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 Selfmed - the one with the apple 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 Parenting Overeating learned in infancy Lifestyle Fastest face transplant done in 3 weeks Medical Scientists map foot fungi Parenting Doctors 'print' on baby's airway tube, save his life Lifestyle Carbon footprint of shoes damaging environment Parenting Abused children at risk for obesity as adults From our sponsors Hill's Science Plan Canine Mini range What is Diabetic Neuropathy? There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.