Counselling is the process of giving advice or guidance. You could seek advice and guidance from our experienced professional counsellor if you are feeling like you need help.
More explicitly, it stands for getting assistance in finding solutions for problems in everyday life. Counselling includes emotional, relationship, behavioural problems that need an expert advice or guidance. Counselling is a space for people to discuss and seek advice for their difficult feelings from a dependable person with ensured confidentiality.
"Importance of Marriage Counselling"
Counselling is a therapy or part of psychotherapy addressing emotional, psychological and/or relationship issues. Counselling is a space for people to discuss and seek advice for their difficult feelings from a dependable person with ensured confidentiality. A counsellor understands and respects your viewpoint and will help you to deal with your difficult situations through advice, solutions and psychotherapy and thereby helps you to cope up with the situations, feelings and relationships and thereby a better living.
How do counselling help?
In many difficult situations, family members or friends will not be able to provide an unbiased and objective viewpoint. Also, you might be having some problems which you may be reluctant to discuss with your family and friends. A counsellor helps here as a talking therapy within a confidential and open environment.
You can approach a counsellor for any difficult experiences you’ve been going through like relationship breakdown or relationship issues, family problems, depression, anxiety and lack of self-confidence. For some symptoms like eating disorders, sleeplessness, weight loss etc doctors may not find any physical cause, but you may want to look further to see whether there is a psychological side to your symptoms.
Things to look in a counsellor
A counsellor should be a certified or a qualified person in counselling.
You can choose a counsellor and can leave anytime if you feel that his / her style is not suited for your particular issue.
A counsellor should be a good listener and empathetic.
A counsellor should never try to impart his opinions or suggestions upon his clients.
You should be feeling very comfortable in front of the counselling for an open discussion of issues
A counsellor is supposed to maintain confidentiality and supportive.
For problems that cannot be solved through counselling, a more intense counselling like psychotherapy or a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) may be required. Going for counselling is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of courage, strength and willingness to make changes.
Family CounsellingMarriage counselling is an effective way to put a marriage relationship into the right track which may otherwise go down and break. Relationships within families are sometimes put under strain and family members feel isolated or overlooked. Family counselling can help in many situations include those which cannot be discussed with anyone and those that are going through a divorce or separation.
Pre-Marriage counselling is compulsory all over the country as per Christian traditions. Now some of the other religions have started following the system. As per Christian tradition, the going-to-be-married couple should compulsorily attend a three-day preparatory programme where the basics of marriage as taught by scriptures, the duties of a husband and wife both as partners as well as parents etc, are taught.
All doubts about leading a Christian family life in its true values like commitment, love, patience, bringing up children etc will be clarified here. The groom and bride-to-be are asked to take this programme in a continuous stretch of three days and a certificate will be issued once they successfully complete this course. The parish will give consent for conducting the wedding only after producing this certificate.
Apart from religious aspects, nowadays experts are stressing the need for a pre-marital session for would-be partners for a better understanding of each other. Because life may not be always as it seems even if in the case of love marriages. Pre-marriage counselling helps to accept each other better which helps in avoiding future complications or conflict. It helps them to understand their weakness and thereby being more accepting and supportive. Premarital counselling also includes Relationship Counselling. You can also seek expert advice for analysing whether your decision for marriage is the right one.