Counseling Psychology Barriers

The relationship between counsellor and client, inevitably, plays significant role in determining counselling outcomes .Counselling psychology outcomes the personal expectations and responsibilities, cultural barriers to accessing psychological therapies, Challenges in counselling immigrant clients, role of religion and spirituality in counselling. Therefore, validation in counselling is very essential and plays significant role in building equal therapeutic relationship. Validation refers to the act that counsellor regards client’s experience is valid which conveys a sense of appreciation, non-discrimination and respect towards the client.

Common barriers to mental health services include; language, stereotyping, lack of awareness of different understandings of mental illness, cultural insensitivity including toward religious or cultural beliefs, colour-blind approach, direct or indirect racism.

In spite of repeated calls for research and interventions to overcome individual and systemic barriers to psychological treatments, little is known about the nature of these barriers. This track deals with the following: personal expectations and responsibilities, cultural barriers to accessing psychological therapies, Challenges in counselling immigrant clients, role of religion and spirituality in counseling.

  • Personal expectations and responsibilities
  • Cultural barriers to accessing psychological therapies
  • Challenges in counselling immigrant clients
  • Role of religion and spirituality in counselling

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