Role of Guidance Counsellor

Role of Guidance Counsellor

The meaning of counselling in the professional sense differs from the popular understanding of the term. For this purpose we shall analyse the various definitions of counselling. It will help us clarify the concept Rogers (1952) describes counselling as “The process by which the structure of the self is relaxed in the safety of the clients relationship with the therapist and previously desired experiences are perceived and then integrated into an altered self’.

According to Diploma Early Childhood Education “Counselling is a one to one relationship between an individual troubled by problems with which he cannot cope alone and a professional worker whose training and experience have qualified him to help others reach solutions to various types of personal difficulties”.

Montessori Training defined “Counselling is process in which the counsellor assists the counselee to make interpretations of facts relating to a choice plan or adjustments which he needs to make”.

 

Nursery Teacher Training defined “Counselling is process in which the counsellor assists the counselee to make interpretations of facts relating to a choice plan or adjustment which he needs to make.

Counselor to student ratio: Nationally, the average ratio of high school counsellors to their students is 1500. This means one counselor must assist in organizing class schedules, and choosing and applying to college, for five hundred students.

Counsellor’s knowledge and support: This is something that is more difficult to determine, but for a number ofreasons, you may sense that your counselor may not be able to provide the information or support you need. Lots of information is available on the intent, from information on what classes are required by colleges, to how to pay for college, to how to select a college.

Counsellor’s knowledge and support: This is something that is more difficult to determine, but for a number of reasons, you may sense that your counselor may not be able to provide the information or support you need. Lots ofinformation is available on the internet, from information on what classes are required by colleges, to how to pay for college, to how to select a college.

Understand Requirements: Colleges have different application requirements. Most require applicants to submit an essay. Many ask applicants to send scores from an admission test. Your counselor can explain the requirements of each college and help you register for admission tests, if necessary.

Get Recommendations:  Some colleges specifically ask for a recommendation letter from a high school counselor. Even if the college doesn’t specify, consider asking your counselor for a letter of recommendation as long as he or she knows you well enough to speak about your strengths and character. College application season is an especially busy time for high school counsellors.

From the several definitions given above it can be seen that “Counselling involves a relationship. It involves a relationship between a professional trained, competent counsellor and an individual seeking help. This relationship is not causal, matter of fact or business like. It is characterised by warmth, understanding, acceptance and trust.