The counselor is the person who offers services of counseling and is a professional who has undergone training to acquire the skills and competency to do the job. While listening is a key quality, its power is enhanced when it is used in the service of understanding your clients from their point of view. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960) Atticus Finch says: ‘You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. This is not to be taken literally in counseling, but being a counselor will require that I view the world through my clients’ eyes as if I were inside his/her skin and walking around in it. In this relationship, the assumption is that the client is in a problem and needs assistance, while the counselor is experienced and possesses unconditional positive regard to the client (Colin J. S & Graham U. 1994).
The goal of counseling is to establish a good relationship between the counselor and the counselee so that the problem facing the client may be easily solved (Yashwanth H.S. 2010). Should the counselor tell Michael’s wife. Should the counselor have more details before making any decisions. There are several major issues that can arise when discussing confidentiality and a person who is HIV positive: the relationship between the counselor and client and the duty to treat, the measurement of the level of dangerousness, the presence of an identifiable third party that the client has been exposed to a level of dangerousness, and the counselor taking the appropriate steps to work with person who have HIV/AIDS