When you experience negative emotions such as sadness, difficulty in focusing on studies and frequent worrying for a significant period of time and cannot cope with it, then you can take help from an expert. Some of the concerns with which students approach a counsellor are prolonged sadness, worry, stress, anxiety, low self esteem, lethargy, procrastination and so on.
Any concern or experience, from an everyday concern to a unique circumstance or situation can constitute a reason to seek help from a Counsellor. Common reasons why students have sought counselling include:
- Academic problems, procrastination, difficulty keeping to deadlines, low confidence
- Distress related to peer relationships
- Illness, grief and loss
- Life transition and adjustment issues
- Personal growth and understanding
- Addiction related issues
- Anxiety, Depression, Stress
Counselling helps to enhance the overall well-being of the student. It is a process in which the student and the counsellor work towards a common goal which is beneficial for the student. This can lead to a satisfactory and beneficial change in the thoughts, feelings and behaviour of the individual. It can enable them to cope with unmanageable situations in the best way possible and help improve self esteem, confidence, reduce stress and anxiety.
A counselling session is generally for 60 minutes, unless otherwise pre-decided.
The duration of the Counselling process differs for each individual. You could have one session which many students find is enough or have upto 5-6 sessions. Depending upon the concerns that each student has, the number of sessions vary. On an average, counselling sessions can extend between 2-6 sessions which can be organised to suit your schedule.
Only your counsellor would know of this. For all those who seek counselling, confidentiality is maintained regarding their personal information, which is not disclosed to any person, group or authority without his/her consent.
Yes, when you begin counselling with us, we will share a consent form for your review and signature which lays out the expectations and terms of the counsellor-client relationship.
Yes. For anyone under 18 years of age, the parents have to give consent and the child has to give assent. Parents are made clear that the details the child shares in the sessions will remain confidential – other than in circumstances that come under exceptions to confidentiality.