SELF-AWARENESS: A PERSONALITY COUNSELOR
ICETA 8 || 8th International Conference on Educational Technology of Adi Buana Surabaya 29 Oktober 2016 || ISBN: 978-979-8559-98-3 Penerbit : University of PGRI Adi Buana Surabaya Penulis 1: Cindy Asli Pravesti Penulis 2: Elia Firda Mufidah
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Counseling is a relationship, a repertoire of interventions, a psychological process, and in
terms of goals and clienteles. The intimate private counseling works with qualified counselors doing with clients. It is vitally important that a counseling professional is fully self-aware. Being able to self-reflect enables a counselor to identify and develop personal awareness, and to remain emotionally detached from the relationship he/she is developing with a client. The relationship of counselor and client has a significant value for a successful counseling. Counselors will naturally draw their own conclusions about self-awareness. Their work with clients may present many personal challenges, but also an on-going opportunity to assess personal strengths, feelings, thoughts and limitations, as they relate to other people. Understandably a counselor may also experience a sense of personal familiarity, whilst counseling clients must remain emotionally detached at all times. Self-awareness is something that grows over a period of time and with exploration. Techniques, to access information about oneself, can be learned, and personal experiences can affect personal thoughts and feelings. A counselor will experience all of these issues and concerns, and must use the knowledge gained to help their clients overcome their own personal issues. A person‟s growth and understanding can only be assessed through self-awareness, and it is no different for those working in a therapeutic profession. Being continually open to personal, and career development will help a counselor fully understand their values and self.
Keywords: self-awareness, counselor