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Counselling one-on-one/ Individual Counseling

Individual counselling or one on one counselling aims at talking an individual through their immediate or near future concerns to help them become productive and lead psychologically healthy lives. At Cadabams, the counselling sessions are offered based on the specific goals set by the individual and their therapist. We use collaborative and solution-oriented techniques to help you attain your personal goals and also focus on helping you deal with your problems in a constructive way using healthy coping mechanisms.

During the sessions, the person seeking treatment and the therapist form a bond that builds trust and ensures personal growth as they move along the therapy. The sessions typically last between 45 to 50 minutes, and their frequency and duration may vary according to the individual needs, goals, and progress.

Cadabams is among the top psychiatric hospitals in Bangalore that helps individuals and their families deal with all kinds of mental health conditions. With a stellar team of therapists, specialist doctors, mental health and social workers, it is the best place to avail therapy and find peace and fulfilment through our 24×7 expert guidance and healing from the experts.

What is Individual Counselling?

Individual counselling is a process of assessing your thoughts, emotions, as a way to obtain greater self-awareness and an understanding for yourself and others through interacting with an experienced mental health practitioner like a qualified therapist/ counsellor or a psychologist. It is helpful in revealing the ways you may unconsciously deny yourself the full potential to live your life in a healthy manner.

Individual counselling, also called talk therapy, enables individuals to explore their inner beliefs, feelings, and behaviours, and then set goals and work towards achieving the desired changes. It can help them deal with many issues in their life, such as difficulties in school or jobs, anger, depression, challenges in marriage and relationships, parenting issues, etc.

Why does one need Individual Counselling?

One needs one to one counselling for many different reasons. The individual might be dealing with past trauma or trying to cope with the transitions of life. One may also be suffering from depression, anxiety, or low self esteem.

If you are feeling low, overwhelmed, or worried about a problem that keeps coming up again and again, or need support to handle things in your life, then it’s time you should look for individual counselling from a therapist.

At Cadabams, we make it a point to ensure that we work with you to address any issues you/ your loved one may be facing. As a one-stop point for all psychological treatments, we can help supplement the counselling with any other required treatments whenever necessary. 

Disorders where Individual Counselling is part of the treatment protocol

One on one counselling can be beneficial in the treatment of many mental health disorders, which include:

  • Mood disorders like depression, bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders like OCD, PTSD, phobias, panic disorder
  • Personality disorders like dependent personality disorder and borderline personality disorder
  • Eating disorders – anorexia or bulimia
  • Addictions – gambling, drug dependence, alcoholism
  • Schizophrenia and other disorders where the individual is detached from reality

How Individual Counselling Work?

Individual counselling is a type of psychotherapy where a therapist helps an individual get over the issues that have been affecting their personal and professional lives. In the therapy sessions at Cadabams Hospitals, the individual sits with the therapist in a safe, caring and confidential environment and is given the opportunity to talk through the difficult situations and issues. Although it’s not going to make the problems disappear from one’s life, these sessions help the individual manage and cope with their problems in a better way.

One on one counselling may also be incorporated with other mental health treatments, such as family therapy or substance abuse counselling.

The Benefits of One-To-One Counselling

When you work with a qualified mental health professional during One on one counselling it will help you:

  • Develop new insights about your life  
  • Learn healthy coping mechanisms to handle emotions and difficulties
  • Improve relationships with self and others
  • Feel empowered to develop a fresh perspective
  • Learn necessary skills to help confront  your issues. 

Individual Counselling can present a forum for people to be able to address any problems that they might be having. Professionally trained therapists at Cadabams help implement a number of evidence-based practices and scientific psychotherapeutic techniques for your benefit. Individuals that require some type of support and assistance will also find individual counselling very beneficial as they will be able to talk with someone about their problems without worrying about being judged. 

Individual Counselling can help equip individuals to be able to continue dealing with difficulties after their counselling session ends. Our post-treatment care services aid in maintaining recovery through healthy stress management and coping techniques, and thereby prevent relapses. Counsellors can provide people with resources such as community groups and counselling services. 

Therapy one on one can also teach people techniques to deal with issues such as anger management, stress reduction, mindfulness techniques, problem-solving techniques, positive thinking and how to effectively communicate, to encourage them to be able to deal with potential problems in daily life. 

So, in order to get yourself or your family in need of Individual counselling, you should analyze all of the possible benefits when choosing to attend counselling sessions. One to one counselling can prove to be very helpful in dealing with a wide variety of problems.

Individual Counseling – What Should You Expect During the Counseling Process? 

During your first visit, you should sit with your therapist to provide details of your past that have brought you to therapy and be presented with the chance to ask any concerns you may have about the therapy process. Your therapist will help you to outline typical categories for your treatment objectives and establish probable tangible measures of your improvement towards those objectives.

Your therapist will meet all of your objective areas to relevant skill sets and at Cadabams, the qualified therapists and counsellors work together with you to plan a treatment strategy which will begin your progress towards reaching those goals. In the path of therapy, your therapist will rely upon a diversity of strategies to help you reach the  goals you’ve selected. 

Therapy occurs in a systematic and structured format. At the start of every session, you will evaluate your progress in the way of your goals, including communication and discussing the completion of any homework exercises which may benefit your well-being.

Creative yet clinically-verified use of strategies has shown to be the most powerful in enabling people to make meaningful life changes (including Individual Counselling and one to one counselling). The general process for therapy at Cadabams is as follows-  

  • Identifying the issues 
  • Deciding what needs to be changed for your well-being
  • Developing a strategy for achieving these changes
  • Following the plan to implement these changes
  • Supporting you through our post-care plans  maintain the recovery over the longer term.

Why Cadabams?

Cadabams Hospital has over 3 decades of experience in treating patients and is equipped with a multispeciality team. Our Inpatient and Outpatient services coupled with an evidence based treatment approach help us excel. 

Learn to deal with problematic behaviours, unexpressed or challenging emotions, negative core beliefs, unresolved turmoil, along with emotional reactions to all of these areas. Individual counselling therapy can assist you in gaining positive mental health and emotional well-being. If you would like to know about Individual Counselling services, please do contact us @+91 97414 76476.

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