A few “Frequently Asked Questions” regarding counselling and psychology.
Counselling deals with numerous issues. Common ones are stress, anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, negativity, child behavior, marital discord, break up issues and many more.
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.
No. Counselling is a ‘talk therapy’ and here medicines have no role to play.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.