Individual Counselling

 “The Only Constant in Life is Change”, is the famous line of Heracilitus and it is so true. We all face changes every day. Change affects us and  each one of us deal with change differently. Sometimes the changes are so challenging that one may find it difficult to deal with it all alone and that is the time that one could use a helping hand/counseling to get through the challenging times.

Are You:

Counseling is a warm, empathetic, non judgmental and active listening provided by a trained person(counsellor)  with an aim to enable the other person(counselee) to address his/her concerns and difficulties.  The counselor helps the counselee to introspect and understand self, his/her needs, interests, aptitude, aspirations and goals on one hand;  his/her situation and role in the family, community and society on the other hand; and then arrive at an appropriate decision, choice and action.  Thus counseling helps in making best choices, decisions and plans.

The relationship between the counselor and the counselee is based on a good rapport and trust. A good rapport and trust is important because it helps to attain the end goal i.e., helps the counselee to find solutions to his/her concerns. A safe and conducive environment will be provided where counselee is able to share his/her feelings and concerns without any inhibitions. The concerns faced by the counselee may be related to education, personal, social and vocational. The counselor, from their professional knowledge, experience and training offer techniques and tools. Which will help the client cope better and work towards goal. It also enables the clients to learn new ways of thinking and behaving.

Counselling is NOT

What we do at ThreeWaves

Counseling is both an art and science for us. It is an art for us as we do from HE(ART) skill-fully to help the client/clients to arrive at an appropriate and effective solutions/decision by their own analysis of the situation and facts. It is a science as certain steps and techniques are followed in a systematic manner.  The roles and responsibilities of both the counselor and client are clearly defined. Our counseling process is structured.

We provide a safe space with empathy, warmth and comfort. We ensure confidentiality and work towards creating a trusting environment. The client is accepted without any judgment or criticism and respected for what he/she is. 

We provide a one-on-one counseling focusing on self-awareness, self-direction and self-dependence which ultimately leads the individual to face the challenges. Some of the concerns of the client may require specialist intervention.  Depending on the need, he/she may be referred to a psychiatrist, lawyer, doctor, mediators or other such professionals.  We will refer the clients to them and offer counseling support in the process.

1.  Accept changes and challenges as part of life.
2.  Follow the old adage, “Health is wealth”.  Do whatever possible to keep your health at its best: good food, sleep, sufficient water, exercise, meditation, family and support system.
3.  When in trouble, talk to a trusted friend/family member.
4.  Write down your feelings. Don’t worry about what you are writing, just write whatever comes to mind.  
5.  Take out time for yourself and do whatever you love doing: meditate, exercise, listen to music, go out with friends…
6.  Be nice to yourself. Give positive self affirmations to overcome negative thoughts.
7.  Prioritise your work. One cannot do everything at a time. Make to do list and also include time for relaxation and entertainment.
8.   Question yourself. When going through stressful times, ask yourself, ” Will this matter five years from now”?
9.  Look for positives. When going through bad relationship, look for one positive out of so many negatives.
10.  Practice gratitude. Every day before going to bed, say ‘Thank you’ for the day that went by and write three things that made you happy.
11.  When the self help fails, do not hesitate to talk to a therapist/ counsellor.