Positive Self

- Dr. Ritika Srivastava

Why Psychological help

 Life has always been remained unexpected. Many a times, most of us experience moments when you feel that "something within" is not correct. You feel your Peace of Mind at stake. You feel dejected, rejected, lonely, feared, anxious, depressed, painful, stressed due to Metal Disorder, Social Circumstances, and certain Health Conditions.

Psychological Counselling is a process by which we examine your thoughts, feelings, actions and relationships. With the assistance of a skilled professional, evaluate where problems exist, or where changes are likely to improve your life satisfaction and overall psychological adjustment. You can then learn how to make the changes that are necessary to achieve better life adjustment and satisfaction.

Psychological counselling is not confined, though, to helping people cope with difficulties. Other benefits to be gained include developing creativity, self-expression and finding pathways to self-discovery. By exploring past and present circumstances you can open up to new possibilities, and take control of your lifestyle. Find yourself and be yourself. Psychological Counselling 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

Why need a psychologist?

Psychologists see a variety of people for all sorts of reasons including marital and family problems, illness or injury, loss of a loved one, anxiety, loneliness, depression, psychological aspects of medical illnesses, addictions, behavioral problems, disturbances in eating and sleeping, sexual issues, difficulties at work, children's educational problems, and caring for the elderly. Psychologists also assist during a crisis, natural disasters, and terrorism.

Whatever your problems are, a Psychologist is someone you can rely on. Together, in a confidential and supportive atmosphere, a psychologist will help you to understand and resolve problems—problems that, until now, may have resisted your best efforts.

How does a Psychologist helps?

A Psychologist is an experienced and trained professional who can evaluate, classify, and treat emotional and behavioral problems. Psychologists receive education and training beyond their undergraduate and postgraduate degree that includes a doctoral degree from a recognized university.

What about confidentiality?

Psychologists are bound by strict professional ethics and responsibility of maintaining confidentiality.

What happens in Psychological Counselling sessions?

Client and counselor sit in private and engage in a lot of talking and listening. The session time varies significantly depending upon the intensity of the problem. Sometimes just a single session is sufficient for a client's needs, but more usually client and counsellor continue to meet for several weeks or even months.

Client and counsellor plan together how often and for how long to meet. Nowadays many psychological counsellors prefer to work with clients over a small number of highly focused sessions and then to offer an "open door" policy. This means that clients are free to return for more sessions if and when they require them, knowing that there is a reliable professional service available and that they will always be made welcome.

Couples meet with the counsellor in the same way and may use the sessions to better understand how they communicate and react to each others needs. Many couples find attending alternate individual and joint sessions to be especially helpful.