We envision a society where people can seek help for mental health concerns without any fear of stigma or discrimination. We are working towards simplifying the concept of mental health to increase its acceptance.
People from all walks of life seek counselling and this doesn't mean that they are "mad" or "weak". On the contrary, people who do come for counselling are showing a willingness to deal with their problems rather than denying them or running away from them.
The mental health professional's repertoire of skills includes forming an understanding of relationships as well as interventions focused on helping clients change specific aspects of their feeling, thinking, and inspiring action for effective living which enables them to reach their fullest potential.
At the start of the therapeutic process, you and your healthcare professional will typically spend a couple of sessions reviewing your history and evaluating your needs. Your healthcare professional will also spend some time discussing their approach to therapy and answering any questions you may have about this process.
Therapy can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. On the other hand, therapy has also been shown to have many benefits. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. But, there are no guarantees of what you will experience. Further, there are often alternative treatments that may address some of your issues, such as medication. Whenever your healthcare professional feels that an alternative treatment may be helpful, they will discuss this with you.
Therapy involves a commitment of time, money, and energy. If you have questions about your healthcare professional’s procedures, kindly discuss them whenever they arise. If your doubts persist, the organisation will be happy to help you set up a meeting with another mental health professional for a second opinion.
Therapy sessions are typically 45-minutes in length and occur weekly. You and your healthcare professional will determine together a schedule of sessions that will meet your needs.