Video 5.1 An Empathic Stance

These resources support you in exploring the Middle Stage; how to maintain the therapeutic alliance; explore a client's issues at depth; and the principals of self-disclosure.

Mick Cooper counselling a client, demonstrating an empathic stance (10:19)

Discussion questions

  • Why is empathy so important in a therapy relationship? 
  • How can you develop an empathic stance with your clients?


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