न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशं पवित्रमिह विद्यते।
ज्ञान के समान पवित्र इस संसार में कुछ नहीं है।।
There is nothing more pure in this world than knowledge(Jyana)
The Counselling Centre,
Bharati College was set up in 2002. In fact, Bharati College was one of the
pioneering colleges of Delhi University to have a Counselling Centre that was
open on all working days. The Centre is supported by a team of teachers. It
works with students and staff to provide free counselling, and to offer a
containing and safe space in the service of all in the College.
Each one of us
experiences difficult emotions that have to be remembered, repeated and worked
through. Somewhere we have to take personal responsibility and surrender our
pain for depth and richness in life as we move on.
The Counselling Centre is one step in this direction. It is in the
service of students, faculty and the non-teaching staff. In recent years, a
number of students, some from violent and dysfunctional families, and others
depressive, with a suicidal bent, have been coming to the Centre. Some had
severe difficulties in interpersonal relationships, and felt comforted in a
safe and containing space. Detailed records have been maintained for each case.
Empathy, trust and
neutrality go a long way in containing emotional frailty. It must be mentioned
that short term work has yielded results in enhancing the emotional health of
quite a few over the years.
The most common difficulties that are encountered as a Counsellor are:
Counselling is the first step in the direction of Mental Health.
The Counsellor - Ms.
Sheetal Choudhary (BA, MA in Psychology,) from University of Delhi. She also
completed Advanced Diploma in Child Guidance and counselling from NIPCCD. She
is a therapist, facilitator and life skills trainer. She is registered with
Rehabilitation council of India. Her areas of expertise are child and
adolescent counseling, career guidance, family therapy, social skills and parent
counseling. She believes that every human can reach their highest potential;
all they need is a space where people are nurtured and celebrated for who they
are. She uses an empathetic and non-judgmental approach that promotes
catharsis, healing and growth.
Counselling Centre has
been given an analytic couch by the College, so that counselling sessions are
in the standard configuration.