Non directive counselling
Characteristics of Non directive counselling :
- It is a client-centered counselling.
- The client plays an active role.
- It is a growing process.
- The goal of this type of counselling is the integration of the independence of the client along with the solution of the problem.
- It is the best type of counselling as it is based not just on the problem but also on the client. So it is a handshake.
- It emphasizes on all-round development of the child.
Steps in non directive counselling
- The individual comes to the counsellor for help.
- The counsellor identifies and defines the problematic situation.
- The counsellor is friendly with the counselee and he encourages free expression of feelings regarding the problem of the individual.
- Counsellor accepts and recognizes the positive as well as negative feelings regarding the issue.
- Counsellor pays attention and leads the client from negative self-feeling to positive self-feeling.
- The counsellor helps the client to translate his insight into action.
- Positive steps are taken towards the solution of the problem.
- The counselling situation terminates.
Merits of non directive counselling
- It is a slow but sure process to make the individual capable of adjustment.
- No tests or tools are used in it.
- It reduces tension and relaxes the client.
- It is just like confession made in the church.
Limitations of non directive counselling
- It is usually more time consuming than other types of counselling.
- It depends too much on the ability and initiative of the counselee.