The Role of Counselling Skills and Approaches in Pastoral Counselling
The article stresses the importance of “proper training” for pastoral counselling providers to ensure that they can provide effective and ethical counselling services. Many pastoral counselling providers lack the necessary training and expertise in counselling skills and approaches, which creates a potential risk of ineffective counselling, misdiagnosis, and harm to clients. The article discusses key counselling skills and approaches, emphasizes the need for on-going professional development, and provides recommendations for training programmes and resources to improve the quality of pastoral counselling services.
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