client should be allowed to set hisher own goals while the counsellor plays a

Client should be allowed to set hisher own goals

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client should be allowed to set his/her own goals while the counsellor plays a facilitative and supportive role. (c) Accepting counselling on the part of the client leads to a greater level of honesty toward others, but more so towards the self. This means that the client’s real self resembles more and more his/her ideal self. That is, his/her self-concept is becoming congruent with his/her experiences. As the client shares his/her repressed tendencies and distorted experiences with others, they will provide the needed positive feedback. Counselling is personal, intimate, and totally individual in focus. Its purpose is to enhance the personal development, and the psychological growth toward maturity of its clients. The ultimate purpose of a good guidance and counselling programme should be to help the individual student to acquire understanding, ability and appreciation necessary to act intelligently and effectively in dealing with problems of everyday life. Counselling is thus a means or a process of helping a student to help him/herself. The teacher counsellor works closely with other professionals e.g. medical personnel, social workers, other staff members, the parents, etc. through referrals. He/she also works with other Documents PDF Complete Click Here & Upgrade Expanded Features Unlimited Pages
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25 persons in his/her environment in a manner, which facilitates the achievement of desirable objectives for the benefit of the student. The teacher counsellor is more concerned with the development of what is, than with fundamental change with the deep and distant past; with making the best of a situation as it actually is, rather than with altering the way of the world (Kagan, 1984). In this function of counselling, the teacher counsellor works individually with each student trying to help the counsellee gain a meaningful perspective of his/her strengths and weaknesses, get a clear vision of his/her opportunity, and a knowledge of existing or possible interferences in his/her maturing and adjustment throughout life. It is not the function of the teacher counsellor to “tell” the student. The teacher counsellor is committed to assisting each student in the struggle for self-understanding. 2.7 FUNCTIONS OF A TEACHER COUNSELLOR (a) Planning and development of the guidance programme e.g. he / she co-ordinates various aspects of the programme in a meaningful sequence of guidance services, and he / she helps the head teacher to identify the guidance needs of the students. (b) Providing counselling services. It is essential that the teacher counsellor devotes time to individual or group counselling meetings. (c) Student appraisal, i.e. the counsellor co-ordinates the accumulation of meaningful information concerning the students. Such information is gathered through conferences with students, interviews with students, academic records, observations, and thus identifies students with special needs.
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