Is counselling helpful?
Counseling is concerned with people’s emotional, social, job, school, and physical health difficulties at various phases of their lives, focusing on common daily stresses and more serious challenges with which people may suffer as individuals, families, communities, and organisations. Counseling psychologists assist people with physical, emotional, and mental health problems in enhancing their sense of well-being, reducing distress, and resolving crises. More severe psychological symptoms are also assessed, diagnosed, and treated by them.
WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS ADDRESSED BY COUNSELING?
- School and career/work adjustment concerns.
- Making decisions about career and work, and dealing with school‐work‐retirement transitions.
- Relationship difficulties‐including marital and family difficulties.
- Learning and skill deficits.
- Stress management and coping with negative life events.
- Organizational problems.
- Dealing with and adjusting to physical disabilities, disease or injury.
- Personal/social adjustment.
- The development of one’s identity.
- Persistent difficulties with relating to other people in general.
- Mental disorders.
WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS TREATED BY PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Psychotherapy can help with problems such as coping with daily life, the effects of trauma, medical disease, or loss, such as the death of a loved one, and specific mental disorders such as depression or anxiety. There are various types of psychotherapy, and some of them may be more effective for specific problems or situations. Psychotherapy can be used with medicine or other treatments.
WHAT IS PSYCHOTHERAPY AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Psychotherapy is a treatment option for those suffering from a wide range of mental diseases and emotional problems. Psychotherapy can help a person perform better, promote well-being, and heal by removing or controlling troublesome symptoms.
WHEN DO I GET TO SEE MY THERAPIST?
Many people meet their therapist once a week, although this depends on your needs and the type of therapy you’re receiving. After the initial consultation and before beginning therapy, the therapist will describe the procedure and duration of the therapy so that you are aware of the plan from the beginning.’
WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO GIVE MY THERAPIST?
It is entirely up to you what you tell your therapist, however it may be beneficial to give them an idea of what brought you to therapy in order for the process to be as effective as possible.