Different scholars have different definitions about the meaning of theory but they tend to agree on one common front. Here are examples:-
A counselle is a subject in counselling sessions and this is a person who is being counselled by the counsellor
Counselling can be termed as the purposeful understanding of a person so as to provide self-understanding in that person. This translates to listening to people about their problems and offering suggestions that can offer solutions. The main aim of counselling is to make life more interesting.
Counselling may be more concerned with coping 'with crises', working through feelings and inner conflicts or improving relationships with others.
BAC-British Association of Counselling defines corruption as: "Counselling is the skilled and principled use of relationship to facilitate self- knowledge, emotional acceptance and growth and the optimal development of personal resources" -BAC (1986)
Counselling can also be described as the process in which the therapist guides the client towards personal growth and positive change through self understanding.
This is a person whose role is to enhance the work values, personal resources and capacity for self determination of the person being counselled [counselle].