One of the many stereotypes associated with a psychologist is that they’re individuals that ask you to lie down on a couch to “talk” while they take notes. This is just some of the many methods psychologists use to be able to tackle their client’s many problems, but psychology isn’t just limited to “talking” and “listening.” A psychologist is someone trained in the many ways of understanding the human mind, and they’re officially licensed to be able to provide proper mental and emotional health care for the betterment of their clients. Psychologists tackle their client’s problems through a variety of researched and tested means, and they’re qualified to tailor treatment methods depending on the needs of their clients.
Counselling is a kind of mental health care service that is provided by accredited professionals such as psychologists to people in need. It’s a kind of specialized care that is tailored to meeting particular needs of clients, which mostly revolve around helping people deal with various issues and situations that they encounter throughout their lives.
Counselling can certainly help a lot of people deal with their various issues, and if you believe you need counselling, talking with a psychologist about your problems can definitely help you cope better in life. Unfortunately, whether or not you need counselling perhaps depends on the kind of situation you think you may need therapy with. If you feel as though life’s troubles are becoming too much to deal with, perhaps it’s time you reach out to a therapist in order to get a renewed perspective on you problems. What matters is that counselling is there in order to help give you that push you need in order for you to grab the opportunity for a better and brighter tomorrow. Psychologists are trained to deal with a broad variety of problems, and no problem is too small. So if you feel like you would like to talk to a psychologist but worry your issue isn’t “severe” enough, please don’t hesitate to speak to a psychologist as they can help you work through your issue no matter how small you think it may be.
Sessions between you and your psychologists will be private and information that’s been shared in your sessions won’t be divulged to anyone. We believe in the spirit of private and personal healing, and as accredited professionals we seek to provide a safe and private space for our clients. The only instances where we can make an exemption is if the court has asked for your records, or if we have sufficient evidence to see that you may be a danger to yourself and/or to other people. Other than these, information shared and data gathered from your sessions will only be used in the development of efficient therapy methods for your betterment as an individual.
When it comes to counselling, perhaps one of the most perplexing questions from clients is regarding the number of sessions they need in order to “fix” their situation. However, it’s important to remember that the clients – with the help of their psychologist – determine just how many sessions they need, as they tackle problems differently than other people. This means some people might take more or less sessions before they feel as though they can deal with their particular situation. Sometimes, it also depends on the objective of the clients, as some clients prefer more sessions to develop long-term strategies to cope with their problems, and others prefer less sessions because they need short-term remedies.
We understand that everyone doesn’t have all the time to allot for therapy, especially since various life events can occur that may have an impact towards our schedules and availability. As such, we’re not expecting patients to have continuous therapy sessions all the time. If you feel as though you need a break from your therapy because of personal reasons, you can pause your sessions with your therapist and resume whenever you feel like it. This also means you’re also allowed to continue your sessions even after concluding that you can manage your problems, especially if you feel as though you need a refresher. Likewise, cancelling sessions is an option provided you call us at least 48 hours in advance or else there might be late fees.
If you’re going to have your first-ever session, you don’t have to prepare for anything unless you really want to. These first sessions are designed for you and your psychologist to be acquainted with one another, and for your therapist to be more familiar with your issue. As such, you can expect your first session to involve a lot of you sharing things you’d wish to share with your therapist, and for your therapist to be able to give you a rough idea on the things to expect throughout your therapy. Do remember however that here at Life Resolutions, we aim to provide a safe and comfortable space for you to share your problems, and as such you’re not going to be forced into talking about topics you don’t want to discuss in your first session especially if it’s extremely uncomfortable for you.
Our psychologists and therapists are qualified to write professional reports for various needs, although you need to request for such a report in advance from our customer service representatives. You will also need to provide a fee before the report is processed.