Meaning of “counselling” in the English Dictionary

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"counselling" in British English

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counsellingnoun [ U ]

mainly UK US usually counseling uk /ˈkaʊn.səl.ɪŋ/ us /ˈkaʊn.səl.ɪŋ/

C2 the job or process of listening to someone and giving that person advice about their problems:

a counselling service

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  • It is generally accepted that the bereaved benefit from counselling.
  • The couple had no premarital counselling and rushed into marriage without much thought for the future.

(Definition of “counselling” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"counselling" in Business English

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counsellingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkaʊnsəlɪŋ/ us UK US counseling HR

the activity of a trained person listening to someone who has a problem and giving them advice on how to deal with it:

The provision of a workplace counselling service can lead to the reduction of stress-related absence.

(Definition of “counselling” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)