Frequently asked questions about online counselling & therapy
Counseling is the application of mental health, psychological or human development principles, through cognitive, affective, behavioral, or systematic interventions, strategies that address wellness, personal growth, or career development, as well as pathology.
Few broad things about counseling are:
- Counseling deals with wellness, personal growth, career, and pathological concerns.
- Counselling is conducted with persons who are considered to be functionating Well and those who are having more serious problems.
- Counseling is a process that may be developmental or intervening.
- Counseling is not just merely a listening activity it’s a healing process.
Online counseling is the modern form of counseling services to the client through the online medium rather than a physical or face-to-face one. In online counseling, counselors use telephonic, text, multimedia like videoconferencing techniques for providing counseling to the client who is at a distant place and can’t visit the hospital or counselor’s clinic.
Online counselling provides benefits of affordability, comfort, and accessibility over the physical model.
Guidance is a process of helping people make important choices that affect their lives, such as choosing healthy habits, the things to look in your partner, how individuals can focus more on their work and life whereas in counseling counselors will try to bring the change or insight within the people to overcome the issues that they face.
One major distinction between guidance and counseling is that guidance focuses on helping individuals choose what they value most, whereas counseling focuses on helping them make changes.
Counselling provides important implications in solving the mental, emotional and behavioral issues of mankind. By counseling, you can gain awareness and insight into your personality, attitudes, needs, and problems. After identifying the issues you can make session plans with your counselor, in the process of counseling with the help of a counselor you can overcome your issues.
Counselors use different techniques of assessment and therapy to deal with the issues that they are going through.
Online counseling and therapy can help in issues like Stress, depression, exam and work anxiety, mood swings, career and marriage issues, occupational issues, relationship problems, child care and effective parenting, sleep problems like nightmare anxiety, sexual problems associated with psychological conditions, LGBTQ community counseling, Insight development, counseling of Autistic and dyslexic children and their caregivers.
Yes, online counseling and therapies have shown effectiveness for the less severe mental health issues or you need to have counseling regarding your day-to-day challenges and conflicts.
Online therapy and counseling are not very much effective in problems like schizophrenia, neurocognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s, somatoform disorders, and the types of issues that have gone beyond the level of control of counselor’s and need critical examination and rehabilitation but it’s effective for stress, depression, exam and work anxiety, mood swings, career and marriage issues, relationship problems, child care and effective parenting and issues that can be tackled via online mode
The duration of a single counseling session may vary depending upon whether it’s individual counseling or group counseling, type of problem, the therapeutic approach of a counselor.
In individual counseling means one to one counseling session the ideal time for a single session of counseling means therapeutic hour is around between 50-55 minutes, few online psychologists offer 60 minutes period few 50 but it should not be less than 45 minutes.
Psychotherapy focuses on serious problems associated with intrapsychic, internal, and personal issues and conflicts. Usually, it dealt with the recovery of adequacy.
Psychotherapy is especially analytically based therapy which emphasized:
- The past more than the present
- Insight more than change
- The detachment of the therapist
- The therapist’s role as an expert
- Require long duration
Suppose you have a headache which you can bear then you won’t take a pill but when it goes beyond your control then you will look for the pill or anything that can reduce your headache pain like that if you are facing any sort of mental health issue or need assistance for emotional, behavioral and social disturbances which goes beyond your level of control in which you need advice, insight, knowledge, and solutions of your problems then, in this case, you can not do it alone you will need the help of a mental health professional or clinical psychologist who can guide and make aware you about your issues and help you in overcoming them.
A psychologist is a mental health expert who engages in academic, research and uplifting the well-being of people. Depending upon his or her area of expertise they engage with people for alleviating and handling their mental health issues, provide counseling and therapy.
Initially, when the client approaches the psychologist with his ongoing mental or emotional problems, the psychologist will build a good rapport with the client and will ask about his or her issues and problems through active listening and also take notes of clients background information like age, area of belonging, occupation, information about family members and so on.
Depending upon the counseling approach of the counselor like Cognitive therapy, humanist, behavioral, existential, group therapy, and others along with the type of clients issue counselors form the counseling sessions with clients after that they bring the change within the client which will help the client in dealing with the ongoing issue.
When the client successfully overcomes his or her issues then counselors terminate the sessions.
A psychiatrist is a mental health professional who holds a medical degree means MBBS with MD in Psychiatry who can treat mentally challenged people with a higher level of severity whereas a Psychologist holds Masters and a Ph.D. degree in psychology/Clinical psychology/Counselling psychology/occupational psychology/ health psychology. they can provide counseling, guidance, and to some extent psychotherapy.
A psychiatrist is a person who can prescribe medicines in every country but a Psychologist can not prescribe medicines except in few countries.
Psychiatrists and Psychologists both work together as a unit for dealing with the issues of people facing mental challenges and issues.
It’s still a controversy whether a psychologist should prescribe medicine or not.
In few countries like UK, USA, Russia a practicing psychologist can prescribe medicines for the problems in which the severity is low but in India, only psychiatrists can prescribe medicines no psychologist can prescribe medicines at current.
- Click On Book an Appointment.
- Once you choose the Session date & Mode, fill the required form and do the payment to confirm your counseling session.
- Your Session will be Start as per your appointment time
We Provides Counseling Session in almost all Indian languages which include: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil. Telugu and Malayalam.
Yes, the client’s personal information remains confidential and secure in counseling. Counselors brief clients in their initial session that his or her information will be kept confidential so no need to worry about that because counselors practice ethics and are bound by ethical laws.
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