Understanding Mental Health: What is Counselling? (Tamil Video)
What is counselling: Counselling is a process where you seek support from a trained counsellor on any issue that is of concern to you. The role of the counsellor is to create a safe space for you where you can open and process and work on your concern. The counsellor will help you see your problem from an objective perspective and help you come up with alternate solutions, through self awareness and self reflection.
About the author: Anne Sureshkumar holds masters degrees in social work and philosophy: guidance and counselling, and is a registered social worker. Raised in Zambia and Nigeria, she has lived largely in the south of India, before moving to Canada. Anne grew up questioning the alarming socio-economic inequalities and gender biases within present-day societies, which determined her career choice in social work. In Canada, she focuses on immigrant populations and counselling. Her areas of interest include anti-racism work, mental health, domestic violence, intersectionality, identity development for ethnic and sexual minorities, research, public speaking, and writing. Anne co-chaired the Diversity working group at the Calgary Counselling Centre. She currently is the Trauma therapist who supports the Anti racism work of the Calgary police and is in private practice. Anne was also nominated for the Alberta Inspirational Awards in 2018.