Competency information


Identify and work through counselling issues raised in trainee led consultations using counselling supervision


  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to establish a good rapport with the individual/family
  • Clarification skills
  • Reflection and summary skills
  • Appropriate use of empathic statements
  • Models of grief and loss
  • Support mechanisms.
  • Family communication
  • Recognition of different response such as guilt and shame
  • Effective use of counselling supervision.
  • Reflective practice
  • AGNC code of ethics
  • GCRB code of conduct
  • Good scientific practice
  • HCPC standards of proficiency
  • Issues around the counselling relationship including:
    • Transference and counter transference
    • Managing patient expectations
  • How an appreciation of these issues can enhance the process of genetic counselling

Relevant learning outcomes

# Outcome
# 4 Outcome

Use counselling supervision and multidisciplinary meetings to work through ethical and cultural issues in genomic counselling practice.