There are many different types of addiction, such as addiction to alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, food, sex, medication, the Internet, video games, gambling and/or shopping. An addiction does not just harm you physically, but also emotionally since it often makes you isolate yourself due to the shame and guilt. Your addiction can also cause you many financial and relationship problems in your life. Many people with an addiction deny – or refuse to acknowledge – that they have a problem. If you feel that you need more and more of the substance/engage more and more in the behavior to get the same amount of pleasure as before and you have tried to quit before without any success, you might have an addiction. With the help of your therapist, you will be able to identify the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that trigger and maintain your addiction. You will get insight into risky situations and people to avoid and get tools on how to unlearn your bad habits. You will also learn new healthier skills that will help you to handle difficulties in life and that will enable you to live your life free from your addiction!
The feeling of anger is something that we all need to feel at some point in our lives, in order to make people around us understand what it is that causes us displeasure. However, when we start to get annoyed at those around us with increasing frequency, it may be a sign of unmanaged emotions. A constantly negative mindset, and a tendency to blame others and find faults in them often warrants a management of anger. When anger becomes an emotion that breaks bridges and causes concern in one’s social environment, it would probably be wise to talk to someone about it. With the guidance of your therapist, you will be able to identify your personal triggers that make you angry with yourself or others and you will learn how to react in proportion to these triggers. With the help of techniques like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, you will learn to accept and forgive and develop self-control over your thoughts and actions so that you can live life without excessive and uncontrollable anger.
Anxiety is an emotion. It is an emotion of dread, fear and worry that something will go wrong. We all feel anxious sometimes. There may be important commitments that we don’t exactly know how to deal with, or an exam that we’re not so prepared for. These cause us to feel a certain deal of stress and paranoia. We start to think to ourselves, ‘What if I mess up?’. While anxiety in small doses is good for us, because it motivates us to do our best, when anxiety gets out of hand, it impairs us from leading a happy, peaceful life and is then called an anxiety disorder. Using techniques like systematic desensitization, your therapist will help you to gradually and repeatedly help you take control of your anxiety so that you can improve your quality of life.
It’s never easy when an important relationship ends.Whether you wanted it to end or not, the breakup of a relationship can turn your world upside down,and trigger all sorts of upsetting and distressing feelings. Dealing with the hurt and pain of a broken relationship or rejection is something that we all may go through at some point in life. And more often most of us, find it very difficult to overcome and cope with such feelings of hurt and anguish. Such challenging and overwhelming situations can be dealt systematically and strategically in a therapy session where the aim is to help you overcome breakup as per your response and tolerance level and move towards emotional healing.
Do you have feelings of sadness and hopelessness? Are you experiencing a loss of energy and interest in daily activities? Feeling sad or having mood swings are just normal reactions to the ups and downs of life that everybody experiences. But if emptiness, worthlessness and helplessness have taken hold of your life and will not go away, you may be suffering from depression. Most often, depression interferes with one’s daily life and causes distress for both you and those who care about you. It makes it tough to function and enjoy your day-to-day life. You can no longer work, study, eat, sleep and enjoy life like you once did. Leading a life of depression is like living in “a black hole”. With the guidance of our therapist, you will learn coping strategies so that you can get out of depression and live. We look forward to work with you to create the life you really want to live.
Fear of Failure
Everyone hates to fail, but for some people, failing presents a significant psychological threat to their motivation. We all go through the phase in our life where we face the fear of failure. Failure has different definitions for each one as everyone has different standards they look to achieve. This fear can handicap us to the extent where at times we refrain to do anything and end up not moving ahead. Eventually we lose all the opportunities to grow. This fear of failure causes us to unconsciously sabotage our chances of success, in a variety of ways. We provide proven mental health management techniques you can apply throughout your life and overcome the fear of failure. During the therapy sessions, our therapist will help you develop an indepth understanding of fear so that you can make real progress in overcoming it.
Grief & Loss
Coping with the loss of a close friend or family member may be one of the hardest challenges that many of us face. Everyone reacts differently to loss of a loved one and employs personal coping mechanisms for grief. Some people find it too overwhelming to cope with a loss. Our Counselors with the help of therapy and counselling will enable you to go through the different stages of grief. They will help you to cope with your emotions like fear, guilt, anger or anxiety that are often associated with the loss of a loved one, in a more manageable and healthy way. Our Psychologists will help you build your resilience and develop strategies so that you can get through your sadness.
We all have gone through phases in our life when we are shackled by self doubt and low self confidence. Many of us may have had moments where we take a negative comment about ourselves personally and we end up looking at it as a personal rejection and it takes a long time to let such comments slide. In such moments we encounter feelings of inferiority complex. When we have feelings of inferiority, we keep comparing ourselves with others and always end up selling ourselves short. We tend to maximize our flaws and discount our strengths. Psychotherapy is highly effective at treating feelings of inferiority. Because inferiority complexes are often the result of unhealthy thought processes and false beliefs, therapists will often work with people to reframe negative and/or damaging thoughts and beliefs.
Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. If you are experiencing difficulty in falling asleep or maintaining a good night’s sleep, or suffer many waking periods during the night, then you might be suffering from insomnia. Many people suffer from insomnia at some point in their life, due to stress in their work or private life. However, if you experience a lack of enough recuperative sleep for long periods of time, this will most definitely lead to a reduced quality of life during your waking hours. Emotional problems may develop, including irritability and anxiety and you will likely experience cognitive difficulties. With the help of this insomnia online therapy program and your therapist, you will be able to identify thoughts and behaviors that negatively affect your sleeping patterns and replace them with better ones that will improve your sleep. Compared to sleeping pills that have unpleasant side effects, you will actually deal with the problems that cause your sleeping struggles. This will allow you to improve your sleep quality over the long-term. Your therapist will teach you how to deal with the negative thoughts that keep you awake at night. You will also learn relaxation techniques and new bedtime routines that will definitely improve your chances of getting a good night’s sleep.
Loneliness is a complex phenomenon. It is a feeling of unusual unpleasant emotional response to isolation. The desire to be around people, being heard and understood is a very natural one and when unfulfilled, it results in a feeling of loneliness. Loneliness is an emotional response to lack of companionship, loss of connection and communication. It is a state of mind that craves for connection but somehow stops us from making one. But why do we feel lonely even when surrounded by friends? Loneliness strikes in when we lack a ‘true connection’. Irrespective of the number of friends we have, we might still feel lonely if we’re unable to find companionship or don’t feel understood. The feelings associated with loneliness are a self-perpetuating cycle – the lonelier a client feels, the harder it is to take steps to break out of their loneliness, and the harder it is for them to commit to change. Talking to a counsellor can allow the client to break the cycle of loneliness by finding its cause, exploring and understanding possible solutions. Therapy can help the client to find the courage and strength to face and change the circumstance that they feel so overwhelmed by.
We all have times when we lack confidence and don’t feel good about ourselves. But when low self-confidence becomes a long-term problem, it can have a harmful effect on our mental health and our lives. If you have low self-esteem or confidence, you may hide yourself away from social situations, stop trying new things, and avoid things you find challenging. Your self-confidence plays a huge part in dictating how you live your life, the decisions you make, and how you view others. Self-esteem is central to who we are and central to the process of counselling. Working to improve your self-esteem takes time, requiring honesty, strength and courage to confront the things in yourself you don’t like and change them. A supportive therapist can be a great help on this journey. They’ll encourage you to take a new, objective view of your personal history, allowing you to reflect clearly on your present situation without feeling blame. Your personal counselor is ready to start the journey with you today. So, what are you waiting for?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, images, and sensations (obsessions) and engage in behaviors or mental acts in response to these thoughts or obsessions.Often the person carries out the behaviors to reduce the impact or get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only brings temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. A person’s level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if left untreated, it can limit his or her ability to function at work or school or even to lead a comfortable existence at home or around others. Counselling treatment for OCD involves working through a therapy program to control the obsessions and associated rituals. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be the most effective type of psychotherapy for this disorder. The client is exposed many times to a situation that triggers the obsessive thoughts, and learns gradually to tolerate the anxiety and resist the urge to perform the compulsion.
All over the world, people appreciate the parent-child relationship as the most important relationship. It is a bond that instills love, care, and an eternal sense of belongingness. Although becoming a parent is rewarding, it is also challenging. The responsibilities that parents must fulfill are huge. We have always wanted to be perfect parents and we expect our children to grow up in a perfect manner. Counselling aren’t just for young or inexperienced parents; they’re for everyone who wants to be a better parent. If you want to set your child up for success, it can be enormously helpful to take a some counselling sessions which can help you understand your child better and will help you adopt the right parenting style for your kid. Every child is different and thus what works for one child may not work for another.
The desire to fit in and feel like you are part of a group is normal, and most people feel this way sometimes, especially in the teen and young adult years. Peer pressure, that feeling that you have to do something to fit in, be accepted, or be respected, can be tough to deal with. While peer pressure can be helpful at times (e.g., recognizing that your friends are studying more than you are as a motivator for you to work harder, noticing that your drinking is more extreme than your friends’ and deciding to cut back), it can also cause you to do things you may not be sure about, or even things that you don’t really think are right for you. Dealing with this pressure can be challenging and counselling can be of great help. Our counsellor will help you reflect on your own personal values and preferences. The counselling session will equip you with tools so that you can make decisions based on your values and preferences rather than on peer pressure.
Phobia is the intense experience of fear or anxiety which may be associated with either a specific object or situation or a perceived threat. This experience of intense fear or anxiety occurs when the person is exposed to the particular object or situation with which the fear is associated with. People with phobias often realize their fear is irrational, but they’re unable to do anything about it. Such fears can interfere with your work, school, and personal relationships. Our Expert Counselors will gather information about your phobias, and assess the triggering thoughts and beliefs that produce the intense fear in your mind. Once that is achieved they will help you to overcome the fear and cope with the negative emotions in a better manner using various types of emotional and behavioral techniques like Exposure Treatment, Counter Conditioning etc.
Pre Marital & Marital Issues
Marriage is a social institution that unites two people in a mutually respectful relationship. Whether it’s during the course of marriage, or shortly before it, couples sometimes require assistance with the grievances that they face in their relationships. Counselling and assistance at the Premarital and Marital level can do wonders to maintain a stable relationship, or help two individuals understand what a stable relationship is, before tying the knot. Counselling also aims to help individuals understand what may have caused a marriage to become strained, and help ease the tension.
No relationship is perfect. We all experience ups and downs. But if you feel that you need and want to reconnect with your close ones, our online therapy is a great way to learn how you can work on building a strong long-term relationship. Our relationship therapy is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). To build a healthy relationships, you most likely need to improve your coping skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills and social skills – and make sure that these skills last! The relationship online therapy uses a wide range of research-supported strategies to help you find ways to develop and nurture a long-lasting relationship. Your therapist will guide you and give you the tools that you need to be able to deal with stressful events and the challenges that occur in any relationship.
Today’s world is full of frustrations, deadlines, and demands and stress is now a commonplace in people’s life. In reasonable amounts, stress helps to enhance performance, however unreasonable stress is unhealthy for your physical and mental health. Stress can be overwhelming, and it has its repercussions to all other aspects on one’s life as well. Your work, relationships, peace of mind, ability to think rationally, all these areas may get warped due to Stress. Our Counselors will work with you to help you identify the stressors and teach you various behavioral and emotional Stress Management Techniques so that you are better able to cope with the stress. These skills will equip you to manage your stress levels, resulting in a holistic change in your lifestyle and wellbeing.
Student Life Issues
Your years as a student will remain one of the most transformative times of your life. You’ll make new friendships, broaden your mind and curiosity for knowledge, and experience a wealth of new adventures. But the transition isn’t always easy. Many students also face issues with anxiety, shyness, depression, sexual issues, clarification of academic or career goals, or concerns regarding alcohol and other drugs. One of the most commonly experienced phases of an individual’s life is the time they spend studying. This may include the time while a person is in school, as well as in their college. An avoidable and inevitable part of these phases are exams. The kind of stress and pressure one undergoes while preparing for their exams can feel quite overwhelming, and may even leave a student emotionally drained in the end. As stressful as these times may seem, it is never impossible or too late to overcome them. With effective and timely counselling support, a person can overcome the impasse instead of waiting for the wave of stress to engulf them.
Following any distressing or life-threatening event, psychological trauma can set in. Sufferers may develop emotional issues, such as extreme anxiety, anger, sadness, survivor’s guilt, or PTSD. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a trauma and stress related disorder that may develop after exposure to an event or ordeal in which death, severe physical harm or violence occurred or was threatened. They may have ongoing problems with sleep or physical pain, trouble with their personal and professional relationships, and low self-esteem issues. Some traumatic memories fades naturally with time, but if symptoms persist, it is imperative that professional help is sought. In cognitive therapy, your therapist helps you understand and change how you think about your trauma and its aftermath. Your goal is to understand how certain thoughts about your trauma cause you stress and make your symptoms worse. You will learn to identify thoughts about the world and yourself that are making you feel afraid or upset. With the help of your therapist, you will learn to replace these thoughts with more accurate and less distressing thoughts.