«Counseling is the art of helping people. Counselors are professionals who are trained to share their knowledge and skills with those seeking their help. Counseling recognizes that all individuals are likely to need help going through childhood or adolescence, but even during their adult life. Effective counseling is the one that works proactively. Counselors help individuals in their personal, educational and professional development. Their services are provided to schools, universities, municipal and state structures and on a private basis».
Counseling is a two-way communication process between the person being advised (the person who needs help) and the counselor (the professional who helps).