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Professionals in Personal, Educational and Career Counselling Services,
Counselling Point is a highly dynamic organisation, conceived and established in November 2004 under a professional license issued by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is a non-governmental organization committed to the cause of education and its promotion and is dedicated to the philosophy of well being.
World over, education is one of the vital sectors for the development of a nation and it is even more important in the Middle East – where one in every three people living in the region is between the ages of 10 and 24. United Nations Development Program statistics put current GCC population growth at 3.5% per annum – one of the highest in the world – with 60% of the GCC’s total population of 35.14 million currently under 16 years of age.
We enable students make their choices based on their interest, needs, academic profile, values, aptitude, financial capability and maturity level. We support students and their families throughout the admission process and provide unlimited sessions of one to one counselling. Our students are empowered to make informed choices to achieve their career and academic dreams.
Individualized counselling on educational opportunities in different edu-destinations
Selection of institutions
Leadership training, goal setting, Study Skills, exam preparation,
Personality enhancement, adolescent issues
Value Education, Aptitude Testing
Portfolio preparation for Award programs
Referral service for students with learning difficulties
Counselling – relationship counselling, conflict resolution, crisis management, financial issues, cross cultural problems, mental health related issues etc.
Guidance & Referral service
Local knowledge and networking opportunities
Coordinate meetings, facilitate tie-ups and partnerships
Survey and research
Writing and presentations
Coordinate education related events within UAE and out side
Support exhibitions and conferences
Conduct awareness talks
Facilitate events to promote well being of families
Articles to create awareness and to inspire readers
Teaching and training sessions
Social welfare initiatives
Most of Counselling Point’s clients come to us through referrals. We find that our students are our brand ambassadors and it is their families who send us prospective students/clients. Almost all marketing is word of mouth. Counselling Point has good rapport with Embassies and Consulates of India and other countries. This positive relationship also brings in clients in the form of international recruiters and exhibition organizers.
Being a social enterprise, Counselling Point charges a nominal professional fee. So far, the clients whether individuals, students, institutions or families paid a professional fee towards services offered as we haven’t been accepting commissions.
Ethics and integrity are of paramount importance to Counselling Point. The individual’s requirement is top priority, no direct association with any educational or social organisation.
To retain our objectivity, we are not affiliated to any specific country/institution.
We believe in a holistic approach – taking all factors into consideration
Trust & mutual respect form the foundation of our interactions. We appreciate the confidentiality of clients and families
Opportunity – creating new opportunities for every nee
Director: Rema Menon
Menon writes regularly for Gulf New – Notes on Education, careers and Training. Additionally, she is an adjunct teacher at the Sharjah Women’s College, teaching a course in Counselling skills for the Bachelors program in Career Advising and Counselling in the Education Department.
Before coming to the Gulf, for over a decade she worked in the area of non institutional support services for children at Institutions like Indian Council for Child Welfare -Tamil Nadu and Indian Assn. for Promotion of Adoption and Child Welfare, Mumbai. She is a life member of both organizations.
In 2004, Ms. Menon founded Counselling Point, the first educational advising and counselling centre of its kind in the Middle East.
Over the last year few years, Counselling Point has built trust and credibility with its audiences and established strong relations with academic institutions and government agencies. Some of the students placed by Conselling Point are now pursuing higher education in institutions in USA, UK, Canada, Singapore, India and Australia. Ms. Menon is the founder President of the Stella Maris Alumnae Assn., UAE Chapter and one of the founder members of Counselling Arabia, a network of Counselling professionals in the Middle East Region (www.counsellingarabia.org). She is also a member of NAFSA, for International Educators.