“Welcome to the Wellness Center! We’re here to support your journey to well-being and help you thrive during your time at KSBL. We understand that being a student can sometimes be overwhelming, with academic pressures, personal challenges, and a multitude of responsibilities vying for your attention. However, it is crucial to remember that your well-being is a fundamental pillar of your success, both academically and personally. Our Wellness Center is here to support you on your journey to holistic well-being. I encourage you to take advantage of the resources available to you. If you are feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed, a dedicated counsellor is ready to listen and provide guidance. Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength, and you don’t have to face challenges alone.” —–Falak Z. Mohsin (Director, Mental Health & Wellness Centre)
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO TAKE CARE OF OUR MENTAL WELL-BEING?
Health is not merely an absence of disease, it is rather a state of sound physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being. We all struggle with challenges of different forms in our personal and academic/professional life; therefore, it is essential that we put efforts to improve and maintain our mental hygiene. Mental health affects the way we view the world around us, approach problems and situations and how we feel about ourselves and others. Therefore, it is important that when need arises, one must not hesitate to take professional assistance. KSBL has recently established Wellness center exclusively for our current students, faculty, and staff. The purpose of the center is to provide one-on-one counselling services to everyone ensuring empathy, safe environment, unconditional positive regard, and acceptance.
Counselling sessions are non-directive in nature. It is a collaborative process where the client works with the psychologist in identifying their key concerns and appropriate solutions for them. Counselling sessions are non-directive in nature. It is a collaborative process where the client works with the psychologist in identifying their key concerns and appropriate solutions for them.
- Seminars and workshops by competent Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatrists.
- Seminars and workshops by healthcare professionals – doctors, fitness experts, and others.
- Support groups for anxiety, stress and other common issues faced by individuals of different age groups.
- Meditation and yoga sessions by experts.
How to Book an appointment:
Clients can send an email to the clinical psychologist at firstname.lastname@example.org for appointment. Available slots and date will be shared with you. You can also share preferred time slot with the psychologist and you will be accommodated if desired slot will be available. Each session will be of 45 minutes. Psychologist will be available on Friday and Saturday between 9:00am – 5:30pm.
Students can avail the walk-in session facility by visiting the psychologist office between 1-3pm. However, in case of walk-in session, the duration will be relatively short i.e., 20 minutes only. The purpose of this service is to accommodate maximum number of students struggling with any form of crises that demand immediate attention.
In case any client wishes to cancel the session due to any reason, you are advised to inform at least three hours before so that the other person in waiting list can be timely adjusted.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Does the psychologist provide counselling services only to those individuals who are struggling academically?
No. Counselling services is not limited to career or academics. As a matter of fact, counselling can be beneficial for those individuals as well who have adjustment issues, difficulty in forming and maintaining interpersonal relationships, time and stress management, difficulty at the workplace and the list goes on.
2. Is there a specific number of sessions that one can have?
Counselling sessions are quite structured, and the idea is to cover the maximum number of goals as possible. However, there is no specific number of sessions. Your psychologist will guide you through the process at each step in the best way possible.
3. Is counselling an alternate term for psychotherapy?
Albeit, the process is same in both, nevertheless counselling primarily targets specific symptoms or those issues that will not be requiring long term treatment. Psychotherapy is more intensive and focuses on deep seated clinical issues. The purpose of psychotherapy is to help the client in gaining a better understanding of their problems which they find difficult to resolve. Those individuals who have been combating with serious clinical issues from quite some time, we advise them to take assistance from psychiatrist as counselling itself will not be enough for such cases.
4. Can a psychologist prescribe medication if the need arises?
Psychologist/counsellor do not have the right to prescribe any medication whatsoever, how if they notice that the client is not responding well to counselling session, in that case they would be advised to visit psychiatrist who after examining will guide the client whether they need medication or not and for how long do they need it.
5. Are sessions confidential?
Yes. All information is strictly confidential and is not being disclosed without the client’s consent. However, in case of emergency where the client’s life can be in danger, psychologist can reach out to people in client’s emergency contact list.
Brief profile of psychologist:
Ms. Syeda Humera Qutb is a Clinical Psychologist and Internationally Certified Hypnotherapist (by the National Guild of Hypnotist, USA), Licensed NLP Practitioner (by the American Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Licensed Transformation Mind Technologies Practitioner (by Transformation and London college of Scholars), with 8 years of experience. She offers comprehensive evaluation and psychiatric treatment of issues that include, but are not limited to: anxiety and mood disorders, substance-related mood or behavioral disorders, personality disorder, self-esteem issues and eating disorders. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy and person centered approach for treating and guiding the clients.