Asking Permission Is A Powerful Tool

Asking Permission Is A Powerful Tool

Asking permission is a very powerful tool to use during a consultation. Gaining permission sends a clear message to the client that the consultation is all about them and not what the clinician wants. When could you use this to improve rapport between you and your...
What Is The Focus Of Your Consultation?

What Is The Focus Of Your Consultation?

What is the focus of your consultation? It’s easy to assume that a client wants a certain thing from a consultation but this assumption can sometimes be flawed. I made the mistake once of assuming a client wanted a thorough assessment and treatment for the condition...
Questions To Challenge Excuses

Questions To Challenge Excuses

Let’s pursue ambivalence a little bit more. Last week I asked you to become aware of whether your demands are in excess of the client’s motivation and adjust accordingly. This week I’d like to give you a language skill to help you support your client in solving their...