General Counselling

Counselling denotes a professional relationship between a trained counsellor and a client. The purpose of counselling is to assist clients in understanding and clarifying their views.

Counselling denotes a professional relationship between a trained counsellor and a client. The purpose of counselling is to assist clients in understanding and clarifying their views. It aims to assist clients to achieve their self-determined goals through meaningful and informed choices and through the resolution of problems of an emotional nature(Burks and Stefflre 1974: 14).

The counsellor should be non-judgemental and empathic, and supportive of the client through this process.