It is hard to think of counseling philosophy for it is very broad in different manner. Based from the nine units I have taken for being a student taking up Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling, many has to be learned and to be understood. This giving of help to someone should be taken seriously and appropriately.
Let me start this with my own definition of counseling. Counseling is a process wherein the counselor helps the individual to understand his or her problem and at the same time guide him or her through the process of learning to make good life decisions. On that process, many are to be considered by the counselor. I’m not in the practice of counseling but I can see this profession as the hardest job to do for it involves different kinds of feeling and emotions and somehow affects you as a person with all the painful and heartbreaking problems. The very important and that I always hear is to build a good rapport with the client regardless of what he is. This may vary in race, color, how evil or good the client did and more. I met the counselor in the school where I work, Ms. Jona and I find her really stressed with the everyday encounter with the problems and bad deeds of the students. But despite of that, she still manages to attend each of them. The dedication to your job is very important for it makes you feel more serious and devoted. I admire her for being so close to the students and students find her approachable. As we all know, counselors are known to be strict and serious in most public schools. Students are afraid of them. I want to change the image of counselors and have a more positive view when talking to them. That when they enter the guidance office, students will feel comfortable and have less worry. And going inside the office is not only when you are experiencing something depressing and or because you were caught cheating but also when you like to enjoy and feel... [continues]
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