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Male client 28 years old. Presenting to therapist with anxiety and confusion regarding relationship with current girlfriend.

Case Study client details:  

Male client 28 years old. Presenting to therapist with anxiety and confusion regarding relationship with current girlfriend. Wants his relationship to improve.

•              anxious attachment patterns with mother as a young infant/boy

•              present day anxiety and seeking secure attachment through present day relationship with girlfriend

  • See main points below marked in Yellow and include the references in the reference list below.
  • In writing the case study, you should refer to:
  1. Significance of the case

(i.e. the rationale for choosing this particular case).

  • The means of referral

(student placement arranged via the college low-cost counselling service)

  • Client Confidentiality

(i.e. how the client’s anonymity and confidentiality is protected by using false names).

  • Client Consent

(this was received at intake by the counselling service who ask permission if client is agreeable to being a case study of which the client had agreed).

  • Therapeutic approach/model (humanistic & psychodynamic), and specific counselling skills used (e.g. empathic listening, silence, challenge, summarising).
  • Object Relations Theory – please reference
  • Attachment theory – please reference
  • Person-Centred Therapy – please reference
  • Client’s process

(i.e. movement, regression, goal attainment etc.).

  • Counsellor’s own processes

(i.e. critical inner voice, countertransference, fears, vulnerabilities, projections, ambiguity etc.).

  • The Counselling Relationship

(i.e. how it developed, relational depth, distance, trust, self-disclosure, and the ending of the relationship).

  • Counsellor’s key learning

(i.e. personal/existential/professional).

  1. Supervision

(i.e. the use of supervision and the development of the internal supervisor).

  1. Ethics and the Law

(i.e. any relevant ethical dilemmas and/or legal concerns).

Reference list:

Mearns, D. & Thorne, B. (2007). Person-centred counselling in action (3rd Ed.). London: Sage.

(Core text, please reference throughout case study).

Bond. T. (2009). Standards and ethics for counselling in action (3rd Ed.). London: Sage.

Yalom, I. D. (1991). Love’s executioner. London: Penguin Book.

Sedgwick, D. (1994). The Wounded Healer: Countertransference from a Jungian Perspective. New York: Routledge.Winnicott, D.W. (2005). Playing and reality (Routledge Classics). 2nd ed. Oxon: Routledge

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