About the department
Patient and counselor sit in private and engage in a lot of talking and listening. Each session typically lasts between 50 minutes and one hour. Sometimes just a single session is sufficient for a patient’s needs, but more usually patient and counselor continue to meet for several weeks or even months. Patient and counselor plan together how often and for how long to meet.
People entering Psychological Counseling for the first time are sometimes apprehensive that hidden secrets or unconscious fears will be revealed. However, psychological Counseling is designed to provide a safe environment in which difficult thoughts and feeling can be gently explored. It provides a solid structure in which you can consolidate your past and present and plan for your future.
Psychology is the study of the mind, occurring partly via the study of behavior. In this field, a professional practitioner or researcher is called a psychologist. Psychological knowledge is often applied to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems and is also applied to understanding and solving problems in many different spheres of human activity.
People usually come for psychological counseling when talking to friends and families proves not to be enough. Having someone to talk to who is not directly involved in your particular circumstances can make a real difference. Psychological counselors are trained in the art of listening and have skills to help you explore your concerns, to help you make sense of complex issues and to find a way forwards. All counseling work is, of course, completely confidential.
Aim of Psychological Counseling
Psychological Counseling aims to help people manage their difficulties and transform personal problems into their own personal growth.
Psychological counseling will help you in many ways. Most common are enlisted below
- Handle crises in relationships
- Deal with stress and other pressures
- Resolve fears, panics and anxieties
- Cope with continuing family problems
- Work through difficult decisions
- Break through depression and sadness
Other benefits to be gained include developing creativity, self-expression and finding pathways to self-discovery.
Psychological Counseling can help enable you to
- Develop more fulfilling relationships
- Bring out your creativity and self-expression
- Learn to assert your own needs
- Renew a sense of purpose in your life
- Find paths to self-discovery
- Feel happier within yourself