Social work profession is unique from theCounsellor profession for the reason that itsfocuses on the Person in Environment (PIE) ; how the environment influence the person an person influence theenvironment rather than directly helping the person with problem. However a counsellor helps an individual toovercome or deal with a specific problem or certain issues on a face to facebasis. The key elements of both professions entailthe process to provide service when you want to make a change in your life. Anopportunity to make sense of your individual circumstances and contact withrelevant person and or make referrals to helps identify the choices for change.Also support for the individual during their process of change while ensuringthe end result leaving individual better equipped to cope for the future.Social workers try to identify the client system and target system, makeappropriate links between both systems and provide suitable assistance toreduce dependency through enabling and improving competence in the person.
In addition the counsellor profession empowersindividuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness,education, and career goals. Whilst both thrive on improving, enhancingand promoting growth each displays its uniqueness in their respective approach.Counselling and social workis more than just a job. They both require a great deal of time and energy inadvising persons, helping them realizes their full potential and supportingthem along the way. Social work distinctive approach support the cause in implementation ofpolicies that enhances the betterment within their environment, families’,individuals, community, especially children, elderly, vulnerable and over allsociety. The work is “social”, in theaspect that the social worker facilitates relationships, establishesconnections, and secures goods and services for an individual with a physicalor psychological disability. Within the counselling profession there aremore face to face interactions with guidance or assistance is given inresolving personal or psychological problems.
Counsellors’ are proficient athelping people work through their emotions and develop coping strategies and adaptto their environments. Social workers do those things, too, but they may alsospend a lot of time doing the reverse: adapting the environment to the clientand client to the environment.