Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Is my personal information safe with the psychologist?
    It is one of the roles/jobs of a counsellor to keep confidentiality at all costs and maintain the secrecy of the client’s case history and not share or discuss with any other mental health professional as well without their consent. Even if the communication of the counselee and the counsellor is being recorded, or used as a reference, or as an example or part of training as a case study for educational purposes will not reveal any privacy or name of the client and won’t expose anything without their permission to do so which will be taken prior to the counselling begins.
  • How can some stranger tell me about myself by just talking to me?
    Mental health professionals or let us say Counsellors and Psychologists are trained individuals who will assist the client in dealing with their problems on their own. Whereas, despite merely talking to the client a counsellor may also conduct standardized psychometric tests on the client to understand the nature of the problem and the client.
  • Isn’t counselling for people who have serious mental issues?
    To seek counselling doesn’t require that an individual must be having some sort of mental illness or any serious psychological disorders. Though there are individuals with such mental illnesses and seek help for the same, but counselling is not limited to just that. Clients come for Counselling for various other reasons such as – Career guidance, Self-enhancement, Maintenance of good mental health, to share something if they want to, to understand Parenting, Pre-Post Marital (Marriage) Counselling and so on. You may seek counselling in order to improve Personal-Social-Professional growth in their life.
  • Can anybody start counselling people?
    There is a misconception that to be a good counsellor you only need good communication skills. The simple answer is - No, in order to become a counsellor, you will require at least a Master degree in clinical psychology or any other psychology field for that matter that includes education about counselling and proper training from an authentic institution, this job requires a sound individual who understand the responsibilities and prerequisite skills needed for counselling and how impactful it will on the client’s life.
  • Should Undergraduate students take part in internships?
    At Chaitanya Psychology Study Centre- Nashik we focus more on providing students opportunities of counselling internships and various other therapy workshops for the students to be able to add this in their CV and Resume’s after their graduation and postgraduation. Internships are a good source of getting a hands-on experience and practical knowledge about the field of psychology and where the students get to perform different duties and jobs of a counsellor/psychologist under proper guidance. This might also give you an idea of what are your likes and interests which you eventually would like to specialize in after post graduation.
  • What is the role of a counsellor?
    The role of counsellor involves being a good listener, empathetic, firm/specific, objective, non-judgmental, building a good rapport with the client etc. above all the role or say the job of a counsellor is not to provide the client with a readymade solution for his issues and problems rather boost the client’s confidence in themselves and establish a dialogue that provokes thoughts and stimulates insight-oriented thinking in the client. One of the other important roles of a counsellor is keeping confidentiality about the client’s personal information at every time. Besides counselling and communicating a counsellor must also conduct standardized psychometric tests and keep proper documentation of its client’s case history and diagnosis. Also, when a client’s relatives and parents or family is involved then counselling and making them acknowledged about what is the treatment plan. Working alongside a psychiatrist when medication is involved.
  • When does someone seek Counselling?
    There are plenty of reasons why you should consult a counsellor such as if a person feels the need and is himself willing to seek a counsellor he must do so. If you notice any mood irregular mood shifts, notice your daily productivity deteriorating, disturbed sleep schedule for a long period of time, an irregular outburst of emotions, or even maintenance of good mental health, to understand and learn how to maintain healthy communication with your partner and much more.
  • What is the right age to get counselling?
    There is no right age to seek help let's start from there. At different stages of our life right from our early childhood till old age, we experience detrimental and impactful events throughout our life. During this, if we can seek help from a Counsellor then there is no shame in that.
  • What is the key difference between a Counsellor and a Psychologist?
    A Counsellor, Psychologist, Psychiatrist and Therapist are all mental health professionals. Similarly, Counselling, in general, involves a discussion about how the client can deal and/or cope with their issues under professional guidance. A Psychologist and a Counsellor are not much different since we can say they are the two opposite sides of the same coin. And we may use these terms – Counsellor/Psychologist interchangeably.
  • What type of internships should I look for?
    At Chaitanya Psychology Study Centre- Nashik currently we provide internship in counselling, Personality assessment, clinical psychology, psychological testing i.e. its assessment and report writing.

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