Counselling takes place when a counsellor sees a client in a private and confidential setting to explore a difficulty the client is having, distress they may be experiencing or perhaps their dissatisfaction with life, or loss of a sense of direction and purpose. It is always at the request of the client as no one can properly be ‘sent’ for counselling.
Counselling IS NOT:
Attempting to sort out the problems of the clients.
Expecting or encouraging a client to behave as the counsellor would behave if confronted with a similar problem in their own life.
Getting emotionally involved with the client.
Looking at a client’s problems from your own perspective, based on your own value
The action or process of talking about something in order to reach a decision or to exchange ideas.