Clinical counselling uses mental health counselling values and methods for the purpose of helping patients to fully comprehend their needs and concerns, in order to enhance their own self-growth, relationships, life transitions, spirituality and mental health. Treatment for Clinical counselling would involve a development into personal insight and learning to prevent or reduce maladjusted behavior or symptoms. A major focus would be enhancing and strengthening coping styles and improving relationships within the individual and with others.
Clinical counselling provides a variety of options of educational and mental health related services for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Clinical counselling consists of clinical teaching and supervision, organizational consulting, training, and critical crisis intervention.