By Dr Renita Dsouza
Counsellor is one who is trained to help other person deal with emotional distress. A good counsellor possess certain qualities which make interaction effective and beneficial for the client. Since the beginning of mankind, counselling is used in some or other ways by different people like Teachers, Doctors, elders, friends, relatives etc. They were interested to help those in worries, fear, depression etc but were not trained and hence did not know how to guide them. Today, people who are interested, possessing well balanced personality and with certain academic qualification are trained with specific skills to become good counselors.
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Role of Counsellor
- Listens – A counselor listens to what the client is saying and wants to say. Listening is different from hearing. Listening helps the…