Counseling is relatively new to Vietnam. Most Vietnamese are not familiar with the counseling process or are wary of seeking professional counseling help. Hopefully, this mindset will change.
There are many definitions for counseling. Some aspects of counseling are:
- Counseling is a process: it has a beginning, it has progression and an end;
- Counseling is a healing dialogue between a trained person (the Counselor) and the one seeking help (the Client).
- Counseling helps people resolve their own psychological and social problems.
- Counseling helps people to define their problems more clearly and work through their personal issues more effectively.
“Counseling can make you feel worse before things start to get better.”
(Christine Peh – Counseling Program Director of CoRE)
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