Meet Nihinlola, a young beautiful Counselling Psychologist as she talks about her passion for Guidance and Counselling in this exclusive interview with Amaka
Madam, please tell us about yourself
I’m Nihinlola Eunice Olowe
A graduate of Guidance and counselling from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and about to finish my masters degree at the Lagos State University, Ojo.
I’m also the coordinator of a faith based non profit organization named *Christian Courtship Squad*.
Why did you choose to pursue a career in Guidance and Counselling ?
Well that is a long story but let’s say my parents choose the course for me when I was seeking admission into the University, at that point due to some personal issues I was not sure of what course to pursue. But after I got the admission, I developed passion for the course in my second year in the University and at that stage I could picture myself getting a masters degree and practicing as a counselling psychologist.
How do you identify the core problem of a patient?
This depends on the client and the situation. The method I will use in identifying the core problem of a referred client who is not ready to talk is quite different from the method I will use for a client who willing request for counselling.
But I mostly diagnose my clients core problem through probing or testing.
So far, what has been your greatest achievement with a patient?
My greatest achievement thus far with a client was helping a client of mine overcome a long standing anxiety issue which has ruined most opportunities for her in the past.
She went for Chevening scholarship interview and performed excellently.
To the best of my knowledge, counselling psychology is a very broad field , a counselling psychologist may take care of people with different problems such as substance abuse, trauma and all of that. Which area is your specialty?
I focus more on Couples Counselling although am trained in all aspect and can practice in other aspect as well
Is there any other thing you would like people to know about you?
Well nothing except inviting them for a Marital Conference organized by my organization: *Christian Courtship Squad* which would take place on 27th of July 2019 at Ikeja Lagos.
Click on this link for further information and registration: http://bit.ly/ANMC2019
How can you be reached?
You can reach me on LinkedIn, my username is Nihinlola Olowe