When we talk of counseling, it’s the professional and confidential service that allows a trained psychologist to help you become more aware of yourself in order to attain much healthier emotional and mental health. This allows individuals such as yourself to be more self-aware of your strengths and weaknesses and use this insight to achieve a fulfilling life. Counseling hopes to help individuals and yourself find greater insight about your behaviors, as well as your own personality, which can hopefully lead them to a fulfilling life.
It is, and in fact, it’s actually for anyone who wants to take a step towards making a change to their lives. Just because you want to take up counseling means you have “a problem,” but a lot of people do take up counseling in order to help gain a more helpful insight towards concerns that they have. Our psychologists use a variety of methods and techniques to help you grow and develop into someone who can solve your concerns through developing your strengths.
When we talk of the number of sessions you need, it really depends on the kind of situation you have and the goals you want to achieve. As we all experience issues in a different way, the kind of treatment and therapy we need also differ. This also means that the length and number of these sessions also depend on what you think is appropriate for you. We have clients that stop their therapy after a few sessions, and others return after taking a break. Other clients feel as though they need to develop a long-term strategy towards their concerns, so they opt to take more sessions. In short, our system allows you to take as many sessions as you think you need.
It’s natural to be nervous about taking up therapy, especially if it’s your first time. However, there’s nothing to be afraid of, and in fact there’s nothing to prepare for. You are free to read up or reflect on your take on your concerns before your first therapy session, but our psychologists often are more than willing to help you take the first step should you find yourself a bit hesitant or if you find it difficult to express yourself. Your first session will more or less have your psychologist acquaint you with what happens during therapy and will be your way of acquainting yourself with your psychologist and your issues in our environment. This means your first session will likely conclude in gaining a basic understanding of your issue, and the flow of your next sessions moving forward.
The type of therapy we use depends on your situation and your concerns, as well as your goals and desires. Our psychologists commonly use methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychoanalysis, systemic approach theory, solution-focused therapy, and psychotherapy. The way we use them differs depending on your needs, and we often tailor our approach depending on the thing you aspire to achieve.