Frequently Asked Questions

Who needs Counselling?

It is a common myth that, Counselling is only for people who are very disturbed. In fact, counselling can be helpful for any person, who can think, feel and behave appropriately most of the times but sometimes, may require help to enhance, develop, change or improve his/her condition. Students, working professionals, parents may seek counselling for different issues.

How long is the process of counselling?

Counselling is a continuous process, based on your needs and goals. Typically it could last anywhere between 4-20 sessions. Counsellor and client decide together about the time of appointment and the no. of sessions. Usually they are 40 minutes sessions, on a weekly basis.

Will the information I share be kept as a secret?

Yes. All information that you share will be kept confidential. This is an extremely important ethical guideline for a counsellor where no information can be disclosed to another person without your consent. Therefore you can be confident that what you share will be kept as a secret, except in situations where there is risk of self-harm, harm to others or child abuse.

How long will I need to come for Counselling?

The duration of the Counselling process differs for each individual. It depends on the complexity of the concerns that the individual has and his/her participation in the process. On an average, counselling sessions can extend between 2-6 sessions.

What are the timings of the Counselling Centre and where is it located?

The Counselling Centre operates from Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm....It is located in Decennial Block, ground floor, opposite to canteen, Room Number 114.

Are there any charges for Counselling sessions?

There is no fees. The Counselling service is a free service that is provided by the Institute for RVR&JCCE students.

Will the Counsellor prescribe medication?

Counsellors are not trained to prescribe medications. Based on the Counsellor's assessment if needed, the individual may be referred to the Psychiatrist for evaluation and further treatment. This is done with the consent of the individual.

Can I request a specific time or day for my Counselling?

Yes, we will try to accommodate your request as much as possible. Students need to make prior appointment and block the slot for this customized service.

Does my problem have to be a serious one to see a Counsellor?

Anything that is bothering and distressing for you is serious enough for us. So do not worry about whether your problem is serious enough to seeking counselling. Many students seek help for their personal, relational, familial, and academic as well as identity related concerns such as those related to being a gender-sexual minority, religious minority and so on. Seeing a Counsellor is about making a positive choice to get the help that you need. And the sooner you do that the better, when something is relatively minor, so that it can be resolved quickly and not grow into a more serious concern.

Will records be kept about my Counselling?

Yes. In accordance with standards of professional practice, the counselling center maintains records of the clients seeking service of the center. Counsellor make notes about sessions. All interactions between students and counsellor such as, counselling sessions and/or reports are kept highly confidential and not shared with anybody. This information cannot be sought or obtained by anyone under RTI as it is a confidential document.

What if I am worried about someone else, who needs help?

If you are worried about a peer, friend or a relative, you are welcome to arrange a single faqsation session to discuss your concerns. We can explore referral options together and arrive at amicable solution.