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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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counsellorcoun‧sel‧lor British English, counselor American English /ˈkaʊnsə $ -ər/ ●○○ noun [countable]  BOADVISEsomeone whose job is to help and support people with problems Are you seeing a counsellor?student/marriage guidance/stress etc counsellorCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + counsellora student/family counsellor (=helping students or families with problems)Student counsellors say there's a lot of pressure at college these days.a debt/stress etc counsellor (=helping with debt, stress etc problems)A debt counsellor has been helping the family.a marriage (guidance) counsellor (=helping with marriage problems)You should talk to a marriage counsellor about your problem.a school counsellor (=working with the students at a school)I worked for three years as a school counsellor.a professional/trained counsellorSeek help from a professional counsellor if things go wrong.verbssee a counsellor (=go to a counsellor for help)Her doctor recommended that she should see a counsellor.
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counsellorThe hospice is appealing for more people to work as bereavement counsellors.Cathy Troupp was talking to a specialist couple counsellor about this month's case history.He was undoubtedly an influential counsellor.Maybe we should see a marriage counsellor.They had sought help from the marriage counsellor a little late in the day.Throughout the discussion, the counsellor has several tasks. 1 Giving everyone an opportunity to contribute.The counsellor constructs a working hypothesis which attempts to see meaning and connections in the counsellee's social performance.The counsellor has responsibility for starting up the discussion.
From Longman Business Dictionarycounsellorcoun‧sel‧lor /ˈkaʊnsələ-ər/ British English, counselor American English noun [countable] someone whose job is to help or advise people commercial counsellor debt counsellor
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