overly stuffed. This is because clients seated in overstuffed chairs may feel almost too relaxed and may even get to the point at which they lose motivation to work on their problems, there is need to find out the influence of these facilities and resources on the effectiveness of guidance and counselling in district secondary schools.Readiness of students to seek guidance and counselling services
According to (Rana, 2000), most students seek counselling when a crisis point is reached. That is, when they cannot find a way of moving forward on their own and they realize that they are in need of help. (Mutunga, 2003) found out that the level of voluntary counselling was very low due to lack of trust, fear of victimization and poor counselling atmosphere. He noted that students were yet to perceive guidance and counselling positively and embrace it appropriately. It was established that although students are faced with many personal problems, very few visit guidance and counselling Centre, the feelings they have are reflected by the behavior they display. Most students seek help from their peers than from the teacher/counsellors. Counselling offices should be located in places where students are able to visit them at any time without feeling intimidated, it should allow for privacy so that the studentscan discuss any issue with ease.Lack of confidentiality may hinder students from seeking guidance and counselling, confidentiality means that counsellors will not disclose to others what a client has said in the counselling session without the permission of the client. Religious differences between the counselee and the counsellor also hinder students from seeking guidance and counselling services (Abdul, 2012).Attitude of students towards guidance and counsellingAn attitude is any learned enduring predisposition to respond in consistently favorable or unfavorable ways to certain people, groups, ideas or situation, it is a person’s feelings about something. Previous studies have shown that principals and teachers constitute the greatest obstacle to the success of guidance and counselling services in schools, the report portrayed a negative attitude of school authorities towards guidance and counselling services and the counsellors in particular. Attitude is beliefs and feelings that predispose our reactions to objects,
people, and events. (Gitonga 1999) points out that attitude consist of three types of components. These are the cognitive components, affective and behavioral components. The cognitive component is related to thoughts and beliefs, the affective relates to emotions or feelings and action. These three components of attitudes interact in such a way that specific feelings and reaction tendencies become confidentially associated with the attitude object.Guidance and counselling services in schoolsGuidance and counselling was defined as the art of helping boys and girls to plan their own actions wisely in full light of all the facts that can be mustered about themselves and the world in which they live and work. The aim is to help the individual learn to discover his unique personal resources, to develop them properly and use them wisely in pursuit of goals that are
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