Guidance implies directing, advising, helping or steering the individual into the right direction. Guidance also refers to broad area of education activities and services that helps individuals in the following ways
The Kenya Ministry of Education (1977) defines guidance as a continuing process concerned with determining and providing for the developmental needs of 'learners'.
Counselling can also be defined as a face to face relationship with a counsellor and a counselee Todbar (1959).
Counselling may also be defined as a learning -oriented process which usually occurs in an interactive relationship with the aim of helping the person learn more about the self and also to be an understanding and effective member of society.
Disparities/Differences between guidance and counselling
We can therefore conclude that counselling and guidance are not the same words. counselling is more of helping a person to understand his/her problems and let him/her find solutions of his/her own. Its more of a healing process, curative or remedial while guidance is a lifelong process mostly used in the teaching/learning process that can be conducted by any person with skills or knowledge. Guidance has no problems to be solved, thus its preventive.
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