Counselling is a service in the field of mental health.
According to the APA (American Psychological Association), counseling psychology as an applied field of psychology focuses on how people function both independently as individuals and by entering into relationships at any age.
Thus, psychological counselling aims at helping individuals to overcome emotional, social, work or school related issues, as well as problems related to physical health that may arise at different stages of life.
Counseling psychologists help people with physical, emotional and mental problems to improve their sense of well-being, alleviate feelings of suffering and resolve life crises.
Psychological counselling includes as well the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of more severe psychological symptoms.
Source: American Psychological Association 2020