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Frank Lloyd Wright

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Guidance Environment

 

Setting the Scene

 
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Preparing to Welcome a Group

 

 

There are a number of areas which are important in setting the scene for meeting with clients. These include:  creating a space for positive social engagement; the physical environment, a supportive atmosphere and a spirit of co-operation.

 

 

 

 

 

Social - The social climate should be one of respect so as to enhance the client’s self-esteem and help build their confidence. It should facilitate empathic listening to the client’s concerns and hopes.

Physical - We need to create a comfortable environment which is welcoming, warm, private and quiet.

Supportive - The guidance climate should support the client in recognising their strengths and areas for development.

Cooperative - The guidance process is a cooperative enterprise between client and guidance counsellor in a climate which draws upon the knowledge they both bring to the guidance session.

 

 

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