Here Are Some of Values
You’ll need to place your trust in us. We won’t lie to you. If we don’t have the right person to help you, we’ll tell you. If we think we can help, we’ll talk it through with you and, if you want us to, then we’ll arrange it.
We will advise you on the most cost effective route for your situation. We’ll always try and keep the cost to you as low as we can.
- Freedom from shame
Many people feel ashamed of experiencing psychological difficulties and illnesses. We have seen and heard from people from all walks of life, from celebrities and business leaders to the homeless, and we know that there is no shame in finding life difficult – it happens to all of us from time to time.
- Privacy and Confidentiality
As a psychologist I have a primary obligation and take reasonable precautions to protect confidential information of the client obtained through or stored in any medium, recognizing that the extent and limits of confidentiality may be regulated by law or established by institutional rules or professional or scientific relationship.Make an Appointment
Questions You May Have
Every person has a different journey through therapy. This is largely dependent on the nature of why they are coming in and what it is that they are hoping to get out of sessions.
Some people come to see a psychologist to develop coping strategies to reduce or manage symptoms of mental illness. This type of work can be short to medium term, but might also involve checking in less frequently over the longer-term to deal with setbacks or prevent relapse.
Other people come to therapy to understand long-standing patterns (such as relationship issues) that stem from experiences during their childhood, or to receive ongoing support. This type of work tends to happen over an extended period of time, although again, this is dependent on client preferences.
Sometimes people come to therapy for a one off session or just a handful of sessions to speak about a specific issue in their life or to talk through a particular concern. Although problems and challenges are typically what bring people to a psychologist (at least initially), therapy can also be a space for self-development and growth.
The procedure for a first appointment varies from practice to practice, but here is an overview of how things tend to work at Feel and Heal Counseling Services.
At the beginning of your first session your psychologist will briefly run through important paperwork with you. This will include completing a form with basic personal information and a consent form that cover issues such as confidentiality, fees and other important information about sessions. If you have been referred by a GP or psychiatrist, we will discuss the details of your Mental Health Treatment Plan at this point.
After completing paperwork the remainder of the session is usually spent discussing the issues that have brought you into therapy. As well as developing a thorough understanding of your concerns, your psychologist will explore relevant background history, for example, information about your family, social relationships, work history and any past counselling that you have done. Based on this information we will begin to help you to understand more about what might be triggering and maintaining your current issues. If time allows we will also work with you to develop a collaborative and flexible plan for future therapy sessions.
Psychologists are health professionals who work in a range of areas including clinical, health, neuropsychology, sports, forensic, organisational and community settings. To become a fully registered psychologist you must undertake an undergraduate degree, an Honours degree and and at least two years of supervised training and further education in the field of psychology (either a Masters or Doctorate degree).
Psychologists assist people with everyday concerns such as stress and relationship difficulties, as well as mental health issues. Psychologists use “talk therapies” to help people to develop skills to cope with difficulties and to prevent on-going issues. There are a large number of research studies supporting the effectiveness of psychological therapy.
Psychiatrists have completed a medical degree and further training and study related to the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. Psychiatrists specialise in the medical treatment of mental illness and can prescribe medication. Some psychiatrists combine medication with therapy.
Counselors can come from a broad range of training and backgrounds. Currently in India the term “counselor” is not protected. This means that anyone can refer to themselves as a counselor. Having said this many counselors have undertaken training and education in educational settings, ranging from a Diploma up to a Masters degree.
No, you do not need a referral. You can make an appointment with a psychologist without a referral from your GP or a psychiatrist. If you decide to do this you will need to pay the full amount for your sessions out of your own pocket.
At Feel and Heal Counseling Services, Psychology sessions are approximately 60 minutes long.
All information that you disclose in your session with a psychologist is confidential. There are two exceptions to this rule. The first exception is if you are at risk of harm to yourself or someone else and the second exception is in relation to court orders. If either of these situations become relevant your psychologist will discuss this with you.
There can be lots of questions that come up when you’re trying to make a decision about whether to see a psychologist. If you have a question that we haven’t answered here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 9940466123/ 044-48603633 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our friendly support team will get back to you within one business day.
No, we do not see the clients on an urgent basis. You should fix an appointment with us at least 24 hours before.
We charge 1200 INR per visit.
Monday to Friday – 10 am to 8 pm – 6 slots per day.
Saturday and Sunday – 10 am to 1 pm – 3 slots per day.