The process of counselling is educational in many ways. The client learns more about themselves, and also develops new abilities. Sometimes, counselling can involve studying a specific issue (e.g. an anxiety disorder, depression or or eating disorders, etc.) that has been affected so the person can be aware of the options for treatment. Here are some anecdotes of how students may benefit from counselling sessions with a counselor:
enhanced interpersonal communication and interpersonal abilities
more self-confidence and self-esteem.
ability to alter self-defeating habits or behaviors
better control and expression of emotions better expression and management of emotions, including anger
help with anxiety, depression or any other mental health issues
Increased confidence and decision-making capabilities
ability to effectively manage stress
enhanced problem-solving and conflict resolution capabilities
more self-confidence and sense of purpose
Recognition of the distortion in thinking
Common misconceptions regarding counselling
As you don’t have anyone you know who has had counsel for their personal or psychological needs You may have concerns about what it’s like. You might also have heard certain things that aren’t the truth. There are a few common myths regarding counselling:
If I require assistance, something is not right in me. My condition must be damaged or otherwise abnormal. Like physical illnesses addiction, mental illness and mental illness are medical conditions. It’s not like saying that someone suffering from influenza or cancer is broken.
Nobody can understand my issue. I don’t deserve help. One out of four American adults will be affected by an illness of the mind in their life time. There are many who can be found to listen and assist. You deserve to be healthy and complete.
If I visit to see you I will be sent into the hospital. Students are frequently worried that if they reveal they’re considering suicide, they may 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 recognize that many students are afflicted with suicidal thoughts, but never act upon their 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 numbness and I’ll be able to quit using these pills. Similar to physical illnesses certain mental health issues require either temporary or long-term treatment regimens. It could be a crucial element in treatment but shouldn’t not make you feel as if you’re not in control.
If I try to do my best I’ll never require treatment. Treatment for mental health and addiction treatment is only for those with a condition that requires treatment like any other disease. The cure isn’t by focusing on or ignoring the issue.
People will be less envious on me, if I request out help. At Coe we are working hard to fight this stigma every day. We urge our students to talk with their family members as well as their community friends about their healthconcerns, we also respect the privacy of our students. Did you consider that 46 percent of Coe students who took part in the ACHA survey in 2017 ACHA study have sought counsel previously?
Therapy is talking a lot; I can receive the support I require from my family and friends. Although a solid support system of family and friends is essential however, there are things we can help with that your family and friends aren’t in a position to. Our education and experience help us understand all the difficult ways in which your mental illness could trip you up and the best way to get over your challenges.
If I receive treatment I’ll need to keep working for the rest of my life. Our aim is always to help you return to you “normal” performance as fast as is possible. Although some individuals might require longer-term care, most need only just a few weeks or even months to resolve their issues.
I can’t afford it. Coe provides a variety of options for students seeking psychological and mental health support without cost. If we believe that your needs should be met off-campus, we’ll collaborate with students and their health insurance companies to pay for some type of treatment for mental health and it could be cheaper than you imagine. If you are not insured or who have insurance that doesn’t cover treatment for mental illness You may be eligible for help through a variety of agencies within the community.