The Place of Values in Counselling Process

  • Elegbeleye O.S.


This study examined the place of value in counselling process. Counselling process is defined as the effortful steps taken to effect value oriented professional redirection of defective behaviour attributes in clients. In categorising the values, five typologies were identified. These are the values subsumed in nature as it manifests in the individual's immediate environments, values identifiable with time orientation, activity orientation, relation orientation, and those inherent in man. The assumptions that ought to inform the structuring of a counselling encounter by the counsellor were highlighted. The study succeeded in exposing counsellors to some systematic approaches of identifying value generated behaviours and essential tips concerning what will shape the outlook of the counsellor when in the process of helping a client to understand himself.

(Nigerian Journal of Clinical and Counselling Psychology: 2001 7 (1&2): 91-102)