Frequently Asked Questions
Counselling, Therapy or Psychotherapy is the process of meeting with a therapist to resolve problematic behaviours, thoughts, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, and/or psychosomatic responses (sensations in the body). It falls under the umbrella term ‘talking therapies’ and allows people a confidential discussion of their problems in a safe, judgement- free space facilitating self- exploration. During a session you will be encouraged to talk about your problem, for a deep understanding of root causes and identify your patterns in thinking and behaviour. A plan of action and a number of goals will be mutually decided and then be created to either help you reconcile your issues, or help you to find ways of coping. Counselling is a process, it requires more than just one session to effectively solve the problem. However The Mind Essentials is committed to ensure empowerment to clients, to facilitate them to be their own therapist.
Here is a non- exhaustive list of Counselling benefits: Offers a safe and confidential environment to speak. Offers freedom to explore thought’s with an unbiased professional. Offers temporary and permanent relief from grief, distress and similar emotions. Offers insight building skills. Offers immediate breakthrough in some cases. Offers tools to be self-reliant and solve problems independently. Offers navigation of thoughts through difficult times. Offers priming for “thought stopping” and to combat overthinking. Helps identify and break faulty patterns of thoughts and behaviour. Helps bring about clarity of problem and solution. Helps interpret the words or actions of others Helps in the treatment of Common Mental Health Concerns
Counselors on The Mind Essentials are trained, experienced psychologists. All of them have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in their field. They have been carefully selected after stringent testing and check on the necessary education, exams, training, and practice. While their experience, expertise, and background vary, they all possess hands-on experience. Click to know more about our counselors.
You can have a look at our counselor page and see which counselor suits you best, or you can start a live chat with our representative and we will connect you to a counselor that best suits your needs. We have found that we can provide a successful match most of the time; however, if you start the process and you feel your counselor isn’t a good fit for you, you may elect to be matched to a different counselor.
The Mind Essentials may be right for you if you’re looking to solve any problems and improve the quality of your life. The Mins Essentials will help you overcome any obstacles you may have and achieve your goals be it general or specific. Our counselors are specialized in specific issues, such as stress, anxiety, relationships, parenting, depression, addictions, eating, sleeping, trauma, anger, family conflicts, LGBT matters, grief, religion, self-esteem and more. The Mind Essentials is not the right solution for you have thoughts of hurting yourself or others if you are a minor or you are under the care of a legal guardian, if you are in an urgent crisis or an emergency situation, if you have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness, or if you have been advised to be in psychological supervision or psychiatric care if you were required to undergo therapy or counseling either by a court order or by any other authority if you do not have a device that can connect to the Internet or you do not have a reliable Internet connection.
The cost of counseling through The Mind Essentials ranges from INR 1000 to INR 2000 per 40 minutes.
You can get counselling in three ways: Chatting live: You will be sent to a special chat space where your counsellor will take your session. Speaking over the phone: You will receive a phone call on the number provided by you by your counsellor at your time of appointment. Video Call: Video call with your counsellor will be done on Skype or Hangouts Video. You can use different ways at different times as you wish, based on your needs, availability, and convenience.
The team of counsellors at The Mind Essentials are experienced expert therapists provide therapy and counselling. However, while the service may have similar benefits, it’s not capable of substituting for traditional face-to-face therapy in every case, for example our counsellors won’t be able to make any official diagnosis, to fulfil any court order or prescribe medication.
This will be mutually decided by you and your counselor depending on your needs and progress. Some people feel they get most of the value after just a few weeks, while others prefer to stick to the program for an extended period of time.
There are many studies that confirm the effectiveness of the online medium for making life changes. Our confidence in the platform comes primarily from the feedback and testimonials we receive from our clients and users.If the rare case of dissatisfaction with the counseling session you are free to change your counselor or opt-out the service.
Once you are matched to a counselor, you and your counselor will get a dedicated “room”, which will be your private and secure place to communicate. Here you can discuss yourself and any other problems you may be facing in life with your counselor who responds with questions, feedback, insights, and guidance.
The Mind Essentials is committed to protecting your privacy and safeguarding the information you provide. Your privacy is our priority, we take this very seriously so you can feel safe and comfortable.
You can choose to stay anonymous, here’s how. When you sign up you need not provide your real name, you can choose to add another name which will identify you in the system and by your counselor.