- Published on Friday, 13 April 2012 03:58
- Written by Super User
Counseling is a special relationship built on confidentiality, mutual respect and open communication, with the intention of helping people to clarify and identify their problems and to find their own solutions
Is something psychologically wrong with my child if he has to visit a counselor?
To meet a Counselor is no indication of a psychological problem.
Everyone needs someone to talk to, someone who can be non-judgmental, and someone who is confidential and is willing to listen and when it comes to children an adult who will give them the right suggestion. This is the basic methodology of student counseling, the other process of being directive or nondirective helps in resolving some issues which the student might be experiencing in school. The school based intervention provides an experience that will strengthen a child’s coping abilities to counter environmental stress
What is counseling?
Counseling is a special relationship built on confidentiality, mutual respect and open communication, with the intention of helping people to clarify and identify their problems and to find their own solutions. It is about empowering the students to make their own decisions; it is not advice giving or offering sympathy.The principle behind counseling is that it helps enormously to share problems with someone who is there to listen and try and understand how things are for the students. The counselor is unbiased and there to offer support and strength during emotional times. More importantly they can help you unravel the reasons behind issues such as depression, substance abuse and low self esteem, or come to terms with childhood pain caused by bereavement or sexual abuse.
Counseling is a process during which you will come to know yourself, to understand why you engage in the same destructive behavior or repeat the same patterns, it is a journey of self discovery which can be painful and difficult, but the end result is a more fulfilling and enlightened life.
What does a counselor do in school?
A school counselor is a counselor and an educator who works in elementary, middle, and high schools to provide academic, career, college access, and personal/social competencies to KG-12 students. The interventions used include developmental school counseling curriculum lessons and annual planning for every student, and group and individual counseling. "school counselor" is preferred due to professional school counselors' advocating for every child's academic, career, and personal/social success in every elementary, middle, and high school
A counselor’s role is to support emotional development of students and the community. The work also involves a lot of liaising between parents, teachers and students. The counselor in Guru Nanak Fifth Centenary School is not only the Counselor but also a teacher, is a tutor and is involved in various activities of the school. This helps in the follow-up and helps in observing any change in the student. Rapport building has also proved to be effective because of the outreach of the counselor.
Counseling at Guru Nanak Fifth Centenary School is headed by a professional counselor trained in Clinical and psychological counselor. It deals with the All Round Development of our students. Every step takes us towards our future destiny! The student today is faced with myriad choices and options. At GNFCS we follow a simple and effective method to inform and guide our senior students at all levels.
- Self Analysis and Aptitude tests
- Personalized Career Counseling
- Provides personal counseling for self referred, referred students.
- Provide social and emotional assessment to identify student needs and develop interventions and prevention programme
- Life skills education that allows them to effectively deal with different situations like conflict resolution, relationship management, sexual health, stress and managing peer pressure.
- Individual and group sessions are offered to students to consult the counselor.
- The students are prepared to make responsible and unique choices to suit individual talent and aptitude. Their level of interest and enthusiasm is judged and they are guided towards future academic and professional endeavours and pursuits.
“A CHILDS MIND IS LIKE A DRY SPONGE. READY TO SOAK. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TAKE IT TO THE WATER”