What makes a good Counsellor?
Audio 2 of the “What makes Good Counselling” Podcasts

The evidence is unequivocal – no model of counselling is any better than any other, but some counsellors are better. So what makes good counselling?  It is not their particular model that distinguishes them, but something else which is much more important. Learn what that might be.

You can listen to the second Audio of the "What makes good Counselling" series and read the accompanying blog posting.

Listen/Download to my audio: What is it that excellent counsellors do?


Read my Depression Help Blog post: What is it that excellent counsellors do?


Audio 1: No Counselling model is better than any other
Audio 2: What makes a good counsellor
Audio 3: Positive expectancy
Audio 4: Trance explained
Audio 5: CBT is not the answer
Audio 6: Normalisation
Audio 7: Human Givens Counselling
Audio 8  Five questions
Audio 9: Depression help by the NHS
Audio 10: Two beginning Principles
Audio 11: Feelbetter Counselling
Audio 12: In praise of Scott Miller


So what do the researchers conclude that distinguishes the best counsellors? Here are three:

  1. They really listen to the client – what she wants and in particular understands what she believes is how she will improve. 
  2. They focus on the future and change, rather than the past.
  3. They know that if good change comes it will be early rather than late in the therapy.  So they are watching out for it by using regular feedback.


The full listing of the sixty Depression Podcasts

What is Depression podcasts
Depression Help podcasts
Client Stories podcasts
Good Counselling podcasts
Wellbeing podcasts


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