Counseling Areas

  • Anger Management

         Anger is an emotion felt by everyone at some point or the other. As a response to dispute or conflict, it is a natural defense against perceived threats and can vary in intensity depending on many factors.

    Anger Management Counseling helps individuals understand the root cause of anger, control it and to channelize it in a constructive manner.  A majority of the people express their anger in a violent manner.  And they find it difficult to control and end up lashing out in an aggressive manner to their loved ones and thereby ending up effecting personal relationships.

    Counseling may not help to eliminate anger completely, but we can help one in controlling these emotions.

  • Body Image & worries about appearances

      Many factors such as size, weight, height, skin, appearance, fashion, religious identity etc influence our appearance.  Body image is how we see our self, how we feel about this and the way we think others see us.  Thinking about how we look to ourselves and others is a part of growing up and development.  But it to many the struggle to create an individual identity, later becomes unbearable and leads to unhappiness. Through counseling teenagers who find themselves in a confused state of mind about who they are and who they want to be,  are made to understand about the influences on one’s body image from different sectors such as media, other people and most importantly the influence of body image on our self-esteem.

  • Anxiety

    Anxiety is a natural reaction to stressful situations. It is an unpleasant feeling of uneasiness, fear or worry and is felt by all people at certain points in their lives. Anxiety can vary from stress over an exam, worry about family problems, or feeling nervous about facing the audience. In some cases it occurs without an apparent cause.While feeling tense or scared in certain situations is considered to be normal and keeps us alert and focused, anxiety becomes a problem where such fears and worries start interfering in our everyday activities.  If you are aware that  you maybe having such a problem, it is important you speak to a Counselor who can help you understand and manage your anxieties.

  • Depression

    Depression can be considered as an illness that has the chance to cause unhappiness as well as distress if left untreated or unnoticed for a span of time.  Through counseling, the factors that trigger depression caused by some upsetting experiences such as loss of a loved one, breakdown of relationship, unemployment or low academic performance etc can be identified and one is made to understand why you feel extremely sad or upset without any particular reason. Surveys show that one in six people will suffer from depression at some stage in their lives and it has the potential to affect anyone, some people more than the others.  So, if you are unsure, scared or ashamed to even think or talk about it to your family or loved ones then one must definitely get professional help and get the same addressed.

  • Lack of Self Confidence/ Esteem

    Self Esteem is of great importance to each and everyone.  People with healthy self esteem feel proud of themselves of things done well and most importantly challenge themselves to try out new things and are not afraid of failures.  But people having low self esteem always pinpoint their failures, overlook success and hesitate meeting new people.  Majority of us form or have an opinion of ourselves based on our perception of what others such as our teachers, peers, colleagues or family think of us or, on the basis of our own thoughts. The opinions of such people can influence our self esteem in either a positive or negative way. Most people have ups and downs with self esteem.  But when you are feeling low and down, counseling helps you know and look into yourself of all the things you like and are good at or,  the things you don’t like and not so good at.   Counseling will also help you to accept your short comings and believe in yourself.

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  • Loneliness and Homesickness

                We humans are social beings with a need to belong right from the time of birth.

    This desire to belong is the motivating factor in the way we think, feel or communicate.

    Most of the times, we may have had the experience of being in a crowded room surrounded by our friends or family but may still feel lonely.  This is because loneliness is caused not by being alone, but by being without a relationship.

    This need to be connected varies, but mostly, we all need to feel connected.

    Though loneliness is experienced by people of all ages, it can be more intense for teenagers, as they go through physical, psychological and social changes which they may find exciting at the same time and scary too.

    The physical changes like height,weight,appearance etc that teenagers experience may be different, slower for some and faster for others.

    Social changes are those that occur from many ways, from friends, new school, new job, geographical dislocation etc.  There are five significant psychological changes that teenagers go through from childhood to adulthood.

    Through counseling, it is made to understand that all the changes that people experience such as emotional upheavals, loneliness, sadness etc, are a normal part of life and this will be explained to them otherwise, this may lead to long-term loneliness and disconnect from friends, family and society and this can have a serious impact on people’s lives.

  • Peer Pressure

    In the modern world, peer pressure occurs at every age irrespective of whether you are at school, college or at work. But this can be negative or positive. When a friend or a person known to us influences  our decision to do or not do something – is peer pressure.

    The decision to do something even when you want to ignore it in order to please some one so that you may fit in or be part of a group is negative pressure.

    The pressure that comes to encourage good habits and relationships and to avoid bad habits can be called positive pressure.

    The difference between positive and negative may be very simple but in reality, it can be quite confusing and make one feel unhappy and uncomfortable.

    If you have experienced or presently experiencing any such peer pressure, talking to a counselor will definitely help.

  • Relationship Difficulties

    The period of adolescence is the time for major changes in one’s life.  During that period, they start developing their own ideas, start feeling more confident in solving their problems and also decide what they want from life.  The parents may need help from a counselor to know how they can adjust to these changes and to understand the fact that it is a normal part of growing up, otherwise it can lead to conflicts and unhappy relationship between parents and children.

    Adolescents on the other hand also experience a relationship change with their parents from what they had in the earlier days. The most common examples are when parents enquire as to what is going on, the more you want to keep to yourself or, the more advice they give you, the more you think that they have no idea about what’s going on in your life.

    During this confusing time, relationship counseling can help parents understand why has things changed from their children ‘who mostly listened and did things the way you said’ to now expressing their own ideas and plans. With counseling, adolescents can be made to understand their need to separate from their parents’ way of thinking, to express to their parents their own ideas and opinions without any conflict.

    A session with a with a counselor about your relationship difficulties will be helpful because, during these crucial times, adolescents generally have the feeling that talking to their parents can be annoying or frustrating and parents precisely have the same feeling talking to their children which ultimately ends up in an argument.

  • Stress

    Stress can be both positive as well as negative and so, it can have both positive and negative influences on us.  But if positive stress is channeled correctly, it can give us motivation, determination, inspiration to meet challenges, confront problems and so on.  However, negative stress has the potential to effect both the physical and mental health of an individual.

    Counseling for managing stress helps to recognize the type of stress the person is experiencing whether it is eustress, acute or chronic stress, which is the most common type of stress.  Eustress is a positive and productive form of stress which provides motivation as well as inspiration in many instances.  Road rage, which is a short-term reaction to a stressful event, is an example of acute distress. Chronic stress is more frequent and may be a regular aspect in a person’s life.

    Counseling not only helps in recognizing the type of stress, but also helps in limiting the negative effects of stress on an individual and thereby prevents physical or mental problems in his or her life.

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  • Examination Stress

    Stress is an individual’s response to pressure and exam stress is the most common form of stress faced by students especially during their exam time.  This form of pressure usually occurs during the revision period before exams and also immediately after the exams.  Though a small amount of pressure helps keep one focused during the exam time, the pressure some students experience become too much for a long period of time and then it becomes too stressful and as a result, the preparation for the exam will become an impossible task.  Through counseling, students are helped to understand why they experience exam stress, the common symptoms that one experiences, how to manage exam stress, tips to set up good study, revision habits as well as practical ideas, relaxation tips and ideas for the exam day.

    Dear students, it is a normal feeling to be stressed before exams, but when the pressure builds up and you feel you cannot focus and are going blank during the tests, then seeking professional help is the best option.

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