Does Counselling mean Guidance?
Guidance and Counselling are two different approaches yet misunderstood. Guidance is external that is providing different ways to the solution of problems aimed to increase the potential of the Person. Counselling stresses more on Internal that Self understanding in order to make a person independent to solve his/her problems by own in Future.Â
WhenÂ should IÂ seekÂ counselling?
It is important to recognize when you are having difficulties and seek help as soon as possible. If you are having a hard time performing your usual daily routine, adjusting to changes you have recently experienced or something has been bothering you for a while, it is probably good to see someone. Often times, talking to a trained professional helps and counselling can provide you with the support you need.
How confidential counseling is?
We take special care about the confidentiality. Your details remain only with the counselor and are not leaked out. So you do not need to worry about your details being leaked out by the counselling cell.
Is counselling mentioned in the records?
If you approach the counsellor, nothing will be put on your academic records.
What will others think of me if I visit the counsellor?
Visiting a counsellor does not indicate that you are not capable of handling your own problems or You have a mental illness. Asking for counselling does not mean failure at your own part. Counselling is just a better way to make maximum use of yourself and your resources. So, one should not be ashamed in visiting a counsellor.
Do I need to have a serious psychological problem to visit the counsellor?
No. Counselling can be carried out to help you solve any of your problems. Visiting a counsellor does not mean that you are in a state of mental illness. Counsellors are normally non-medical personnel who work by talking and encouraging you to find your own solutions. Counsellors can however recognize the symptoms of severe mental distress, and may suggest you consider medical help if this is appropriate.