WHAT COUNSELLING IS & WHAT COUNSELLING IS NOT?

Counselling is usually misunderstood term and is usually confused by people with their own way of understanding it. Widely as per ‘OXFORD DICTIONARY’ counselling is-

give advice to (a person) on social or personal problems, especially professionally.

OR

the process of assisting and guiding clients, especially by a trained person on a professional basis, to resolve especially personal, social, or psychological problems and difficulties.


WHAT COUNSELLING IS?

Counselling is a conversation between a trained counselor and the client in which the counselor listens carefully to his client to understand his life situations and make him explore the ways to deal with them to feel better to cope with the situation.


WHAT COUNSELLING IS?

  • The process in which the counselor and the client set aside a time to discuss about the life situations of the client including the stressful and emotional feelings of the client.
  • The process of bringing positive change in the mindset of the patient so that he can see things and situations more clearly; from different point of view.
  • Maintaining the secrecy and confidentiality of the patient. Counselling provides a safe and confidential setting to address the concerns and issues that cause distress.

WHAT COUNSELLING IS NOT?

  • To manipulate the client.
  • To give advice to the client.
  • To be judgemental and making a perception about the client.
  • To expect from the client to behave in the same way as the counselor could have behaved in the same situation.
  • To look into the situation from his own point of view.
  • To get emotionally attached to the client.

 

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