Counseling PRACTICE REFLECTION 2
Counseling Practice Reflection
Counseling predominantly involves an interaction between a counselor and a client in
which the later tries to help the formers overcome his/her challenges. My counseling experience
with my colleagues has undergone different faces of evolution throughout the semester. The
process began with simple tasks such as rapport creation between me and my clients/peers and
developing a working plan on how to address the difficulties. Some of the issues discussed
during the counseling sessions include career direction, self-regulation, body weight, and peer
influence among others.
Information received from my friends helped develop an in-depth understanding
regarding various counseling strategies and sequences. For example, my exchanges with the
clients primarily young adults enabled understand relationship building in counseling, goal
setting, and various counseling interventions. Similarly, the practice assisted me to understand
the referral or termination requirements in a counseling process. I learned that counseling
requires analysis and interpretation of both verbal and non-verbal cues used during the
interaction to avoid any misinterpretations and misunderstanding. Doing so allows the client to
consider the counselor as genuine because he/she manages to empathize with his/her situation
subject to their level of understanding.
The knowledge gathered during the counseling practice would significantly help me in
future counseling career. Firstly, the training would allow me to follow ethical guidelines and
standards in my future career. Markedly, part of this would entail keeping all information
confidential and within the customer's competence and understanding. Moreover, it would enable
me to relate to various clients despite their personality, skills, confidence, and counseling needs.
As a result, I expect to employ these skills in creating and running a successful counseling