Egan’s skilled helper model is a three stage model or framework devised by Gerard Egan to help people solve problems and develop opportunities. Goals of utilising Egan’s model are to promote management of subject’s problems, live more effectively and develop opportunities more fully, and effectively manage themselves in everyday life. Not being based on a particular theorem of personality development, rather it’s a framework for conceptualising process’ and works best on the recent pastor the present.
The Egan model is designed to help the client address three main problems which are; what’s going on? what do I want instead? What’s my goal? Stage one, a safe space for the client to tell their story, I.e. why do i struggle to loseweight and keep to a lifestyle change which allows me to feel heard and acknowledged. The aim is for them to understand their own story by gently helping them to see the wider picture and put the situation into perspective. From therapist encouragement, the client will tell the story by using active listening skills and positivity. Demonstrating core conditions helps to explore and unfold the tale, enabling reflection.