Psychotherapy is a set of techniques intended to cure or improve psychological and behavioral problems in humans. The commonest form of psychotherapy is direct personal contact between therapist and patient, mainly in the form of talking. Because sensitive topics are often discussed during psychotherapy, therapists are expected and usually legally bound to respect patient privacy and client confidentiality.
Counseling is a type of psychotherapy which helps people address and resolve their problems and work through their feelings.
Counseling is for helping the client resolve conscious conflicts with the focus on setting goals and problem solving. A wide variety of techniques may be used including verbal communication. Counsellors assist the client to focus on constructive behaviors which will help the client reach specific goals.
It is unfortunate that many adults believe that children do not have any problems. In their little world, even a seemingly small problem (from an adult’s point of view) looks like a huge one to them. We must also understand that we don’t teach them life skills, so they find themselves unable to cope with their problems.
Stress is a normal unavoidable part of life. It affects everyone, even children. Today’s families are often so complex in structure and their schedules so complicated that stress in inevitably encountered daily. Whatever stress is confronted by the adults in a family has an effect on the children too. Children will face crises during the early years regardless of how protective parents try to be, or sometimes that itself may be the cause of distress. These crises will result in stress that may manifest in a number of behaviors. This sometimes unacceptable behavior of children may further complicate an already tense situation for adults involved. Such a cycle of stress requires intervention to present long term effects on children, and to relieve the situation in which the adults find themselves. Children under stress need help to understand their feelings and control their behavior.
Goals Of Child Counselling :
1. Create a safe place where children can work through their feelings about their family situations.
2. Let children’s know they are not alone and not to blame.
3. Helps children to label and express a range of feelings.
4. Teach healthy ways to express anger.
5. Build self-esteem, positive feelings of worth
Individuals come to counseling because they are experiencing emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety, harassment, grief, trauma, low self esteem, guilt, interpersonal problems, stress reactions and problems in living. The bottom line is that they are feeling conflicted internally and are in emotional pain. Although often they attribute their pain to external factors,what they may not realize is that the deeper source of their pain lies in psychological defenses formed in childhood. The very defenses that help children to survive childhood pain become the problem in adult life by restricting individuals’ pursuit of goals and close attachments.
The goal of counseling is to resolve emotional difficulties and to make one a healthier self. As a healthier self one is less conflicted internally, less encumbered by imagined limitations, and freer to pursue ones goals and to tolerate love.
The recommended daily requirement for hugs is four per day for survival, eight per day for maintenance, and twelve per day for growth ………………… Virginia Satir
Pre-marital counseling :
Pre- marital counseling is a good investment for couples who are serious about preparing for a lifelong marriage and not just a one-day wedding. It helps young generation to enter into matrimony with more awareness, clarity and understanding, and to help them develop more mutually caring, respectful and lasting relationships.
Everyone today has an individualistic approach. But, the key lies in adaptation and understanding. Looking at marriage realistically doesn’t take away its beauty. In order to be loved or liked all of us do things to make the other person happy. Problems arise when we are not primarily making ourselves happy.
Becoming aware, being mindful and being alert to issues allows early resolution and establishes a pattern that can last the entire relationship. Openness between partners is a critical ingredient in long-lasting relationships. Premarital counseling helps young adults develop healthy attitudes and skills, to interact with their prospective partners respectfully and in appropriate ways: so that they can develop and maintain meaningful and fulfilling relationships. Pre-marital counseling helps people discover the real reasons why they want to be together.
Post-marital counseling :
High-quality marriages are considered, by most people to be the most rewarding and also the most challenging part of their whole life. They often underestimate just how challenging relationships can become. They tend to project that a relationship is about two static beings reacting to each other. It is actually about two dynamic beings continuously re-negotiating their interactions. This is why it is called a ’relation-ship’. It is about two people on a finite deck of life navigating through some times rough and sometimes placid waters. The hallmark of a good relationship is the ability to ‘communicate, negotiate, communicate, renegotiate, communicate, re-renegotiate’. Most couples complain that this hallmark is, ‘too much work’. The answer to that complaint is that it is much more work to not do that. There is less chance of a ship going onto the rocks if there is good communication and negotiation going on between the co-captains than if there is not. Couples come to counseling because they are experiencing relationship problems such as poor communication, conflict, emotional distance, affairs, lack of trust and intimacy, and sexual issues. I Believe that relationships are the ideal context in which individuals may confront themselves and grow into fuller personhood.
Couple counseling is based on the premise that individuals and their problems are best handled within the context of the couple’s relationship. Typically, both partners in the relationship attend the counseling session to discuss their specific issues. The aim of couple counseling is to help a couple deal appropriately with their immediate problems and to learn better ways of relating in general.
Parental counseling is a service that aims at providing the required tools, guidance, knowledge and support to parents without them having to worry about being judged, in an unbiased, healthy manner. Through parental counseling, parents become more equipped to take care of their family, especially their children.
Couples counseling is generally ideal for addressing relationship issues but individual counseling can be a good alternative depending on the circumstances. In fact, there are times when this option may be a better one than couples therapy.
How Does Physiotherapy Help Erectile Dysfunction? In addition to answering questions about how diet and exercise may improve your ED, a physiotherapist can help you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles with simple exercises called Kegels. These exercises have urinary and sexual health benefits and are easy to perform.
Try relaxation techniques, meditation, and breathing exercises. Talk with family members and friends and explain how they can be helpful. Your therapist may recommend self-help materials. Regular exercise can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Anger management is a psycho-therapeutic program for anger prevention and control. It has been described as deploying anger successfully. Anger is frequently a result of frustration, or of feeling blocked or thwarted from something the subject feels is important.