Five essential questions for Good Counselling
Audio 8 of “What makes Good Counselling” Podcasts

How can you capture the essence of what makes good counselling? Perhaps it cannot be done – but here goes.

Listen to this Eighth Audio of the “What makes Good Counselling” series and you can also read the accompanying blog post.

Listen/Download to my audio: How Feelbetter Counselling works – five questions


Read my Depression Help Blog post: How Feelbetter Counselling works – five questions


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


What is it that good counsellors were about. What did they do and how did they work that was different?   Let me summarises by listing five questions that you should ask of a counsellor you might be considering:

  1. Can he/she develop a good therapeutic relationship with me?
  2. Does he/she build positive expectancy – which conveys optimism in his/her approach and that I am expected to get better?
  3. Can he/she retain some flexibility and openness, to work with my beliefs and my theory of what I think will work for me?
  4. Does he/she focus on change and have a future (not a past) orientation?
  5. Does he/she ask for regular feedback and have the capacity and confidence to do something different if what has been attempted is not working?

I like to think that you could answer yes to each of these in relation to how Feelbetter Counselling works


The full listing of the sixty Depression Podcasts

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Client Stories podcasts
Good Counselling podcasts
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