Generally speaking, counseling falls in the ambit of “Talking therapy” that allows and encourages people to speak out about their feelings and concerns in a private and confidential environment.
The counselor provides the person with the much needed space where the person can be themselves and speak out without having to sound correct, just open up about how they actually feel, without the fear of being judged or criticized and also without any unsolicited advice.
This luxury of being able to speak out without any restrictions or having to conform to any norms has been found to be quite beneficial to a lot many individuals.
After thoroughly understanding the person’s situation, the counselor advises him in a way that improves his situation.
With the advent of technology you can easily avail of in home counseling services that too staying anonymously if you don’t wish to reveal yourself.
At Portea our well trained and empathetic counselors provide anonymous support therapy through Audio and Video calls and at home counseling sessions also.
Although we don’t believe that there is any shame in seeking counseling help, we do respect our client’s wishes and strictly adhere to it.
Counseling today plays a very significant role in the well being of an individual. We often hear of people ending their life, just because they couldn’t deal with their stress and frustration.
It is important to know that we can approach someone and completely open up to them with complete confidentiality.
Quite often people brush away the suggestion of seeing a counselor, as they believe that counseling is only for crisis situation, but they don’t realize that counseling can help with something as simple as reaching a goal.
A counselor offers a helping hand to people who come to them irrespective of their needs and drag them out of their mental rut.
Moreover it is better to seek help rather than keep quiet and suffer.
You can always choose to stop the counseling after you feel you are fine and have made recovery.
There is no compulsion to continue with the session if you find yourself mentally fit to lead a happy and stress free life.
Unarguably, we are living in a very competitive world with a lot of pressure to perform and be ‘successful’ as per the society’s standard, which often leads to undue stress in an individual.
This stress leads to a lot of issues like depression, low self – esteem and anxiety, which if left untreated can prove to be fatal.
Usually family and friends serve as our support system but there are many people who are unable to open up or explain their frustration and as such they need the help of counselor to sort out their problems.
Work Stress: The work environment has become a leading cause of stress in the working population owing to unrealistic pressures and deadlines set up by the company heads.
Depression & Anxiety: It fills you with feeling of hopelessness besides hampering your body with changes in sleep and diet patterns.
Grief Counseling: Losing a loved one is always going to be extremely hard, but then you cannot just stop living.
There would be lot anxiety and nervousness in the first session, however, the counselors are completely aware of that and know how to put you at ease.
So you can be relaxed and be yourself which is the essence of the entire program.
There would also be lot of question from both sides which have to be honestly answered.
You can consider the counselor as your professional friend who will lend you an ear but will not be socializing with you.
Some of the questions that will be asked by the counselor in the first session include;
Also try and shed your reservations and be open, be vocal, you too can ask questions to your counselor.
And be completely honest with your feelings, in order to gain positive outcome from the counseling therapy.
We provide the services of trained and empathetic counselors to conduct sessions from the comfort of your home via Audio calls, Video calls or offer home based counseling services.
Overall we can only say, don’t be embarrassed of your issues there is nothing wrong with you that is causing you shame.
All you need is a little nudge from experts to help you find yourself anew and lead a happy and fulfilling life.
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