Counselor – Sharad Kumar

Stroke Survivor tale of grit, determination and hope!

I am a stroke survivor, I can guide you and in help you in your recovery process.

Counselling is for everybody who in fact happened with all the family members of the stroke survivors. Every human being has a basic right to have access to a trained professional who can help us in our overall growth and wellbeing

Counselling is a continuous process where a counselor uses a framework to facilitate insight and awareness to help you discover your own answers. This process takes anywhere between 4-20 sessions depending upon your needs.

We offer counselling as an ‘Interaction Therapy’. It allows patients and families to talk about any fears, worries or conflicting emotions they may be experiencing, in a safe and confidential environment.

I don’t provide any advice, there is no scope of ‘wrong advice’.  The counselor at best could provide suggestions or recommendations, at a much later stage in counselling, where he/she has understood your context and situation very well. However, any suggestion made by a counselor cannot be forced upon you. It is up to you to consider it or not.

My counselling encourages patients or family members to talk about what’s bothering them in order to uncover any root causes and identify their specific ways of thinking. I teach strategies to handle anxiety and may share meditation or relaxation exercise to help ease physical and emotional pain. I also help reconcile issues or find ways of coping. Each session is generally tailored to the individual.

After counselling, people have shared that they “feel lighter”, “gain clarity”, “learn more about themselves and others”, “feel less stuck or overwhelmed”, “feel energized”, “feel good, positive and hopeful”, “take decisions and actions”, “see positive changes”, “improve relationships” and so on.

Online counselling can be invaluable to people who are disabled or housebound, allowing access to counselling and psychotherapy without the need for travel. Some of our clients have preferred online therapy from their workplace while others have preferred therapy from the privacy of their own homes. Technologies like Skype allow opportunities to have therapy almost anywhere.

With online counselling your choice of therapist is not limited to your geographic location.