Being a counsellor brings with it a variety of roles and responsibilities. Maintaining these roles and responsibilities requires frequent self-reflection, which can be further supported within a supervision relationship. Here we will focus on two areas that fall within the counsellor’s roles and responsibilities: the counsellor’s values and professional competence.
We all have a unique set of values, which guide our thinking, decisions, and actions. These values also have an impact on our practice as counsellors. As such, it is important to understand our values and how they may influence the ethical decisions we make regarding the child–counsellor relationship.