We assume that each and everyone has their inner map of the world i.e. their very own and individual set of needs, values, beliefs, emotions and derived actions.
Each map is an individual representation of what your counsellee projects on themselves and their environment.
With our counsellee we do not waste energy on fighting about whether or not we think that (s)he is right or wrong.
Especially: We do not assume that our own map of the world is better than that of the counsellee.
It is however our goal to be aware of the fact that we have no clue whatsoever about our counsellee’s map, nevertheless to explore that map, and to stay rooted and relaxed about whatever we think about differently.
A small (potentially controversial, but equally classic) example:
Imagine you are a rich person trying to counsel a politician whether or not to raise taxes on wealth. You might be inclined to start a conversation about how stupid and wrong it is to raise taxes for rich people (“Rich people after all are the backbone of our economy and will obviously move abroad as soon as taxes are raised!”). This example easily shows how when you start bringing in your own map of the world, and do not entirely stick to the map of your counsellee, your counsellee can easily loose the authority over the outcome of the counselling process. Just out of politeness your counsellee might will in to your version of the story and – boom – the result of the counselling isn’t theirs, but yours!