Contribution of Self-Concept in Guidance and Counselling Among Students

Samson Barongo, Callen Nyamwange


Many will agree that if one takes the general success in life as a journey, then self concept qualifies to be the driving force towards that goal. Without self- concept then the work of counsellors would be a mirage. Because not unless one is able to answer the question “who am I” and clearly define his perception or image of his abilities and uniqueness; then it becomes a hard task to guide and counsel such a person. Professional counsellors should therefore strive to understand the role of self concept in the essence of guiding students to realise their dreams and goals. Counsellor educators have emphasized the importance of counsellors self concept development as a vital ingredient of counsellors education programs. However, challenges have been encountered greatly in developing program elements which aid in desired outcome; individual counselling has been recommended as one of the most logical experiences to promote self –knowledge and to assist self-concept develops. It is my intention in this paper to clearly shade lights on the role of self-mastery as a bedrock fodder for counselling purpose.

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