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The most important thing you need check before attending counselling or therapy session

Who can help you better if u have mental health problem?

Degree in B. A/B.Sc. in Psychology or Applied Psychology for 3 years. ... (OK, can hear about your problem and refer to other qualified counsellors but still not better yet to counsel)

Degree in M.A/M.Sc. in Counselling Psychology/Psychology/Applied Psychology (good can give counselling and conduct counselling sections with help of supervision)

Pursue a PG Diploma in Guidance and Counselling for 1 year (Optional Step) (very good can give or conduct counselling also with help of supervision)

Had all the above degree and has experienced more than 2 to 3 years (Excellent can give counselling and conduct sessions without supervision)

Doesn’t have any above qualification but has done TA or CBT for minimum for 4 years and have valid practitioner certificate (good, but if they practice only TA or CBT methods)

Has a attended any certificate course for 1 or 6 months related to counselling or psychology without above 1-5 qualifications (good to listen about your problems, but not a better person to conduct counselling session or give counselling)

Most importantly

For all the above qualification they are eligible to counsel and do therapy sessions. Only a clinical psychologist who finished MPhil and register under RCI (Rehabilitation council of India) can diagnose you.

For more intense problem when you required a medical prescription then all the above professionals will refer you to psychiatrists.

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