Counseling is the professional guidance and assistance provided to individuals who need to resolve psychological or personal problems. It teaches individuals different ways to handle their emotional issues. The counselor helps the client to see things from a different perspective. This helps to facilitate a positive change in the client. There can develop a rapport between the counselor and the client and a feeling of trust which is why confidentiality is of utmost importance in this profession. Counseling session transcripts have to be secure to protect the client’s identity. The counselor does not get emotionally involved with the client nor is the client judged in any way. There is a lot of positivity in these sessions which is transmitted to the client.
Building Up Healthy Communities with Counseling Sessions
Counseling sessions by trained counselors can greatly impact the lives of individuals and thereby families. The breakup of traditional families has especially led to the need for counselors to help individuals navigate through difficult situations in their lives such as bereavement, the breakup of marriages, and the loss of jobs or closing down of businesses. Counseling helps them to come to terms with their situation and then pick up the thread of their lives once again. It thus promotes the building up of communities of people who lead healthy and happy lives irrespective of their situations. It is mandatory by law to maintain counseling session transcripts.
Causes for the Increased Need For Counseling
Today there is a breakdown in face to face communication with the world community becoming electronic. People are constantly in touch with one another but there is no communication within families. Smart phones, social media, and mobile apps take up the majority of people’s free time. As a result, there is a collapse in personal relationships and fewer real life connections with the people around us. Everything is good when the going is good but when tragedy strikes or you are in a tight spot, there are only messages or emails to comfort you. This is why counseling sessions have become so common now with transcripts keeping track of the cases and creating a record of all that transpired.