WHAT IS COUNSELLING?
Counselling requires knowledge of human behaviour, relationship dynamics, emotional states, general growth and development. The primary aim is to identify problem situations and to take steps to improve those situations.
Counselling is an effective way to facilitate and encourage positive growth and teach clients healthy coping mechanisms to address any concerns they might have.
THE ROLE OF A COUNSELLOR
A Counsellor is highly trained and assist a client to rationalize and examine their thoughts, feelings and actions so that they can gain increased personal insight, self confidence and the ability to make informed decisions to address their specific problem situations.
The role of a counsellor is:
- NOT to judge
- NOT to preach
- NOT to make you feel guilty
- NOT to make you feel inferior
- NOT to cure, but to care and guide
It is the counsellor’s job to help facilitate change in your life, by respecting you as a person and the uniqueness of you situation.
Counselling methods consist of various therapeutic interventions and sessions are specialised according to each person or group’s needs.
Counselling sessions are an hour each and during the first session the counsellor will get all the background information needed and also allow you enough time to decide whether you are comfortable with him/her.
Thereafter sessions are booked as needed.