Student Counselling Services at Pazhassiraja College, offer help to the student community in coping with the stress and anxiety associated with this current situation. Furthermore, mental health and well-being are important components for student success. As such, we strive to support students in successful adjustment to college through responsive, skills-based and proactive engagement.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people in all spheres of life but the same has not been true for its consequences, which have hit the most vulnerable the hardest. The pandemic has ignited a long string of triggers of fear, worry and stressors in people across nationality, levels of education, income or gender. Higher education intuitions were no exception and the virus’s onslaught on the mental health of students is huge and needs to be addressed immediately and effectively. The student counselling services at Pazhassiraja College pay special attention to this scenario and identify students in need of mental support due to the pandemic crisis and offer all possible assistance for them to overcome their struggles.
Following are the highlights of the Student Counselling Centre
Information shared during counselling is confidential, including the fact that the student has accessed counselling. Personal health information is not disclosed to college faculty or staff, parents, or other persons and agencies without the student’s written permission. There are however a few ethical and legal limitations to confidentiality that the clinician will discuss with the student during the first contact session.
A brief and change-oriented treatment approach is used. The number of sessions required depends on the treatment plan. Although this number is not capped, it has been found that, on average, functional outcomes are often attained within 3 to 8 sessions
- Individual Counselling - Helps students deal with many personal topics in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship challenges, college difficulties, etc.
- Psychotherapy - Helps students to overcome mental health concerns by aiding in the healing, growth, and advancement towards more productive, psychologically healthy lives.
- Career counselling - Helps students in understanding themselves and choosing a career accordant to their potential.