The holistic development of our students has always been the priority of BMIS. One of the initiatives towards it is the MINDSPACE- the Counselling Cell. Keeping in mind that each child is unique, there are a variety of challenges that each child faces, the school has initiated the counselling cell to address and help resolve emotional and psychological issues. MINDSPACE is intended to create a comfortable environment and a safe space for anybody to open up without any apprehension. The Counselling Cell has been established to enhance mental health and nurture a conducive environment for growth and success.
Ms Aaliya Sultana R, Counselling Psychologist and Access Consciousness Practitioner. She is a Competent Counselor with proven experience in supporting clients in the workplace and educational setting. Having completed her post-graduation in Counselling Psychology with a Gold Medal from the Indian Institute of Psychology and Research, Bangalore in 2020, She is skilled at conducting assessments, psychometric evaluations, training, workshops, and structured psychotherapies. Committed to delivering client-centred support that gradually empowers individuals and enables them to make informed decisions. She is proficient in managing & leading teams. A proven planner cum implementer with skills in seizing control of critical problem areas. Confidence and honesty are her strongest virtues. She has the drive to learn throughout and a conscious quest to learn from everyone. She has presented and published research papers at both National and International Conferences. She has been trained in Reiki and Hypnotherapy. She believes in helping and supporting the seeker in their growth and evolution in life.
What is counselling?
Counselling is a professional and confidential place where you may talk about your thoughts and feelings regarding any situation you’re dealing with in your daily life that you’d like to explore and understand better.
Who is it intended for?
Counselling is exclusively for the BM community, every individual from this community has the right to access mental health at BMIS premises
What do I say?
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to communicating your issues with the therapist. The counsellor will assist you in exploring the issue and will continue to refer you for clarification.
Is it true that whatever I say will be kept private?
Your information will be kept totally confidential. In most circumstances, you must obtain written authorization before any information is released. There are, however, a few legal limitations to the confidentiality regarding therapeutic information which will be discussed during the session.
How many sessions will there be and how much time will it take?
The number of sessions will vary from person to person because each person’s problem is unique. The typical number of sessions is 3-5. The concerned individual and counsellor can mutually agree on the time and days for the sessions. Therapy is normally scheduled once a week. More frequent visits may be scheduled if you are experiencing a crisis. Sessions are usually 50 minutes long.
What are my rights?
You have the right to ask questions regarding any treatment plan or procedure, in addition to the above-mentioned right to confidentiality. You have the right to terminate therapy at any time. You have the right to have input into your treatment goals and treatment plan. You have the right to inquire about alternative or complementary therapies. Regardless of your race, religion, gender, ethnicity, age, disability, or sexual orientation, you have the right to equal treatment.
What am I expected to do?
It is your duty to keep your appointment or to cancel it with at least 24 hours’ notice. If your personal information changes, such as your address or phone number, you must notify the therapist.