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Counselling deals with helping people overcome emotional and professional challenges in their lives, from career planning, relationship problems, stress, and health issues. Some forms of counselling may also help clients cope with serious mental health issues like chronic anxiety and depression, physical illness and trauma. Counsellors help people to evaluate themselves, accept responsibility for their actions, and make good choices for their future. The relationship between counsellor and client is built on trust and understanding.

Counselling is a broad field including various forms of emotional as well as professional support including: academic advising, art therapy, coaching, psychotherapy, career counselling, psychiatry, school counselling, social work, and others.

Counselling students acquire knowledge about human behaviour, advanced interpersonal skills, learn ethical and professional boundaries and, depending on the career path chosen, may gain therapeutic capacities. Counsellors need a high understanding of themselves, strong empathy, a desire to help people, and ability to contain relationship-based processes taking place between themselves and their clients or patients.

Counsellors facilitate the optimal development of individuals, groups, and organizations, taking into account cultural diversity, personal history, age, educational background and other factors.

Counselling graduates can find work in a variety of settings, including education, human resources, community mental health, private practice, social care services, substance abuse treatment, sexual assault, and corrections.

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