Individual counselling is a one-on-one therapeutic process where a client collaborates with a trained therapist in a confidential and empathetic setting. During these sessions, clients are encouraged to freely express their thoughts and emotions. The therapist skillfully guides them to delve deeper into their concerns, helping them identify aspects of their lives that require change.

At All in the Family Counselling, our therapists are trained to help individuals address a wide range of issues. Through our individual counselling sessions, clients can work on issues and difficult life situations that they are unable to address, such as heartache from a relationship ending or the loss of a job.

We also specialise in areas related to marriage, relationships and sexual intimacy. As there can be unique challenges resulting from arranged marriages, online marriage counselling can support both couples in navigating these complexities. With counselling, individuals can learn how to work through this transition and better understand their spouse.

Meet Our Counsellor: Ms. Tammy Fontana

Ms. Tammy Fontana, our dedicated therapist at All in the Family Counselling, is equipped with extensive training and certification across a diverse range of fields. Her knowledge enables her to connect effectively with clients from all walks of life. Ms. Fontana’s credentials include:

  • Master of Science (USA) in Mental Health Counselling with over 3,000 hours in clinical practicum and internship under senior USA Licensed Counsellors (LPCs)
  • Certification under the USA National Counselor Exam (NCE) as a Nationally Certified Counsellor (NCC) USA
  • Certification in Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT)
  • Level 1 and Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Counselling
  • Training in Play Therapy for Children with Gestalt Play Therapist Felicia Carrol (USA)
  • Training in Experiential Play Therapy for Children with Trauma with Dr. Byron Norton (LPC USA)
  • Private training under Dr. Marty Klein (LMFT & Sex Therapist)
  • Specific training in human development, psychopathology, addiction (including relationship counselling for partners with addiction), trauma training, divorce and the family, and infidelity

We have also prepared these two documents in case you have any concerns or just need additional information:

[PDF] It’s the therapy, not the office
[PDF] Online bias

Our Accreditations

Our individual counselling services have received accreditation and recognition from various reputable sources in India and the region, ensuring quality and professionalism.

Potential Benefits of Attending Individual Counselling Sessions

Individual counselling offers a range of unique benefits to help you address your concerns and embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Some of these include:


Individual counselling sessions offer the advantage of complete confidentiality. You have a private and secure space to discuss your concerns without fear of judgement. This level of privacy can encourage open and honest communication with your therapist, allowing you to delve into personal issues more deeply.

Customised Plans

Individual counselling allows for a personalised approach to therapy. Your therapist tailors the session to your specific needs, goals, and challenges. Unlike group therapy, where the focus is more generalised, individual sessions address your unique concerns directly.

Focused Attention

In one-on-one counselling, you receive the undivided attention of your therapist. This means you have ample time to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences in detail. Therapists can also provide targeted feedback and interventions, helping you gain insights and develop coping strategies effectively.

Flexible Schedule

The scheduling of individual counselling sessions in India is often flexible. You and your therapist can arrange sessions at times that suit your schedule, making it hassle-free to commit to and consistently attend therapy. This flexibility can be particularly beneficial if you have a busy lifestyle or work irregular hours.

By choosing individual counselling, you gain access to a confidential, tailored, and flexible therapeutic experience that’s designed to address your specific needs and promote personal growth and healing.


Our expertise is helping high-functioning, smart and seemingly competent adults who appear to have it all but are often struggling with issues of low self-esteem, self-worth, anxiety and/or depression. These individuals often struggle in their relationships and with intimacy. While they may present a polished exterior to the outside world, internally and with people who are close to them, it is a different story. Our individual counselling sessions can help those individuals who are courageous enough to finally address the demons that have been plaguing them.

If you are experiencing any of the following challenges, our individual counselling sessions can provide the help and guidance you need:

Family IssuesConstant overwhelming feelings of loneliness and alone
Issues with your Mother-in-LawFear of being alone
Insecurity in your relationshipConstantly wondering what the purpose of your life is
Low self-esteem and self-worthHaving difficulty finding meaning in your life
Anxiety about the future, yourself or your ability to take care of yourselfNot feeling safe in the world even though you have degrees, titles, awards and money
Not feeling loveable or likeableNot feeling connected to your children or having no idea how to connect to them
Worrying if you are good enough at sexFeeling disconnected from friends and your partner and not knowing how to be close
Feeling like a fraud and afraid you’ll be foundFear of intimacy or letting people in
Difficulties maintaining friendshipsFear of abandonment
Difficulties in taking feedback in relationships or workChronic fear of rejection
Constantly in and out of a relationship that ends abruptly and was never good for you to be withPoor or no boundaries. You feel like you are being constantly walked over or in emotional or toxic relationships

All our individual therapy sessions are conducted face-to-face via platforms such as Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp Video. We have been providing therapy since 2010 and have been offering face-to-face video therapy since 2016. Therapy requires consistency. As such, we’ve been providing therapy this way long before the pandemic. Whether clients are travelling or relocating, we are able to maintain the continuity of these individual counselling sessions through these modalities, ensuring the ongoing support and education clients need.

For more information on our face-to-face therapy online, please visit our online counselling services page.

What to Expect During Your First Individual Counselling Session

Your first individual counselling session marks the beginning of your therapeutic journey towards self-discovery and personal growth. Here’s what you can expect during this important visit:

Initial Assessment

The session typically begins with an initial assessment, where you and your therapist will get to know each other. You’ll discuss your current concerns, relevant personal history, and the goals you hope to achieve through counselling.


Be prepared to complete some paperwork, including demographic and clinical history forms, a treatment agreement and consent to treatment. This paperwork helps your therapist tailor the therapy to your specific needs.

Therapeutic Relationship

Your therapist will create a supportive space where you can openly express your thoughts and feelings. This therapeutic relationship is built on trust and confidentiality, allowing you to share your concerns without fear.

Goal Setting

Together with your therapist, you’ll define your desired outcomes and set goals for your counselling journey. This step provides direction for your therapy and helps you monitor your progress.

Remember that this initial session is a pivotal moment in your individual therapeutic journey, setting the stage for the positive changes and growth you aim to achieve through individual counselling.

What to Expect During Your Subsequent Individual Counselling Sessions

Through subsequent individual counselling sessions, you can anticipate a positive experience. 

Here’s what you can expect and how to prepare for your session:

Scheduled Sessions

Your follow-up sessions are typically scheduled for approximately 50 minutes each, aligning with a plan mutually agreed upon by you and your therapist. These regular meetings provide continuity and support your progress.

Goal-Oriented Approach

Your therapist will continue to work with you on your established therapy goals. Clear and well-defined objectives are essential as they provide direction and allow you to track your progress effectively.

Open Communication

Maintain open communication with your therapist. If you have any questions or concerns about the counselling process, feel free to discuss them. Your therapist is there to support you and address any queries you may have.

Personalised Direction

The direction of your counselling experience will depend on the unique issues you bring into therapy, your therapist’s professional perspective, and the goals you’ve set together during the initial session. This personalised approach ensures that your therapy remains tailored to your evolving needs.


Arriving on time for your sessions is crucial to maximise the benefits of your counselling. Being punctual helps you make the most of your 50-minute session.

Be Well-Rested

Ensure you come to your sessions well-rested and mentally prepared. Being in a refreshed state of mind enhances the quality of your engagement and facilitates effective counselling.

Avoid Alcohol

It’s advisable to abstain from consuming alcohol before your counselling sessions. Alcohol can impair your cognitive and emotional abilities, potentially hindering the progress of your therapy.

Embrace each session with a positive mindset, and together with your therapist, you’ll work towards achieving your goals and enhancing your overall well-being.

Why Choose All in the Family for Individual Counseling Sessions?

Selecting the right therapist is a crucial step in your journey towards emotional well-being. Here’s why All in the Family Counselling is worth considering:

Expertise and Insights

At the heart of our counselling centre is Ms. Tammy Fontana, a qualified and trained therapist with over two decades of clinical training and supervision. Her diverse background and certifications make her exceptionally equipped to address a wide range of individual issues.

Customised Plans

We believe in a personalised approach to therapy. Ms. Fontana works closely with each client to develop a customised treatment plan. We integrate effective therapy models, ensuring that your therapy journey aligns with your unique needs and objectives.

Holistic Support

We offer comprehensive support beyond traditional therapy sessions. Our portal provides you with 24×7 access to valuable resources, educational materials, meditation sessions, and crisis support. This continuous support enhances your therapy experience and helps you apply what you learn in your daily life.

Unique Retreats

For those seeking an immersive and transformative experience, we offer group and private retreats. These retreats provide an intense therapeutic experience with real-time feedback, equivalent to six months of therapy in just a few days. 

Strong Therapeutic Relationships

Ms. Fontana is dedicated to building strong therapeutic relationships with her clients. Through these connections, she helps individuals understand and cultivate healthy relationships in their lives.

Adaptive Therapy

Our therapists use an eclectic and adaptive approach. We tailor each individual counselling session to your specific needs, ensuring that therapy evolves with you as you progress.

Choosing All in the Family Counselling for your individual counselling sessions means selecting a path to personal growth, emotional wellness, and lasting positive change. We’re committed to providing you with the appropriate care and support on your journey to a better you.

Employing Several Types of Psychotherapy Approaches

Psychotherapy in individual counselling sessions often incorporates an integrative or eclectic approach, drawing from various psychological schools to cater to each client’s unique needs. Eclectic therapy tailors the therapeutic process to the individual, employing a range of proven methods to achieve the most effective outcomes for specific issues, goals, and personal motivations. On the other hand, integrative therapy merges ideas and techniques from different therapeutic disciplines into a holistic treatment plan, addressing the client’s mental, physical, and emotional health collectively. This approach not only offers flexibility but also ensures a comprehensive understanding and addressing of the client’s concerns, fostering a collaborative effort towards healing and growth.

Regardless of which approach to psychotherapy is taken during individual counselling, therapists aim to establish a therapeutic alliance. This is also known as the relationship between the client and therapist. It is often regarded as the foundation of all counselling work because it ensures that the counselling sessions have a safe and trusting environment where clients feel supported and understood, enabling effective exploration and resolution of personal issues.


Learn how our individual counselling sessions have helped others.

Other Related Services

At All in the Family Counselling, we understand that personal growth and healing often require a holistic approach. That’s why we offer a range of related services to complement our individual counselling sessions in India. These services include:

  • Intensive therapy: Sometimes, individuals or couples require more intensive support. Our intensive therapy programmes involve 4 to 5 days of concentrated therapy, with 20 to 25 hours of therapy each day. It’s a focused and immersive experience designed to address deep-seated issues effectively.
  • Retreats: Our retreats are available in both group and personalised formats. Living in a supportive environment filled with intense therapy and life experiences provides real-time feedback and accelerated personal growth.
  • Portal access: We offer exclusive access to our portal for our package clients. This portal is a valuable resource filled with educational materials, meditation sessions, and crisis support videos, audio, and documents. It’s available round the clock, providing you with the support you need whenever you need it.
  • Children’s sleep help: For parents struggling with their child’s sleep issues, our subsidiary, babysleepfairy, offers solutions to help your child sleep better, giving you peace of mind and a well-rested family.
  • Compulsive behaviour therapy: We provide residential care for individuals dealing with compulsive behaviours. Our treatment programme spans 30 days or more, offering a structured and supportive environment for healing.


The four phases of individual counselling encompass a comprehensive process designed to guide individuals towards personal growth and positive change. The initial assessment phase establishes a therapeutic relationship and gathers relevant information, while the goal-setting phase involves collaboratively defining desired outcomes and establishing a roadmap for therapy. During the therapeutic intervention phase, various evidence-based techniques and interventions are implemented to address underlying issues and foster personal growth. Finally, the termination phase involves reviewing progress, celebrating achievements, and preparing for a successful transition out of therapy. Throughout these phases of individual counselling sessions, the therapist provides a safe and supportive environment, promoting self-awareness, resilience, and overall well-being.
During individual counselling sessions or even marriage counselling online, we conduct quality therapy in a face-to-face format using platforms such as Zoom, WhatsApp video, and Skype. Our therapists provide a safe and supportive environment, employing evidence-based techniques tailored to each client's needs. We ensure consistent delivery of the appropriate therapy to promote personal growth and well-being.
We offer a range of packages for our individual counselling sessions, and our team will provide you with the necessary information and guidance regarding the specific cost based on your needs and preferences. For detailed information about the cost of individual therapy, please refer to our Fees Page.
Scheduling an appointment with All in The Family India is a straightforward and efficient process designed to provide you with the support you need when you need it. Here's how to get started:
  • Use WhatsApp: The convenient way to book your appointment is through WhatsApp. Ms. Tammy Fontana, our experienced therapist, manages her own schedule. As she is often in session during the day, using WhatsApp ensures a direct and timely response.
  • Contact Our Main Office: Reach out to our main office by sending a message via WhatsApp. You can initiate the conversation and inquire about available time slots that suit your schedule.
  • Confirm Your Appointment: To secure your appointment, it's essential to make payment on the day you book it. This step confirms your session and ensures that you receive the dedicated support you need.
At All in The Family India, we understand that life can sometimes throw unexpected challenges your way. That's why we offer flexibility when it comes to rescheduling your counselling appointment.

Here's what you need to know:
  • 48-Hour Notice: We appreciate at least 48 hours' notice if you need to reschedule your session. This allows us to adjust our schedule accordingly and accommodate your request.
  • No Last-Minute Rescheduling: Please note that we do not accept last-minute rescheduling or cancellations within 48 hours of your appointment.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you attempt to reschedule or cancel your appointment after this 48-hour window, the full session fee will be charged.
We understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise, and we do our best to accommodate your needs while also respecting the time and dedication we've committed to your session.
We strive to accommodate our clients to the best of our abilities while maintaining the quality and effectiveness of our services.

Here's what you need to know about the waiting period for counselling sessions:
  • Varied Availability: The waiting period for a counselling session can vary based on the availability of both the client and our therapist, Ms. Tammy Fontana. We offer sessions seven days a week, and Ms. Fontana has a wide range of time slots to choose from.
  • Continuous Client Care: Ms. Fontana works with some clients on an ongoing basis, helping them achieve their therapy goals. As these clients conclude their therapy, she opens up slots for new clients.
  • The Intake Session: The process to start therapy typically begins with an intake session. During this session, Ms. Fontana and the client meet to assess the individual's or couple's needs, discuss their therapy goals, and ensure there is alignment and fit between the therapist and the client.
  • Therapy Agreement: After the intake session, clients are provided with a therapy agreement that explains the therapy process, goals, and next steps. At this point, clients can decide whether to continue with a set of sessions, schedule another exploratory session, or opt to wait if therapy is not appropriate at that time.
At All in The Family India, we take your privacy and confidentiality seriously. We understand the sensitive nature of counselling and respect the trust you place in us. As such, your counselling sessions and personal information are kept strictly confidential.

We do not share counselling sessions or any information about our clients as testimonials without their explicit consent. Your therapy sessions are a private and secure space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and challenges, and we are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of these sessions.

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