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Counselling is professional guidance to help a person, family, or group of individuals recognize and deal with issues that are interfering with their mental well-being. Counselling involves regular meetings (sessions) with a qualified counsellor, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, mental health counsellor, or clinical social worker.
Counselling, which may also be called psychotherapy or therapy, can be done on an individual, family, or group basis.
Current as of: September 23, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Donald Sproule MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock MD - Psychiatry & Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health
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