Counselling CellAugust 2, 2023 2023-08-02 17:56
The counselling cell of the university has been functional from January 20th 2020. The Counselling cell is executing its duties from the University Health Centre. The functions are carried out under the supervision of the medical officer. The counsellors are present in the Health Centre from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm.
Students come from varying backgrounds and each individual carries their experiences along with them. Everyone faces problems/obstacles and everyone deals with it differently. Some are able to cope some aren’t. This is a space where students can discuss the difficulties faced by them or share their thoughts about a situation which requires clarity. We assist students to asses their abilities, identify & overcome problems ,adjust better and enhance their overall mental health. The Counselling Cell strives to help students overcome mental health challenges /obstacles. We want every student to feel inclusive ,protected and cherish their life here and later on
Students can approach the counsellors to discus any issue that’s bothering them. The counsellors after assessing the issue provide individual counselling sessions. The duration and number of sessions are decided based on the issue. The counselling cell intends to create a comfortable environment for the students so that they can open up without any apprehension. The Counselling cell has been established to enhance their mental health , reduce their stress and to nurture a conducive environment for growth and success.
Some of the areas explored in the cell are:
- Homesickness or adjustment problems
- Academic difficulties
- Unresolved conflicts
- Eating Disorders
- Body Image issues
- Low Self-esteem / Personality issues
- Family, relationship conflicts
- Anger / Aggression
- Sleep problems
- Obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour
- Thoughts and feelings of suicide
“The counsellor’s office is an open, receptive and safe forum to share any problem. There is absolutely no stigma attached to a visit to the counsellor’s office. The information shared by students will be confidential.”
- What is counselling?
Counselling is an opportunity to discuss your thoughts and feelings about any issue that you face in every-day life that you may wish to explore and understand better, in a professional and confidential setting.
- Who is it for?
Counselling is for everyone, every individual has the right to access mental health
- What do I say?
There is no fixed and definitive way to communicate your problems/troubles to the counsellor. Sometimes there is silence, sometimes you might find yourself saying things you had not expected to say. The counsellor will help you explore the matter and will keep referring to you to clarify his/her understanding.
- How confidential is counselling?
The information provided by the student is highly confidential and it isn’t shared or discussed with anyone without the consent of the student.
- Number of sessions and time?
The number of sessions will vary from individual to individual as each individuals problem is unique. On an average the number of sessions can be between 4-20.The time and days the sessions are to be scheduled is arrived upon mutually by the student and counsellor
- Are counsellors problem solvers?
Counsellors are NOT advice givers or problem solvers rather they are professionals trained with skills and competencies that facilitate an individual to gain awareness, growth and transformation through a warm & understanding relationship. There is no magic solution or specific advice. Every individual and their life situation is unique and therefore there can never be a ‘one size fits all’ solution.
- Counselling and Psychiatry
Counselling bears little relation to psychiatry except that both deal with emotional and mental processes. Psychiatrist are trained doctors, who work largely through diagnosis of illness and then by prescribing a treatment – usually involving medication. Counsellors are normally non-medical personnel who work by talking and encouraging you to find your own solutions. Counsellors can however recognize the symptoms of severe mental distress, and may suggest you to consider medical help if seems appropriate.
- How do I meet the counsellor?
You can always feel free to walk into CUTN‘s Health Centre to meet the counsellors (between 8 am to 8 pm ).You can reach the counsellors over phone or mail as well .
- For what kind of problem should I approach the counsellor?
You can approach us for anxiety, academic issues (stress) ,relationship issues, depression (including suicidal thoughts, low mood, social withdrawal)low self-esteem and lack of confidence, trauma,eating problems (including bulimia, binge eating, negative body image) phobias and fear addiction and substance misuse,abuse (including physical, verbal, and sexual abuse),bereavement/grief/loss.
Get In Touch
Timing: 8 am – 8 pm
- Students are always welcome to the Counselling cell ,however to avoid clash in timings and to make the process easier it would be better that students take an appoint .Prior appointment can be taken via phone phone or mail.
- Due to Covid-19 counselling is being conducted online (phone call /video call whichever is convenient for the student).
Manodarpan is an initiative under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the month of May .The program was launched by the HRD Minister. Manodarpan has been launched to provide psycho- social support and counselling to students for their mental health and well- being. Students can visit the website or alternatively call the toll free helpline number. The caller will be connected to a counsellor
Toll free national helpline number: 8448440632