Counseling micro-skills are required for you to deliver high quality counseling assignments, demonstrations, and future intervention. Often, the micro-skills for counseling are underestimated in value by the student reading and learning about them. But they are essential to develop trust and rapport with the client, and to maintain that therapeutic relationship. TL;DR ~ click on the pic below... Simulated clients are usually part of your university/supervised counseling training, to help you hone your counseling micro-skills. Four critical micro-skills in counseling are:
1. Active listening
2. Nonverbal communication
4. Empathy And across the modalities, there are a bundle of others, with some being specific to that counseling technique.