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The "Lion Model"

In some ways counselling is a complex undertaking. But most counsellors tend to follow certain steps when engaging in counselling. This solution demonstrates how the "lion model" (Klug, 2001) is useful and easy to remember.

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A number of professionals, such as psychologists, social workers and chaplains, provide counselling. At the level of theory, such counselling can be described as a relational event, focusing on the counsellee's growth. At the level of practice, such counselling can be seen as a four stage process. The lion can be an apt symbol of the purpose of counselling, for example, personal transformation. Also, the word LION can serve as an acronymn, reminding us ...

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Certain steps when engaging in counselling are noted.