Counsellor

Counselling provides a private place, separate from your daily life, where you can explore issues or feelings which are causing you difficulty. It is a way of addressing problems by talking them through.

 

A Counsellor will:

 

  • listen carefully to what you have to say
  • enable you to express your feelings
  • help you to explore and understand your difficulties

 

Parents are a vital part of a child or teen’s life. The parent-child relationship is essential to a child or teen’s self esteem and confidence for future success. At times parents may wish to obtain counselling to work through the emotional ups and downs that can come with parenting, particularly during a difficult time for your child or family.

 

Child Centered Counselling involves one-to-one counselling to children aged 2-12 years of age experiencing a variety of difficulties. While adults communicate their needs through words in therapy, children often communicate their challenges and needs through play. Counselling is therefore play based.

 

Teen counselling is one-to-one involving a combination of talk and expressive means to help teens understand their struggles and develop new ways to cope with challenges.

 

Your initial visit will generally be an interview session. This allows you and your counsellor to develop an understanding of you and your child's needs. Following your initial interview, the process of intervention will be discussed which may include one or more of the following:

 

  • Parent support and education through small group workshops
  • Individual child counselling
  • Individual parent counselling
  • A combination of the above

 

 

Working with parents is certainly part of the therapeutic process when counselling children. We recommend seeing the parents every four to six weeks, if we are seeing the child individually, to educate about the therapy process. 

 

Mrs. Kavita Varma (Counsellor)

 
Kavita Varma is a certified counsellor and has a Master of Science degree in Psychology along with a Bachelor of Education. She has worked as a counsellor and educationalist for the past 15 years, having being associated  with the Indian Air Force as Station Counsellor. She has been instrumental in setting up counselling centres in several Air Force Stations like in Guwahati; Sulur; Palam, New Delhi and Purnea, Bihar. She has conducted leadership and personality related classes for the officers of the Defence Forces at the Institute of Flight Safety, Indian Air Force, New Delhi. She has also worked in several CBSE schools across different states in India. Her experience has been mostly with various Air Force schools and Kendriya Vidyalayas where she has been both the school counsellor and part of the academic staff. Her most recent assignment was with The National Public School as part of the academic staff.
 
 
She has conducted several workshops and given many presentations related to study skills for students, adolescent related issues, and stress management, suicide prevention for the youth and adults, and personality development for entrepreneurs. 
 
 
 

 


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