A few “Frequently Asked Questions” regarding counselling and psychology.

What are the main topics covered in counselling?2019-08-23T06:41:38+00:00

Counselling deals with numerous issues. Common ones are stress, anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, negativity, child behavior, marital discord, break up issues and many more.

Is it life long? When do I get to know that it’s time to terminate?2019-08-23T06:37:25+00:00

It certainly depends on you. The counsellor will never force you to continue. After a couple of sessions, if you find that things are better, you may terminate it after talking to your counsellor. It is not a course or programme.

Do you prescribe medicines in counselling?2019-08-23T06:35:04+00:00

No. Counselling is a ‘talk therapy’ and here medicines have no role to play.

How can I open up in front of a counsellor? Is it confidential?2019-08-23T06:33:43+00:00

The counsellor treats the counsellee with warmth and understands his/her problem well.

Everything is confidential. The counsellor does not inform anything to others. In case if it is important to involve a friend or a family member, the counsellor does it after taking the counsellee’s permission.

How long does it take to solve things through counselling?2019-08-23T06:32:08+00:00

There is no fixed time limit. It depends on the problem, on the response of the counsellee, counsellee’s attending the sessions on time and taking the sessions seriously.

As a counsellor will you solve my problem? Will you take the correct decision for me?2019-08-23T06:12:38+00:00

Counsellors do not take decisions on your behalf. They help you to take decisions and guide you on how to utilise your resources, choose between alternatives and develop a positive approach towards life.

Which age group can go for counselling?2019-08-22T13:08:20+00:00

Counselling is not age bound. Child counselling and geriatric counselling -both are common these days and this shows that every age group can go for counselling.

Is counselling only for people with signs of abnormal behaviour?2019-08-22T13:07:12+00:00

No, Counselling is for anyone and everyone. It is not just for people who are mentally challenged or emotionally weak. Normal people with personal problems can go for counselling.

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