During this time, I was thinking of a physical and emotional exit for myself and that surely wrought negative effects on my performance and efficiency as a counsellor. This particular incident made me feel very susceptible at this point and realized my lack of defences. It also needs to be realized that counsellors are not equipped, in most situations, to effectively handle these kinds of clients and unpleasant situations that could arise when dealing them. I am very fortunate and lucky in this regard to be blessed with the proper kind of training that effectively deal with hostile situations and clients, I was interested in finding out how other counsellors, most of whom are unequipped, deal with such situations and their problems and expectations. Another reason for working on this topic is the lack of previous research and literature on this particular that further translates into problems for counsellors.
The objective of drawing up this report was to gather the observations and impressions of other counsellors about the physical harassment they face at the hands of violent clients and how do they feel and manage or handle such hostile situations. ...
and off-the-job training by their organizations to deal with this kind of condition and was such training provided to them when they were training to become qualified counsellors and therapists. Also, if such a situation arises, does it affect their performance as an effective counsellor What kind of effects such clients have on their ability to successfully counsel and console them Does such a situation restrict them [the counsellors] from efficiently challenging a client if the situation demands them to do so I also had to collect their views regarding the fact that do they think proper training during the course of their studies and later, during their professional lives would have helped them to control such hostile clients and circumstances with positive effects.
Brief Review of Relevant Literature (Key References or Proposed Searches)
As there has been little research conducted on this particular topic in the past, there is a serious and disappointing lack of literature available on this exact topic. However, there are a few books, journal articles, magazine articles and other types of research material accessible on this topic. These include:
1. McMahon, G. (1994) Setting up your own private practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Cambridge: National Extension College Ltd
2. HUDSON-ALLEZ, G. The prevalence of stalking of psychological therapists
(2002) working in primary care by current or former clients.
3. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. Health & safety Health and Safety.
4.McLEAN, S. & the contribution of therapist beliefs to Psychological
WADE, T. (2003) Distress in Therapist. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.
5. SUTTON, J & STEWART, W. (2000) Learning to Counsel
Oxford: How To Books
6.WHEELER, S. (1996) Training