1. What is counseling?
This involves a Professional relationship between a counselor and a client in which the client is trained to take care of his mental health.
- Counseling is a specialized field branched out of the disciplines such as Psychology, Social Work, Psychiatry and Guidance
- A Physician takes care of our physical health and a Counselor takes care of Mental Health.
- Counseling is NOT simply advising but helping people to help themselves.
2. Who is a counselor?
A counselor is useful in remedial as well as preventive treatment.
- A counselor is a professionally qualified person in Psychology
- He/She is trained to understand and help people. A professional counselor uses specific scientific knowledge and skills to treat mental, emotional, behavioral health problems.
- In addition, the counselor uses several counseling techniques in empowering individuals cope with anxiety, stress and any crises in life.
3. Why is counseling?
In essence, help seeking behaviors when needed should be viewed as a sign of personal strength. Listed below are examples of situations where counseling is strongly suggested.
Everyone perceives oneself to be strong, and independent in meeting life’s challenging situations, however, there are certain times when seeking assistance may indeed be a practical option.
- Thinking of suicide or expressing statements of helplessness or hopelessness
- Facing problems in relationships with the family, friends, workplace, community and society at large
- Problems with Academic Performance
- Depression or marked anxiety
- Sleeplessness/excessive sleep
- Unable to cope with stress
- Depressed with lack of interest in life
- Having difficulties in communicating with others
- Being confused about interests, abilities, or values.
- Poor performance in chosen field of study.