What is counselling?

Counselling is the skilled and principled use of relationship, and the intentional use of conversation to facilitate self- knowledge, self-acceptance, self-responsibility, personal growth, and the optimal development of personal resources. The overall aim is to provide an opportunity to work towards living life more satisfyingly and resourcefully. Counselling relationships will vary according to need but may be concerned with developmental issues, addressing and resolving specific problems, making decisions, coping with crisis or trauma, developing personal insights and knowledge, working through feelings of inner conflict, or improving relationships with self and others. Thus, counselling services vary depending on the personalities of the counsellor and the client, and the particular problems brought forward by clients.

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