting and chatting and then four guys worked in.
Counsellor: Umm
Client: Four guys worked in and then suddenly I just got this fear and I don t know why, I started questioning myself like why do I feel like this?
Counsellor: Ok
Client: I thought to myself like I m being judgemental ,kind of stereotype because they were so loud and the way they were dressed ,their looks made me feel nervous ,and I was thinking  stop this you only on your friend cafe .
Counsellor: nodes head  ok
Client: I couldn t get rid of this sort of feeling , it came to my mind that maybe I m judging this people because of their image I was getting quite worked up for feeling that way I couldn t understand why I was doing that.
Counsellor: At that point did u tell your friends about how this man were making you feel.
Client: No not at that point I didn t because I was trying to work it myself.
Counsellor: Ok
Client: It wasn t easy I was struggling to have peace within myself, trying to figure out this kind of irritation I was feeling, my friend noticed
Counsellor: Oh did she
Client :Yes because I wasn t eating my food but I was kind of playing with the food with my fork, I said to my friend I can t understand why I m feeling like this if I m not a judge mental person.
Counsellor: mm
Client: was thinking to myself am I over reacting they are different people, and it didn t help because they just keep on staring.
Counsellor: mm.
Client: I did became quite withdrawn I was getting upset ,they didn t do anything but I think it was the way they were dressing and they were loud and kept staring at us, I know they were just waiting for their breakfast, so I kept on saying to myself it s not a good way to be but I was relating this to my past ,no matter how hard I try to brush it off ,I just can t make it go away ,I just thought like I should just run away.
Counsellor: Even with your friends there you thought like you needed to run away.
Client: Yes because my friend at the cafe was working unfortunately, I was just scared, but if anything had happened it would have been stopped right away, it s just that issue of fear I think. Mm maybe I know I have that thing of fear since I was young but I try to keep it, but at that moment I couldn t control the fear I was feeling and it was really annoying me.
Counsellor: mm.
Client: What was supposed to be a nice relaxing morning end up being all stressed ,I spent all day quite ,reflecting on it and I still don t understand why, my past is following me ,I used to be harassed when I was younger I really thought I ve gone past it ,you not what I mean.
Counsellor: Yes
Client: I m quite ashamed that I prejudged them.
Counsellor: I think it s a good thing that you have reflected on that and realised that it s still there though u thought you have passed it.
Client: Yeah maybe the fact that I have acknowledged it I have to try and work on it so that it doesn t come back I would love to stop being judgemental
Counsellor: Yeah
Client: It s not that easy sometimes I think that you will find that years of harassment you had ,it s just hard to forget that it didn t happened and certain things are going to bring that memory back, I ve realised it s a bit deeper ,it was really good to reflect about it at the time ,and stayed there.
Counsellor: Yeah I think you did well by staying there longer and not allowing your past to haunt you.
Client: I think that I have proved to myself that it was me with a problem and not them ,thinking of it they didn t do anything but I judged them because of my past experience .
Counsellor: was it because your mind was thinking that they look like the ones who used to harass you in the past.
Client: Yes my mind was on them but this is my problem and mine alone.
Counsellor: mm
Client: have to find a way to work on that so that it won t happen again , I prejudged them whilst they haven t done anything wrong , which is against my believes so for me to do that I was a bit shocked with myself.
Counsellor: mm (nodes head in agreeing)
Client: I found it quite shocking I questioned myself like how did I do that, turning myself to an emotional wreck, it wasn t particularly nice and it s only me who can change that.
Counsellor: yeah (node head agreeing) so how was it when people asked you how your weekend was.
Client: It was hard because it was crap.
Client & Counsellor (both laughed).
Client: I have learned that I haven t forgotten my past, and I have realise that I need to change.
Counsellor: yes all of us we are still learning about ourselves every day.

Suggested Reading

Bond, T. (2000) Standards and ethics for counselling in action. Sage

Kirschenbaum, H. and Henderson, V. (1989) The Rogers Reader. Constable

Lago, C. (2006) Race Culture and Counselling. OU Press

Mearns, D. and Thorne, B. (2007) Person Centred Counselling in Action. Sage

Mearns, D. and Thorne, B. (2000) Person Centred Therapy Today. Sage

McLeod, J. (2003) Introduction to Counselling. OU Press

Merry, T. (2002) Learning and Being in Person Centred Counselling. PCCS

Merry, T. (1995) Invitation to Person Centred Psychology. Whurr

Rogers, C. (1965) Client Centred Therapy. Constable

Rogers, C. (1961) On Becoming a Person. Constable

Rogers, C. (1980) A Way of Being. Houghton Mifflin

Sanders, P. (2006) The Person Centred Primer. PCCS

Tudor, K. and Merry, T. (2002) Dictionary of Person-Centred Psychology. PCCS

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