Frequently Asked Questions
Therapy is an interactive session between an individual and a professional who is trained to help people understand their feelings and assist them with changing their behavior. You don’t have to be diagnosed with a mental health problem to benefit from therapy. Many people in therapy seek help for everyday concerns: relationship problems, job stress, unhealthy coping mechanisms, or self-doubt, for example. Others turn to therapy during difficult times, like grief or trauma.
You may need a professionally trained person to help you uncover what’s really bothering you, something a friend isn’t always capable of doing. It’s important to find support when times are hard. Therapy doesn’t replace friendship, and friendship can’t achieve what psychotherapy does. A therapeutic relationship is more than friendship: not only does it provide support, but it challenges you, allowing you to gain valuable insights into yourself. Therapists are trained listeners who can help you find the source of your problems, even if the source is your thoughts, your family, or you.
In the same way, people visit doctors when they aren’t sick — they might want a checkup, test, or advice — therapy is not exclusively for people with diagnosed mental illness. Good therapists listen to individuals without judgment and teach them how to solve problems in a healthy way and live a happier life. Remember, therapy is a tool for people to explore themselves, which they believe will help them lead better lives and overcome sadness. It’s not a “fix.”
Psychotherapy isn’t about a psychotherapist telling you what to do. It’s an interactive session between you and the psychotherapist. Be an active participant. If you don’t think a session went well, share that feedback, and have a dialogue so that the therapist can respond
and tailor your treatment more effectively. Try to apply whatever you have learned in therapy in real life. Actively try to change unhealthy coping mechanisms. Find out more about this here.
A good therapist helps you become stronger and more self-aware. We all have our blind spots. Intelligence has nothing to do with it. A good therapist doesn’t tell you what to do or how to live your life. He or she will give you an experienced outside perspective and help you gain
insight into yourself so you can make better choices.
Generally, one session lasts from 45 minutes to an hour.
We charge Rs. 800-1500/- per session, depending on the therapist you choose.
It may happen that ONLY therapy is not as effective as therapy in conjunction with psychiatric medication for the following symptoms-
● Experiencing hallucinations (false perceptions) and delusions (false
beliefs) that are difficult to differentiate from reality
● Severely high, low, or fluctuating mood
● Clinically significant psychiatric illnesses, perhaps with need of
● Personality disorders
The short answer? Yes. The slightly longer one? Yes, it is true that online sessions might fail to capture some physical cues (such as tapping your foot under the table). However, the effect of that on therapy is not so significant that it hampers the process. Online therapy is still highly effective and has its own sets of pros such as more accessibility, no
travel, convenience, etc.
No, couples and family sessions can also be online. The same rules would apply as individual counselling sessions.
A good internet connection is the backbone of making online sessions work. But we all know how network stability can be a bit unreliable. In case someone faces a network glitch, the session can be rescheduled, or taken up as an audio session via a phone call.
We use Zoom for our sessions.
Absolutely. None of our clients’ information is recorded or stored without them knowing and consenting to it.
That’s a good question. A good therapist-client relationship is one that is a crucial ingredient for therapy to work wonders. In order to find a suitable therapist for you, it’s a good idea to check out the therapists’ bios and see who resonates with you the most. Along with this, you can also keep an eye on-
● their educational qualifications
● their therapeutic approach
● how they conduct sessions and if it works for you
No two therapists will work in the EXACT same manner. Your therapist may even surprise you! You can read about our therapists here to help you make your decision.
Yes, it’s a good idea to continue sessions with one therapist rather than switching therapists often. However, if you think that the therapist’s style is not working with you, you can choose to select another therapist.
There are multiple benefits of online therapy-
● Just as effective as in person therapy
● More accessible for people
● Convenient and comfortable
● Makes mental health resources more approachable
As is with everything, where there are pros there are cons-
● Network issues might be disruptive
● Lack of clients having safe, private rooms to talk freely in
● Not appropriate for severe psychiatric issues
● Can miss out on body language cues
At Inner Planet, clients need to inform us at least 1 day before the session in order to reschedule or cancel that session. On-day cancellations or reschedulings are non-refundable. In case a different slot is required, the client must book the session again.