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Why do people come for counselling ?

‘Counseling offers an opportunity for you to think and talk in confidence about difficulties, experiences, feelings, fears, anxieties and problems that are concerning you
Especially children and Adolescents counseling on the following concerns:-

Emotional Assessments:
Focusing primarily on self-esteem, confidence and functioning within the family unit, school environment and socially.

Educational Assessments:
Examining intellectual functioning (IQ), as well as skills such as reading accuracy, spelling, reading comprehension, written work and mathematics. A screening for learning disabilities, as well as the emotional components of learning, like achievement-motivation, confidence in scholastic aims and goals, as well as study habits and attitudes are included. Specific focus is placed on whether remedial assistance, occupational therapy, speech therapy or other interventions are required to assist the learner in achieving according to their full potential.

Vocational Assessments:
Looking at aptitudes, interests, personality functioning, goals and values, and combining these so as to increase self-knowledge and enable the client to make a more informed and considered choice with regards to a change in career or tertiary education and further study.

Subject Choice Assessments:
Examining aptitudes, interests and future career goals.

Psychological Assessments:
Examining intellectual functioning [IQ] by means of an IQ test to assist the person in understanding his/her areas of Intellectual strength or vulnerability.

Promotional/Change in Career Assessments:
An interview would reveal the adult’s needs in terms of job satisfaction and requirements in the workplace. Aptitude/Intellectual tests as well as Interest Inventories together with Personality Tests would assist the psychologist in guiding the adult/institution in making decisions regarding whether to accept the position or whether to hire the candidate.

 

You might come to see a counsellor for a variety of reasons.

  • Facing a life-changing event that has created shock or grief.
  • Feelings of depression and isolation, low self-esteem or suffering from feelings of anxiety, without fully understanding why.
  • Events from your past that are preventing you from living your life in the way you would like to.
  • You may be experiencing a lack of direction, feelings of boredom or of being trapped.
  • A significant relationship may be proving difficult for you to manage healthily.
  • May be aware of self-destructive patterns occurring in your life which are causing you or those around you pain.
  • Extreme feelings such as anger, shame, guilt, sadness or loneliness may be affecting your daily life, keeping you stuck in an uncomfortable place.