Frequently Asked Questions
When should I seek help?
People come to therapy to seek help for varied areas of their life that are tangled and they seem to have no answers to them. When you are under distress, you may not be able to think rationally and make decisions that are in your best interest.
Why do I need therapy?
The drive for psychotherapy is as exclusive and diverse as those who seek it, but most people come to find the support they haven't found in other areas of their life. Some may enter therapy to address major life changes, such as divorce, and others may seek help in managing mental health conditions, like depression. There's a common misconception that people who go to therapy are "crazy," when in fact, most therapy clients are ordinary people struggling with common, everyday issues.
What are common mental health issues addressed during psychotherapy?
Therapy might come in the form of support, information, guidance, self-knowledge, and/or the space to learn and practice new tools. The type of therapy you require depends on the challenges you are facing.
Different challenges and issues addressed during therapy include:
When you feel overwhelmed and prolonged sense of sadness and helplessness about the future as well as present
Emotional difficulties that make every day functioning difficult.
For example, they are unable to sleep or concentrate on work, assignments, and performance suffers.
When actions are harmful to themselves or others.
Worried by emotional difficulties facing family members or close friends.
You just need someone with whom to talk.
Seek guidance on how to perform better and be highly productive
Overthinking and rumination about future
Problems in communicating at the workplace, social or personal life.
Grief or loss of loved ones
Confidence and assertiveness training
Relationship conflicts and management
Addiction (alcohol, drugs, sex, food, work)
Stress & Anger Management
What is the difference between a 15-minute session and a full therapy session?
15-minute sessions are distress counselling sessions with the aim to provide Emotional First Aid when in distress with quick tips and providing a treatment plan for those looking for a trial to how therapy sessions will help them.
50-minute therapy sessions are custom made treatment plans by understanding the patient's issues and creating a treatment plan based on individuals therapy goals.
What should I expect from therapy?
In a therapy session, an individual and a professional works closely on mutually decided goals. A trained therapist assists you to understand your feelings and assist you in changing your behaviours and thought processes that aren’t helpful for you.
Are my sessions confidential?
Yes, counselling sessions are confidential. An exception would be if you were to pose a danger to yourself or others, in which case the relevant parties would be notified. In the case of a minor, initial consent from a parent/guardian is necessary.
How long does therapy last?
Based on your initial session, a treatment plan is drawn on mutually discussed goals. Therapy plan is different from person to person and as unique as their problem. Therapy sessions can last from a few sessions to a few months, based on the goals and symptoms. However, as therapists, our goal is to enable you to deal with your issues eventually independently.
What kind of clients does MindWorks Counselling Services serve?
There is no barrier to whom counselling can assist. We welcome you, regardless of your culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or employment group. Counselling is also not just for adult individuals but is beneficial for couples, families, teenagers, and children.
Where are we from?
We are based out of Pune. We also provide virtual audio/video counselling.
Are there any concessions?
Considering the experience and the expertise of our psychologists, we already offer our services at the lowest price possible :)