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Discovering the benefits of counselling for students



In recent years, counselling has emerged as a vital tool in nurturing students' well-being. There has been more recognition of the significance of students' mental health; counselling has gained prominence for its role in promoting overall performance and fostering a conducive learning environment. In addition, the growing years are a period of rapid change and self-discovery. Amidst the challenges and uncertainties that come with these phases of life, counselling emerges as a powerful tool to guide students toward emotional resilience, self-awareness, and personal development.


Often, students face diverse challenges that can hinder their academic progress. These challenges might stem from personal issues, emotional struggles, or interpersonal conflicts. Through counselling, students gain a safe space to express their concerns, work through emotional barriers, and develop effective coping strategies. They can focus more on the academic task as they alleviate these challenges.


Transitions between schools during different stages of development (For example, the transition from primary school to secondary school or from secondary school to Polytechnic) can be daunting for students. Counselling can equip students with crucial emotional resilience and coping skills. As students transition into higher education, they start experiencing more significant stressors and pressures, including academic demands and social adjustments. Through counselling, students learn to identify and manage stress, anxiety, and depression, enabling them to navigate the challenges of higher education with greater confidence. These emotional tools enhance their well-being and foster a positive attitude towards personal growth and challenges.


Different types of counselling may benefit students:

Coping with mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression leads to more confidence and capacity to focus on their studies. Relationship counselling helps students develop interpersonal skills, manage conflicts, and foster empathy for others, enhancing their ability to collaborate, communicate their needs, and establish meaningful connections.


The benefits of counselling for students create a ripple effect that positively influences various dimensions of their well-being. From emotional regulation to self-esteem, healthy relationships to better academic performance. Counselling provides access to skills necessary to navigate life's journey confidently.


Restoring Peace is a private mental health centre which provides counselling and psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, youths and adult individuals, couples and groups with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and various mental health and relationship challenges. For more information, please visit www.restoringpeace.com.sg or WhatsApp at

+65 8889 1848. For periodic updates, we invite you to join our telegram group, https://t.me/restoringpeace.


Keywords: students, school, university, responsibilities, well-being, development, resilience, counselling, performance, emotional regulation


Sources:

https://changeworkspsychology.com/benefits-of-counseling-for-university-students/


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