OUR PRACTICE & FAQ
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Q. What is counselling?
Counselling is a health-based service. Counselling psychologists help people with their concerns regarding physical, emotional or mental health. The counsellor helps ease feelings of discomfort and helps clients work through issues. A counselling session is a mutually agreed upon time which provides a ‘safe’ space to the client to work through problems or issues they would like to work on. It would include you talking about the concerns for which you have sought Counselling. Counselling is a collaborative process, and it is rooted in the belief that you are the expert on your own life.
Q. Who is Counselling for?
Counselling is for everyone. All individuals have the right to seek access to better mental health and wellbeing. No problem is ‘too small’ for counselling.
People may choose a variety of reasons to come for Counselling - for example
Emotional concerns- feeling very anxious or extremely sad.
Concerns related to different Stages of life like career, marriage.
Life events like loss, death and bereavement, divorce.
Other Traumatic events like accidents, abuse, violence etc.
However, coming for counselling doesn’t necessitate the presence of a crisis or the foresight of one.
A person may require a listening and an objective ear. They may be experiencing an overwhelming sense of unhappiness, discomfort or dissatisfaction with life in general or some other unique concern that brings them to Counselling. And that too is
Q. Will all the information that I share be kept a secret?
Yes. The Counsellor takes efforts to maintain confidentiality regarding all that is shared in the sessions. Unless there is a threat to the client themselves, or others around them, the information shared would remain confidential.
Q. How long will counselling take?
Counselling is a process.
The number of sessions required varies from client to client. The time period suggested for counselling would depend on various factors like the nature of concerns that have been brought to Counselling, its effects on the client’s functioning, their ability to cope with these etc.
Sessions are on a weekly basis, lasting 45-60 minutes at a mutually pre decided time. Sometimes sessions may be more or less frequent, as needed.
Q. What is the counsellor’s role?
The Counsellor will listen to the client.
Help explore the issue at hand and the various choices available to effectively deal with the concern.
The counsellor would not indulge in giving advice or providing solutions to their problems but will assist in exploring and uncovering the answers to the problems.
May provide relevant and well-researched information that might help achieve goals that the clients have in mind.
Q. What are the myths associated with counselling?
Counsellors provide advice and suggestions to solve your problems
Counselling is only talking it out, so anyone can be my counsellor.
A Counselling Psychologist is a trained individual and the therapeutic relationship is a professional one. Sure, you could talk about your issues with anyone you choose, but then you may or may not derive the same benefits as the therapeutic relationship.
Life experience of a counsellor is more important than training.
Training provides a counselor with the skills to engage with different perspectives, whereas life experience may only provide a singular view.
Counselling is only for persons with mental illness.
Q. What are the benefits of counselling?
In my experience after Counselling, people have shared that they “feel lighter”, “more independent”, “more aware of themselves”, “feel good”, “feel confident” and so on.
Thus, Counselling usually results in the client feeling an improved sense of wellbeing, equipped and empowered to move forward in life.
Q. What is the setting in which counselling takes place?
Counselling will be in the Counsellor’s office
Q. How do I book an appointment?
You could book an appointment by a phone call on 9833890973 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note I may not always be available immediately on phone. I do not answer when I am with clients or otherwise unavailable. At these times you may leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Q. What are the next steps after booking an appointment?
After booking an appointment you will receive a confirmation email or SMS. This will include the address and timing. You can then visit the counsellor for the session.