By Stephen Palmer, Gladeana McMahon
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For example, a client may have excelled within an educational environment, moving easily through university and into a profession, and this information, together with the way in which the client comes across in the assessment session. may help the counsellor recognise how the client ust's intellectual powers to rationalise life events. Alter natively, the client may have left school at 16 with no formal qualifications, have been unemployed for years and live in a deprived area. Perhaps by eliCiting information anout educational estanlishments the cl ient has attended, the counsellor may discover how isolated the client felt and how educational achievement hecame a way of coping with this isolation or how lack of edu cational opportunity has influenced the client's life chances.
The question also has the advantage that it is open-ended and makes no assumptions. In addition. 3 Mother Father (60) Brother (Michael) (55) (51) I I John (76) I I Brother (Tom) (62) 39 Michael (28) Samantha (2S) Julian (1 9) Family tree have had and the relationships the client experienced, including how the client felt about those concerned. One of the reasons why counsellors are deemed to need a period of personal therapy is in order to explore personal prejudices. These prejudices could be ahout other people's hackgrounds, cultures, belief systems and relationship styles, and such prejudices could interfere with the counselling process (Syme, 1 994; McMahon, 1 994).