What is counselling and how is a typical day in the life of a Counsellor?

A Counsellor is someone who is trained and licensed to practice counselling.

Counselling is a specialty within professional psychology that maintains a focus on facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span. Counselling is done with specialized skills gained through training in the science of human behaviour and it is empowering in nature rather than of advice-giving or coercion.

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I am tired of this life!

 Author: Albright A Banibensu. Date:  February 3, 2020.

“I am tired of this life!” was her seemingly simple statement when we closed from our evening service. She said it absentmindedly as people stopped to meet and greet one another after the evening midweek religious service. Immediately responses followed: “You can’t say that!” “Shut up!” “A person of faith doesn’t speak that way!” were some of the words of rebuke from the “brethren.” Did these words help or hurt her? The fact is, this sister was having some real challenges and didn’t know what to do. Fortunately, one of the brethren, who was a Counselling Psychologist and heard the conversation, got in touch and scheduled a counselling session the next day. That was how a possible suicide case was averted.

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The Importance of Sleep: More Than Rest and Relaxation

With the pace of modern life seeming to increase every day, it is easy to suddenly find yourself feeling fatigued, drained and just plain run down. From working adults to young students, it is common to think that staying up later for just an hour or so is harmless. However, those extra hours of television watching, game playing or even working can add up and take their toll on our wellbeing.

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Mental Health Issues Among Entrepreneurs: Taking a Look at Facts

November 2019 - Multiple reports have come in over the last few years that confirm the fact about entrepreneurs being more susceptible to psychiatric problems than their employees. One of the more well-known of these recent studies was conducted by the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, simply titled 'Mental Health in Entrepreneurship'. Taking a look at the facts revealed by the survey, alongside a few others, will shed more light on the problem at hand here.

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