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Counseling services are usually provided by counselors to specific target groups such as students, parents, and the community. However, the aim of this study is to look at the challenges of counselors themselves to obtain counseling services. This study is a qualitative study in the form of semi-structured interviews among eight counselors with more than 10 years of experience. The scope of the study revolved around exploring the challenges of obtaining counseling services. Data were analyzed by using the thematic analysis method that has been recommended by Braun and Clark (2006). The findings of the study found that the challenge for counselors to obtain counseling services is perception and stigma, the counselor's personal attitude, and the counselor's way of thinking. Discussion and implications of the study are also discussed in this study.


Counselor Perceptions, Challenges Attitudes and Ways of Thinking

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Jamayah Saili, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Fakulti Sains Kognitif dan Pembangunan Manusia

Chin Chew Lin, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Fakulti Sains Kognitif dan Pembangunan Manusia


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