Monday, 23 April 2012


What Is Counseling
Counselling is a process that focuses on enhancing the psychological well-being of the client, such that the client is then able to reach their full potential. This is achieved by the counsellor facilitating your personal growth, development, and self-understanding, which in turn empowers you to adopt more constructive life practices.

Counselling may be helpful in a number of ways. It can enable you to develop a clearer understanding of your concerns and help you acquire new skills to better manage personal and educational issues. The counsellor can offer a different perspective and help you think of creative solutions to problems. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone not personally involved in your life can be most helpful.
(University of Southern Queensland)

The purpose of  counseling

A. Information.
 Client problems, often related to lack of information. Gain insight (understanding) is a clear relation to the problem of the counselor

B. Promoting Literacy mind.
 Help clients understand more about yourself (fathomed self and the environment. Helping clients to know himself is the key to a problem

C. Provide support.
 Clients need emotional support for their  unwavering hospitality and exhibition feelings which can reduce the burden of the problem.

D. Conflict Resolution.
 Reduce tension and hostility between the two individuals (the) help them accept their differences and find ways to achieve a favorable settlement

E. Decision-making.
Help clients make decisions that often have trouble making decisions. Counselors may submit proposals and consult with the client before a decision is taken.

The objectives of counselling

A.   Helping individuals to feel better by accepting their perceived selves
B.   Helping individuals to relate to themselves and others to become more integrated and less fragmented and conflictual
C.   Helping individuals to grow in intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies
D.   Helping individuals think more clearly in resolving their personal problems so that they can control their own development
E.   Helpng individuals choose among alternatives – making their decision.
F.    Supplementing the individual’s knowledge with additional information clarification of issues.

Dr. Abdulmanan Mulla Bar (University Makkah Al Mukarramah)

Counselling activities

1.    Growth.
 Provide information about the source and strength of someone so that they have the determination and efforts to healthy activities, increase the positive nature
2 . Prevention.
 Conducts training programs for the prevention of negative behaviors and characteristics in terms of emotions and thoughts

3.  Intervention.
Change and open thoughts, feelings and behavior of a problem to explore, restore and enhance self-confidence

4.  Recovery.
 The emphasis is on issues and personal problems, mental, career and personal adjustment so that one can be fully functional

Goal of counselling
1.     Developing a positive personality to deal with problems effectively in one’s life.
2.    Developing a sense of personal progress in living live
(Rogers, 1979).

  • Mencegah
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  • Memulih
  • Melerai Krisis
  • Mengendali perundingan

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