Home > Medical > HIV/Aids > Counselling 06 May 2003 The eight commandments of emotional support Pierre Brouard's eight commandments of emotional support can be applied by HIV/Aids counsellors. 0 Pin It Assess Your HIV risk » Test Your HIV/Aids knowledge » Talk HIV Talk forum » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Finding the cure for Aids HIV/Aids Timeline The eight commandments of emotional support - by Pierre Brouard Be non-judgemental Be empathetic Don’t give advice Don’t ask why Don’t take responsibility for the other person’s problems Don’t interpret Stick with the here and now Deal with feelings first More in Medical Pre- and post- HIV test counselling More: HIV/AidsCounselling advertisement Get a quote Bestmed - offering you quality healthcare and freedom of choice Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Drug addiction challenges family finances Diet and nutrition Confusion about types of sugar in beverages Diet and nutrition Probiotics have no effect on asthma Medical Poor sleep a problem for middle-aged women Medical Diet shifts change gut bacteria Mental health World aims to beat dementia From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Depression » Depression Depression and ageing Teen depression Depression: do you know the signs? One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know. Healthy dog » Dog weightloss Dog behaviour Overweight dogs Food not to feed your dog Feeding you dog 'human food' may be detrimental to its health.