Help provided by a member of staff (tutor, mentor, etc) or a peer (student) in relation to educational or, more commonly, personal matters.

See: supporting students

(14 Jan 2009)

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The art of listening to people and assisting them deal with their problems by weighing options, facilitating the consideration of the factors acting in that situaion. Counselling can be performed through the telephone or face to face. Ideal counselling constitutes an encounter which does not involve giving advice. Counsellors may not need to be formally trained but it is preferred that they are trained.

(16 Dec 1997)