Faq's

Counselling or psychotherapy is helpful for clients regarding everyday issues or more severe psychological problems. It helps them gain insight, understand and change old patterns and develop better coping mechanisms in order to overall facilitate personal growth and development.

No, there is no set amount of sessions that you have to attend during counselling. Some clients benefit from short-term therapy, while others benefit from long-term therapy. There are no strict rules upon the frequency of sessions. However, initially they normally tend to be an hour once a week followed by longer gaps between each session. This is so that the client has the time to register and reflect on the issues discussed during the session. The duration and frequency of therapy depends on the individual needs of the client and the overall nature of counselling.

Your first appointment will start with a basic history exploring your concerns and your reason to choose therapy at this time. Together we will develop insight and mutually agree on an agenda for your therapy including realistic goals you would like to achieve and the number and frequency of sessions required. You will sign an informed consent, which will hold information regarding fees, cancellation policies, confidentiality, etc. Any further questions or clarifications will be provided specifically to the client.

You can book an appointment through one of the following ways:

1. You can call me directly at +919819025226. If there is no answer, please leave a message and you will receive a call back within 24 hours.

2. You can email me at ishitapateria@stateofmind.co.in. This is a confidential email accessed only by me. I will respond to your email within 24 hours.

3. You can also fill out the form in our ‘contact us’ section on the website. The form will be directed to my email address, accessed only by me. You can expect a response within 24 hours after you submit your query.

Our fees depend on the nature, duration and frequency of therapy, which will be discussed with the client during the first session. Payments can be made via cash, net banking or through cheque.

Any cancellation can be made up to 24 hours before the session, after which the client will have to pay the full fee for the session. More questions regarding this can be discussed during the first session.

State of Mind offers counselling over Skype. The details of this are mentioned in the tab above.

Yes! All counselling sessions are confidential. However, if you pose a danger to yourself or others then the relevant parties will be contacted.

No! State of Mind does not prescribe any medication. However, if the client requires medication in addition to their counselling, they will be referred to psychiatrists who can assess and prescribe them with medication.

The counsellor will be available to you during your scheduled appointment time. During a time of emergency, you can book an additional appointment at a closer date than your original scheduled appointment.