Human beings are equipped with basic strategies to deal with difficulties, most of the times we are able to fight against the odds. But sometimes, our coping strategies no longer yield the expected results. Sometimes, professional help is needed to get our life ‘back on track’. We face a variety of difficulties at different stages of our life. Counselling is a process that empowers an individual to seize back control of their lives. The individual understands more about themselves, it helps in increasing one’s self awareness and their patterns that have caused them to lose self esteem as well as confidence in their own abilities. It is based on a growth model that helps an individual to take a step towards discovering a more positive and fulfilling life.
Counselling is a safe space to hear yourself think out loud about your life, express how you’re really feeling and discuss concerns and worries with someone who won’t judge you. Sometimes when an individual is worried or stuck in a difficult situation, they develop a narrow sense of vision where they restrict their own ability to live their life as they would like to.
Common myths associated with Counselling include ‘it is not scientific, people just talk, ‘it is like talking to a friend’, ‘It is only associated with past or trauma’. In reality, counsellors are trained individual with a certified degree who are experienced and use proper theoretical orientations and have studied human behaviour in depth. They use their skills to guide an individual to solve their own difficulties by providing the tools needed for change.
And one can go for counselling at any point of time in their life, when they feel they are unable to help themselves. There is no age bar when it comes to Counselling, from childhood to adulthood to old age and from individuals therapy, couples therapy family therapy to group therapy, Counselling covers all areas of life and is available for all.
Common issues that are usually addressed in Counselling include:
- Self-esteem, self-confidence
- Anger Issues
- Behavioural Issues
- Difficulties in managing relationships/ Relationship Conflicts
- Communication difficulties
- Trauma (including accidents and assaults)
- Physical/emotional/Sexual abuse
- Gender Identity
- Issues related to sexuality
- Mood changes
- Eating Concerns
- Body Image
- Dependency issues (Alcohol/ Other Drugs)
- Mood changes
- Grief and Loss
- Suicidal thoughts/behaviours
- Family Problems
- Trust Issues
- Quarterlife/ Midlife crisis
- Lack of assertiveness
And many more, you can choose to come for Counselling Services fro anything that disturbs your normal flow of life.