Queer Affirmative Counselling involves giving importance to acceptance and authenticity in terms of a client’s sexual orientation and gender. Psychologists who practice this help their seekers be comfortable with their identities, and help them deal with issues exclusive to the queer community.
Counselling has certain ethics which a good psychologist must follow, have a good meaningful and correct approach to therapy.
A seeker has certain rights which have been made to safeguard their well-being, while in therapy.
A single therapy session lasts anywhere between 45-60 minutes, depending on the therapist. Therapy as a whole process lasts for the whole period in general and can last anywhere from depending on the seeker’s need as well as the intensity of their concerns.
One should always try to provide a sense of reassurance to that person. Ask them how they are, what you could do to help them, what is it that they need right now? Always ask, listen and try to not assume and suggest. Let them know you are there if they need to reach out to you.
The words we use can affect not only us but others around us. ‘Choose your words wisely’ is a great way to start being inclusive in mental health. Language becomes an impredicative way of letting the other person know how you feel about a situation, and to offer support in a verbal sense can be very assuring for the ones who need it.
For the longest period, there was not enough importance or recognition given to mental health due to insufficient knowledge, wrong facts and stereotypes about this. People thought you were ‘pagal’ i.e had gone mad, only because there were treatments still developing to be able to help individuals with mental illness. This idea, unfortunately, stuck around through generations.
It is, however, not at all and should not be a stigmatised topic.
No. This is because Counselling/ Psychotherapy aims at helping clients be self-sufficient and contribute to their growth for the long run of their lives, and not a temporary relief.
You can choose to go for counselling if you wish to improve on certain areas of your life, without any problem, you can also opt for counselling. On the other hand, if you have been having difficulty in dealing with certain events and emotions and feel that it is interfering with your normal productivity, sense of self and may feel distant from your close ones, therapy/counselling would be helpful.
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