3.2.2  Skills and characteristics of a counsellor

Once again, remind yourself of the general skills and characteristics you need to be a successful counsellor.

  • What are the most important characteristics you should bring to your counselling role?

  • The most important characteristics are:

    • Respect the dignity of others.
    • Respect the client’s concerns and ideas.
    • Be non-judgmental and open.
    • Show that you are being an active listener.
    • Be empathetic and caring.
    • Be honest and sensitive.

3.2.1  General principles of counselling

3.3  The special nature of counselling for family planning