The course of a growth conversation
During a counselling session, you seek to connect with the student's perspective from a fundamental attitude of curiosity.
You act as a coach and let the student take the lead in the conversation. At the same time, you proceed in a structured way, with the aim of supporting the student as much as possible in the fulfilment of their basic psychological needs.
By means of a visual framework, you offer the student a say in the (order of) themes to be discussed in your coaching sessions, and you create clarity about the objective and the structure of the conversation. In this way, the student knows what to expect in the conversation.
You also encourage self-reflection and ask what the student expects from the follow-up to what was discussed during the conversation.