The process of counselling is in many ways very educational. The client learns more about himself, but also develops new abilities. Sometimes, counselling can involve understanding the specific issue (e.g. an anxiety disorder, depression or or eating disorders, etc.) through which the individual suffers, in order that the person is able to better comprehend the treatment options available. Below are a few anecdotes of how students may benefit from counselling sessions with a counselor:
Improved interpersonal and communication abilities
more self-confidence and self-esteem.
ability to alter self-defeating habits or behaviors
better management and expression of emotions more effective expression and management of emotions
treatment for anxiety, depression or any other mental health issues
Increased confidence and decision-making capabilities
ability to effectively manage stress
better problem-solving and conflict-resolution capabilities
more self-confidence and sense of purpose
recognition of distortions in thinking
Common misconceptions regarding counselling
Since you might not have anyone you know who has had counsel for their personal or psychological needs There are a few questions about what it’s like. There are also the possibility of hearing certain things that don’t hold water. There are a few common myths regarding counselling:
If I require assistance, there is something not right in me. It is likely that I am damaged or otherwise abnormal. Like physical illnesses addiction and mental illness, they are medical conditions. One wouldn’t think that someone with influenza or cancer is broken.
Nobody can understand my dilemma. I don’t deserve help. One of four American adult will suffer from an illness of the mind in their life time. There are many who can be found to help and listen. You deserve to feel well and complete.
If I visit to see you You will take me for a hospital visit. Students are frequently worried that if they reveal that they’re contemplating suicide, they could be taken to the hospital or be asked to be absent for a period of time. Although the top priority of the College is the safety and health for our pupils, we also recognize that many students are afflicted with suicidal thoughts but do not act upon these thoughts. We assist students in determining the best way to address their concerns. This usually requires a collaborative strategy to ensure their safety.
They’ll prescribe me medications that put me in a state of confusion and I’ll be able stop using these pills. Similar to physical illnesses there are mental health conditions that may require temporary or long-term treatment regimens. It’s a vital element therapy, however it shouldn’t not make you feel as if you’re not in control.
If I can just work harder I’ll never require treatment. The mental health and substance abuse treatment is available to those who suffer from an illness which requires treatment as every other disease. The cure isn’t by focusing on or ignoring the issue.
People will be less envious about me when I ask for out help. At Coe we are working hard to fight this stigma every day. We also advise our students to speak with their family members as well as their community friends about their healthconcerns, we also respect the privacy of our students. Did you find out that 46 percent of Coe students who took part in ACHA’s 2017 ACHA study have sought counsel previously?
Therapy is talking a lot; I can receive the support I require from my family and friends. While having a strong support network of family and friends is vital but there are some things we can help with that family members may not be in a position to. Our education and experience help us understand all the difficult ways mental illness can frighten you up and the best way to conquer your obstacles.
If I receive treatment I’ll be running for the rest of my life. Our aim is always to help you return to the “normal” performance as soon as is possible. Although some individuals might require lengthy treatment, most people need only just a few weeks or even months to address their issue.
I can’t afford it. Coe offers a range of options to students seeking psychological and mental health support without cost. If we believe that your needs are best be addressed off-campus, then we’ll work with students as well as their health insurance providers to cover a specific type of treatment for mental health and it could cost less than you imagine. If you don’t have insurance or who have insurance that doesn’t cover treatment for mental illness it is possible that you will be able to apply for assistance through a variety of agencies within the community.