FAQ

FAQ  

Frequently Asked Questions

Counselling is a “tailor made” therapy that allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they acquire in a confidential and safe environment. It involves a trained therapist listening to you empathetically and helping you find ways to deal with emotional and relational issues
Counselling is for anyone who is suffering from a crisis on a personal, emotional, relational and occupational level or who wish to take care of their mental health.
The counselling process is a planned, structured dialogue between the counselor and the client. The counselor uses different psychological therapies and techniques to help you live your best life. It starts with an introductory session followed by identification of certain issues that one must be facing. It is then followed with therapies and techniques to facilitate the journey of self discovery and rise to lead a more healthy and fulfilling life.
The number of sessions vary according to individual requirements and are usually decided after the first two sessions. However it is recommended to take a minimum of five sessions to see significant improvement.
There are numerous benefits of taking up counselling. Some of which are:
Gaining a better understanding of your own thoughts, feelings and behavior.
Improvement in health and well being
Significant increase in confidence and self esteem
Obtaining a sense of comfort and inner peace
Clarity of personal and professional goals
Increasing performance at work and school
Improving relationships and resolving conflict with loved ones
Counselors and psychologists focus on the emotional, social and behavioral aspect of the client. Talk therapy plays a major role in counselling.
Psychiatrists focus on the biological aspect of the person by prescribing medicines along with using other techniques to aid the client
We provide individual and group counselling that can be conducted face to face or via Skype or telephone.
Skype/ telephonic counselling is beneficial for you as it can be done within the comfort of your home without wasting any time while commuting. All conducted sessions are private and confidential irrespective of whether they are conducted face-to- face or virtually.
Yes, all the information disclosed in the session will remain confidential. We as counselors are bound by ethical guidelines to keep all the information confidential except in the cases of self-harm or harm to others and only disclose when given consent.
A counselor’s job is to make you independent in every aspect of your life and make your own decisions. Therefore, dependence on counselors is unlikely to occur. If it does occur, understand that it is normal because you share so much of your life with them. Counselors however are trained professionals and competent to take care of such dependency if it occurs.
A holistic approach is always better for treatment. Medicines help better if taken in conjunction with counselling.
Meeting a counselor for the first time can be daunting but you do not need to worry. The first session is an informal introduction between the counselor and you to make you feel comfortable and secure to share your queries.
There are no fixed rules on bringing loved ones. While, it is always beneficial to talk one on one, you may still bring in your loved one for the session. Your loved one may wait inside or outside depending on your discretion.
Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions – disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. The severity of the symptoms depends upon the level of mental illness. One in five adults experience a mental condition every year. In addition to directly experiencing a mental illness, the family, friends and community of the person are also affected.
It is possible for a person suffering with mental illness to live a fulfilled life. With the help of a proper diagnosis and treatment, mental illnesses can be either treated or in cases where certain disorders are not treatable symptoms can be managed leading to a person lead a fulfilling life.
If you notice continued symptoms, be there to help the person, let them know you are available and help them consult a mental health professional. Early identification and diagnosis is key to start the recovery process.
Most people begin feeling better after taking medication, however, before you stop taking medication, consult a doctor. In most cases, the symptoms have a tendency to reappear so it always a good option to consult with your doctor.
Since there is no one cause of mental illness, there is no sure way to prevent it. However, you can certainly reduce the risk by practicing self care, adopting a healthy lifestyle, taking steps to boost physical and mental health through activities like exercise, meditation as well as being aware and recognizing early signs and symptoms as they occur and seek professional help when needed.
It is normal to feel sad, angry, upset, frustrated, confused sometimes. But when you feel that these symptoms or feelings begin to interfere with your life, you could be in a need of help. Further, though every illness has different symptoms most common symptoms include:
Confused thinking
Extreme mood swings
Unexplained physical problems
Sudden outbursts of anger
Long lasting sadness
Excessive anxiety, fear or worry
Thoughts of suicide
Hallucinations or delusions
Abuse or drugs or alcohol
Unexplained changes in eating or sleeping
Denial of problems
Isolation
Irritability
Inability to handle daily tasks
counselling is not a life long process. The estimated time for which the sessions are conducted vary with the illness. The length of therapy depends on the severity and intensity of one’s condition.
The number of sessions depends on the severity of the case. The first session is usually an introductory and an icebreaker session, where we make you feel comfortable and secure enough to speak with ease about your issues. Therefore, it will take more than one session to solve your conflicts.
Counselors are trained to provide help and support without judgement on your personal problems. They are unbiased and neutral in their approach, something which a loved one cannot provide. Their objectivity is the reason for effective counselling
The age of the therapist has no bearing on his/her professional competence. The education, training and experience that they undergo gives them the ability to provide therapy.
If you are unhappy about the counselling that you receive, it is very important that you talk to your counselor regarding the issue that you are having.
A therapeutic relationship is different by design. It is an important difference in that professional boundaries are in place and should remain that way. The intent is to ensure that what happens is for the client's benefit.
To book appointments call 9810021945 or email at rachnaksingh@hotmail.com

COUPLES/ MARITAL COUNSELLING/ PREMARITAL COUNSELLING

There are many signs that occur when a marriage is troubled. Look for the red flags mentioned below:
Constant arguments
Criticism
Domestic violence
Interference of others in the marriage
Frequent lying
Emotional/verbal abuse
Lack of physical intimacy
It is necessary to get help as soon as the problems start surfacing since early identification and treatment is very helpful to resolve conflicts.
Marital counselling is effective on a number of levels
Constant arguments
It helps couples recognize and resolve conflicts in new ways
It improves communication between couples
It provides a neutral territory for couples to work through their issues in a safe and secure environment
Couples can decide to rebuild their relationship or clarify the reasons for why they need to separate
The process of counselling is effective but depends on the severity of the case and the amount of effort the couple takes to rebuild the relationship. Therefore, the conflicts in your marriage will end if you both are committed to rebuild your relationship and work through these issues together.
counselling helps with rebuilding a relationship but also gives clarity to couples who want to get separated. So counselling will give you and your partner some clarity on what your next step will be in the relationship. With one person also we can try to make relationships work.
A counselor is non judgmental and objective and does not take sides in couples counselling. Seeking help from a counselor will give you and your partner a neutral territory to work on your problems.
Sexual concerns are a major part of a marital relationship and hence are important to share.
Pre-marital counselling is a method of preventative counselling where the couple works through any existing issues before they enter into marriage and also acquires tools to recognize and resolve conflicts with ease. This is a sensitive period where couples may not be comfortable enough to discuss certain topics such as:
Finances
Affection & Sex
Desire to have children
Family relationships
Decision making
Parenting styles
Spending time together
Beliefs and values
Religion
Pre marital counselling gives couples a neutral ground to discuss such sensitive topics without having major conflicts.

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT COUNSELLING

counselling in today’s day starts very early in life so there is no set age for when you can bring your child for counselling. It is preferable if the child is above the age of 1-2, which is the age where they start speaking and socializing more.
One needs to be involved in their child’s treatment from the very beginning. Going through the process of counselling can be overwhelming for a child as well as for the parents so it is important to be involved and support the child through every step of the counselling process.

CORPORATE COUNSELLING

We offer various programs for your corporation such as
Training workshops on soft skills & health and wellness
Corporate health and wellness programs
counselling services
Psychometric testing
Health desk
Health hot-lines
The benefits of workplace counselling for employees include:
Easy access to trained counselors
A safe space to talk about their problems
Helping employees to better understand themselves
Establishing or improving coping skills
Developing effective solutions for problems
Improved performance at work
Learning to look at issues with a more positive outlook and different perspective
The average group size for a corporate workshop is 25-30 people.
Yes, we can customize our workshops according to the needs of the company.



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