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Counseling in Busan: How do you perceive the need?

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kharrison
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Counseling in Busan: How do you perceive the need?
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I am trying to gain a better understanding of the need for counseling services in the Southern Korea area (particularly Busan, but please reply if you live in other areas as well). I have become aware of an increased interest in counseling services by non-native residents and am looking into how this need can be met.

My definition of counseling services include the following: culture shock/adjustment counseling, depression counseling, grief counseling, couples counseling, relationship counseling, etc. It does not include intense psychotherapy or medication to control symptoms.

If you are comfortable, would you mind sharing your experience? 

Do you have any information about counselors in the area?

If you were to attend counseling, what kind of services would you prefer (individual, support group, phone, internet, free, paid, etc)

How do you perceive the need for counseling services in Busan?

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Re: Counseling in Busan: How do you perceive the need?

I can't speak for others, but I can definitely tell you that I feel like I could really benefit from something like counseling - preferably free, individual, an in-person. I have no idea if anyone will get this... E-mail me at lileprechaun2@yahoo.com if you know of anything like that...

Harpoinseoul
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Re: Counseling in Busan: How do you perceive the need?

There is a definite need for counseling in the Busan area. I am a counselor up in Seoul and have had a number of Skype video clients who where down around the Busan area~among other areas as well. This summer, I am toying with the idea of possibly going down there weekly or biweekly to meet clients face to face in sessions.

With the two or more westerners that committed suicide last year, there is a definite need for counselors, I just don't know if there would be enough to sustain someone full-time. Allt he best in what you do.

Busan Counseling
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Re: Counseling in Busan: How do you perceive the need?

A new counseling services will be starting in Busan in October. Please check out notjustonebusan.blogspot.com for more information. 

Busan Ajoshi
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Re: Counseling in Busan: How do you perceive the need?

Probably there is a greater need for it than most would realize or admit, but I imagine that's usually the case, no? Marriage counseling, anger management, cultural sensitivity training, alcohol abuse counseling - I've encountered plenty of people who would benefit from all of the above. Whether they would commit to it is another question.

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