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    Reflective Listening Skills in Counselling

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    Packaging combines the foundational counseling skills with open-ended questions. This enables the counselor to continue demonstrating good listening skill while encouraging the client to say more about his or her current concerns. Write 2 examples each below

    Paraphrasing content followed by a question. (2 examples)

    Reflecting feelings followed by a question. (2 examples)

    Summarizing followed by a question. (2 examples)

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    Paraphrasing content followed by a question:

    E.g. 1
    Client: I lost my job at the start of the year. On top of that I had marital problems with my husband. My children just don't seem to respect me.
    Paraphrase: The message I get is that you have experienced a number of things going wrong this year. Is that right?

    E.g 2
    Client: I'm having a tough time in my job
    You: Things feel really difficult for you at work

    Paraphrasing feelings followed by a question:

    E.g. 1
    Client: I have just broken up with Jason. The way he was treating me was just too much to bear. Every time I tried to talk to him, he would just clam up. I feel relived now.
    Paraphrase: What I am hearing is that you feel much better after breaking up with Jason. Tell me more about your ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution of 585 words provides some examples of paraphrasing, reflective listening skills and also summarizes skills used in counselling.