Frequently Asked Questions??
- What is counselling?
Counselling is a process that seeks to help you focus on and understand more clearly the issues that concern or trouble you. The counsellor’s role is to offer support and understanding, and to listen and respond in a non-judgmental way. S/he will respect your values, choices and lifestyle. Counselling can also help with making decisions, choices or changes that are right for you. It helps you to understand your problem more deeply and deal with it more efficiently. One should take counselling form as an open, receptive and confidential forum.
- What kind of problems should be discussed with the counsellor?
The general problems associated with students are:
- Academics related problems
- Low self confidence
- Problems related to peers
- Emotional stress
- Family issues
- Financial problems
- Decisions regarding career
- Drugs or alcohol addiction
- Adjusting to the new environment
- Home sickness
- Sleep disorders
- Time management
In general you are welcome to discuss any problem with the counsellor. Privacy is maintained in all the cases and we try our level best to help you deal with them as effectively as possible.
- What will others think of me if I visit the counsellor?
Visiting a counsellor does not mean that you are incapable of handling your own problems or that you have a mental illness. Asking for counselling does not mean failure. 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.
- How confidential is counselling?
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.
- 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.