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Psychological Counseling

psychologyThe word psychology combines two Greek words psyche (mind) and logos (study of).  Psychology can be defined as a scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychology is a science because it has an organized body of knowledge and scientific methods are used for research. The goals of psychology are to describe, explain, predict and control behaviour. The above goals can sometimes be achieved by studying animal behaviour by comparing that of humans. Animals are used because the researcher can have better control of their hereditary and their environment. Animals are also less complex and have no moral restriction. It is important to remember that behaviour can rather be avert or covert. Overt behaviour refer to observable actions e.g. anger, joy, aggression. Covert behaviour refers to non-observable actions e.g. thinking, memory, perceptions.
 

Who is it suitable for counseling?

People usually come to psychological counseling when talking to friends and families proves not to be enough. Having someone to talk to who is not directly involved in your particular circumstances can make a real difference. Psychological counselors are trained in the art of listening and have skills to help you explore your concerns, to help you make sense of complex issues and to find a way forwards. Psychological counselors work with individuals, couples and groups (such as families). All counseling work is, of course, completely confidential.


What kinds of problems can it help?

Psychological counseling is able to help with a broad range of individual and social problems. Many people find it helpful when faced with difficult stages in their normal life cycle such as career changes, loss and bereavement or crisis points in relationships. Others look to psychological counseling to help alleviate distress whether from pressures of living or through longstanding problems which have proved resistant to change. Psychological Counseling is especially suitable to help you:; handle crises in relationships; deal with stress and other pressures; resolve fears, panics and anxieties; cope with continuing family problems; work through difficult decisions; break through depression and sadness Psychological counseling is not confined only to helping people cope with difficulties; Other benefits to be gained include developing creativity, self-expression and finding pathways to self-discovery. By exploring past and present circumstances you can open up to new possibilities, and take control of your lifestyle. Find yourself and be yourself.

Psychological Counseling can help enable you to:develop more fulfilling relationships; bring out your creativity and self-expression; learn to assert your own needs; renew a sense of purpose in your life; find paths to self-discovery; feel happier within yourself. What happens in


Psychological Counseling sessions?

Client and counselor sit in private and engage in a lot of talking and listening. Each session typically lasts between 50 minutes and one hour. Sometimes just a single session is sufficient for a clients needs, but more usually client and counselor continue to meet for several weeks or even months. Client and counselor plan together how often and for how long to meet. Nowadays many psychological counselors prefer to work with clients over a small number of highly focused sessions and then to offer an open door policy. This means that clients are free to return for more sessions if and when they require them, knowing that there is a reliable professional service available and that they will always be welcomed. Couples meet with the counselor in the same way and may use the sessions to better understand how they communicate and react to each others needs. Many couples find attending alternate individual and joint sessions to be especially helpful.


What happens in children Counseling session(play therapy)?

  1. Select a student who might benefit from play therapy.

  2. Decide if you will have a separate session with this child or whether you will sit near the student during your class play period or recess.

  3. Obtain materials for the session.

  4. Place the materials in specific places where they can be located for each session.

  5. Meet the student and introduce him/her to the play area.

  6. Inform the student of limitations and how long the session will last (usually 30-60 minutes).

  7. Allow the student to choose materials. Do not suggest materials or activities. If the student wishes to leave before the session ends, that is allowed. However, the student is not allowed to return that day. He is informed of the time of the next scheduled session.

  8. Use the reflection technique to respond to the students comments. If the student is non-verbal, your role will change. You will be describing what the student is doing.

  9. As the end of the session nears, inform the student of that fact, stating the number of minutes left.

  10. Upon reaching the time limit, inform the student in a manner similar to the following: Our time is up for today. We will have to stop now and put the toys back where we found them. The student is not allowed to continue playing.

  11. Inform the student as to when the next session will be held.                                                                                                                       



What clients do i deal with?

Children just like any other person undergo traumatic events this presents it self in their behavior. Young people due to things like decay in family structure and drug abuse are caught up in psychological disturbance and hence need counseling. Couples and individual seeking for HIV /AIDS Counseling and testing or psychosocial support.



How will I be treated?

I am a qualified general counselor specializing in Guidance and counseling, children counseling and HIV Testing and Counseling Accredited by Kenya Counseling Association (KCA) and
NASCOP in the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation. Also a member of Couple Counselors Forum Association (CCFA). I abide by the codes of conduct and professional practice. I appreciate clients for seeking help and take each person individually and regard their problem as unique. I try to understand what it must feel like from the inside. I am then concerned to help you unravel whatever keeps the problem coming and to help you identify ways of changing things for the better.

In guidance and counseling i do trainings on various topics of interest to youths in schools and out of schools. Through such interactions am able to identify various needs that might need more help.



What services do i offer?

School guidance and counseling, Psychological counseling, Children counseling, couple counseling, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing as well as psychosocial support.


For further details or an informal discussion, please call me direct: +254 725639005 /+254 721955494  or write me a mail on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.