Institute of Psycho Management Studies

Need for Courses in Counselling

In this ultra-modern world of today, we are witnessing tremendous changes in all spheres of life, be it personal, social, education or career. The rising conflicts and confusion in human relationships is a matter of grave concern. With a plethora of options available to choose from, we are becoming more and more confused to come up with that one correct way or solution to resolve matters.

The disintegration of the family system into smaller nuclear units has deprived us of the guidance of the wise elderly generation. This has created a need for knowledge and experience sharing for favourable ways of parenting and cultured upbringing of children.

As children grow and reach schooling age, they face a cut-throat competition in education field. The incompetence of our obsolete curriculum does not meet the needs of every child to develop and grow. This system creates individuals who are unsuitable for employment or standing on their own feet to make a living. Dissatisfaction in job, stress, student suicides are consequences of it.

On the other hand, adults too are facing stress in relationships due to inability to handle the responsibilities that come with it. Even the elderly feel left out and lonely in the mad race of life. Estranged relations, bitterness, divorces or psychological illnesses are observed to be more rampant nowadays than ever before.

Thus, there comes a stage in everybody’s life when one feels stuck and is unable to move on in life. This happens because there is lack of clarity of emotions, inability to understand them and what they mean. One feels incompetent to deal with the doubts in mind and conflicting thoughts. One does not share with friends due to trust issues, neither with parents for the fear being judged by them.

At such times, seeking an expert advice is the only choice where problems can be dealt with success. Counselling process is a non-judgemental, non-threatening platform where the client can fearlessly detoxify himself of the harmful energies that are stored in his subconscious or unconscious mind in the form of many dysfunctional emotions. Counselling is a beautiful journey of creating self-love through trust, faith, respect and unconditional acceptance of SELF. Counsellors work with people struggling from emotional health issues including depression, anxiety, stress, obsessive behaviours, substance abuse and other addictions. Counsellors work with both the patient himself and the people close to him to find substantive, short term and long-term resolutions.

What happens in counselling?

  • Non-judgemental sharing of experience leads to clarity of thoughts in the client
  • The process empowers the client to take ownership of decisions whereby he feels more confident in moving ahead in life more positively.
  • There may be many self-defeating behaviours in the client that become barriers in the way of achieving his goals in life. The counsellor helps the client to look through them and set new goals that may be more practical, realistic and aligned with the personality of the client.
  • Counselling is a great way of eliminating frustration of the client. It provides an opportunity to the client to discuss his personal problems in the atmosphere of openness, without concealing anything. This is a good method of releasing tensions and worries, seeking appropriate advice from counsellor and thus, increasing enthusiasm towards life’s goals.
  • However, counselling is not a platform where one should expect readymade solutions for his worries, frustration or emotional imbalance. The counsellor is an expert in showing direction to the client for his wellbeing. But the path has to be travelled by the client.

Due to this widespread need for counsellors, providing quality education in the field of counselling and psychotherapy is the need of the hour. Designing courses which could bring about a complete transformation in an individual are required. Such counsellors would not only empathize with clients but also help them raise their quality of life through efficient counselling interventions. Such interventions are conducive to the wellbeing of the client and fulfilling for the counsellor too. This holds a promise of a rewarding career for the counsellors.