Personal Consultancy Model (Popovic & Jinks, 2013)
Personal Consultancy addresses the external manifestations of the issue and the internal world of the individual using Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching in an integrative way.
As you can see above, the Personal Consultancy model has 4 stages which is described below.
The most important part of one-to-one practices is the art of listening. It is crucial for me to be able to understand what has brought you into the room. I will ask you questions or/and may use certain techniques to help with the process. I will create a safe space for you to talk and support you in understanding how you want to move forward. We will explore your goals and what you want to get out of working with me.
During this stage we will focus on helping you locate internal conflicts which may be cognitive, emotional, behavioural or complex (combination of more than one). This may involve bringing your emotions to the surface, examining and exploring difficulties. I will use a variety of techniques depending on the conflicts we locate so we can better understand, challenge, accept and resolve the difficulties that has brought you to the room. We will identify your strengths and skills and help you make use of them in order to achieve the goals you set out.
This part of our work focuses on change and achievement. We will focus on your goals, identify options, choose solutions and develop a plan. We will move to this stage once we feel that we have attended enough time and care to you conflicts.
At the supporting stage, my aim is to help you identify the support you have and may need. I will help with sustaining motivation and support you with the change that has taken place. I will provide you with stability and acknowledgement of the difficulties you may face by having gone through the process of change. This is the last part of our work together, which means we will be working towards having fewer sessions, and eventually coming to an end.