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Counselling FAQ

What is counselling?

Counselling (sometimes called psychotherapy, talk therapy, or treatment) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained mental health worker in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. … Individual counselling is counselling focused on the individual’s immediate or near future concerns.

How will these sessions benefit me?

Counselling sessions between a client and a trained counsellor are helpful for a variety of reasons, such as increasing an individual’s self-awareness, encouraging self-exploration, identifying boundaries, enhancing communication skills and improving the use of healthy coping skills.

Should both partners be present for the therapy? Do they attend the same therapist?

Yes it’s necessary for both partners to be present. A husband and wife should attend the same therapist in order to make the same progress together and to be cured in the same way. Usually, if only one partner undergoes therapy, it will be good only for them as an individual.

Will my therapist solve my problem and give me solutions?

It’s OK for therapists to share their thoughts and opinions if you ask for advice, but they shouldn’t be ordering you around. Therapy is supposed to empower you and give you the cognitive skills to make great decisions.

What happens in Couple Counselling?

The first session is longer as the counsellor needs to understand the history of the relationship, the persisting problem and what the future goal of the couple is. Sometimes the counsellor speaks with both the couple together and separately to allow the individuals to express themselves. Typically the sessions take 10-15 sessions and after the initial 2-3 sessions, the counsellor starts working on the therapy that’s needed for the couple.

Is Counselling good for children?

Counselling could be recommended for young people who are basically healthy but who are struggling with a mental health disorder such as depression or eating disorders; it can address problems with anxiety, bereavement; bullying, anger, relationships, low self-esteem, and self-harm.

How do I know if my child has mental health issues?

Warning signs that your child may have a mental health disorder include: Persistent sadness — two or more weeks. Withdrawing from or avoiding social interactions. Hurting oneself or talking about hurting oneself. Take special care if the child’s friend has any mental health issues or has self-harming tendencies.

What do you mean by family Counselling?

Family therapy: A type of psychotherapy designed to identify family patterns that contribute to a behavior disorder or mental illness and help family members break those habits. … In family therapy, the web of interpersonal relationships is examined and, ideally, communication is strengthened within the family.

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