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Values, Background, and Experiences Affect Personal Counseling

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How does a (new/student) counselor's values, background and experiences affect one's choice and development of the personal counseling theory?

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Every individual comes with her own perceptions shaped over years of experiences. Perceptions by their very nature are subjective. It will affect how they interpret their clients experiences and thoughts. They may attribute behaviors to causes which could be true more for the counselor than for the client.

Many socio cultural variables will also impact their therapeutic practices. Someone from the East may perceive a more holistic symptom structure while someone from the western individualistic society may perceive a more ...

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