Some of the signs include:
Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (M.D. or D.PM) who specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating mental illness.
Psychologist:Psychologists receive graduate training in psychology and pursue either a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) on M.Phil in clinical or counselling psychology. Psychologists study and help treat people’s cognitive, emotional and social processes and behaviors.
Psychiatric Social Worker: Psychiatric social worker helps the mental health professional- psychiatrist and families of patients in a similar way as counsellors and psychologists do. Their main job is to assess patients and develop patients’ specific plans of care.
Counsellor: Counselling psychologists help people with physical, emotional, and mental health issues, improve their sense of wellbeing, alleviate feelings of distress and resolve crisis.
Psychotherapist: Psychotherapists use talk therapy to help you manage with general emotional unrest or acute trauma or illness.
Online counselling can be effective for many different mental health issues, such as, depression, anxiety disorders, relationship problems, trauma, grief and loss, work or school issues. Please note that you don’t need to have a specific reason to seek help. Many clients benefit from processing their feelings with a safe and trusted professional. Counselling is a powerful tool to make you feel heard, validated and understood.
Free counselling sessions help identify problems and emotions, provide immediate relief, is focused on problem-solving and helps explore alternatives. These free sessions of 15 – 40 minutes work as mental health first-aid.
Paid counselling sessions help manage trauma, heal internally as well as provide coping strategies, resilience building and personalized care. There is no limit to these paid sessions, and can last up to an hour.
Due to personal reasons and professional commitments, few of our counsellors might not be available for practice on paid sessions. In case your counsellor is unavailable for these reasons, you will be notified regarding this and you can choose another counsellor from our experts’ panel.
Termination is the term for the process when a client is ending services with a particular counsellor or organization. A client might switch to another counsellor or end sessions altogether. There are various reasons for termination, some of which are:
In all the situations mentioned above, counsellor will help the client with referrals and planning for the future course of action.
You can schedule another session with your counsellor 15 minutes prior to completion of your previously scheduled session. Please note that the extension of a session will be treated as a full new session.
It is your decision to stop or restart to engage with a counsellor. In our experience, consistency helps healing and goal achievement. So, we would recommend clients make such a decision in consultation with counsellors to seek their input.
Your counsellor will ask you several questions about the issue you are facing. You are also free to choose not to answer questions you are uncomfortable answering.
Online counselling can be just as beneficial and effective as traditional, in-person therapy. However, at times, face to face sessions or in-patient treatment can guide you better about these conditions.
Online counseling has numerous advantages
You need an internet-connected electronic device like a computer, phone, or tablet with a microphone and video access to meet with your counselor.
You should have a good internet speed to support video calls.
You should Computer with Windows 10 or later version or IOS 10.4 or newer or Android 10 or later with the latest version of Chrome/Edge /Firefox browser
Most importantly, find a safe space to have an uninterrupted focused discussion with your counsellor.
Professional counsellors have a post graduate degree in psychology, psychiatric social work or an M.Phil or PhD in psychology. They are trained for a certain number of clinical hours. keep themselves updated through continuous training.
Our online sessions are charged at Rs 500 for a session of 45 minutes. Healing is a subjective experience and very personal to each client. It might take you a few sessions to feel settled while many might taper sessions and do follow-ups for ongoing support.