We all face challenges in our lives at some point.
Even the strongest and most successful among us do.
Most of the time we overcome these challenges ourselves, sometimes with the help of our family and friends. Sometimes we just need some extra help, and that is perfectly okay. Just like going to the gym to work on your physical body, therapy works on improving your mental health.
Counselling provides a safe, therapeutic environment for you to explore some of the challenges that you are facing in your life. As a professionally trained counselor, I listen to what you have to say without any judgement. What we discuss during our sessions will be kept in strict confidence.
During the process of working together, I will ask questions and initiate activities that help you gain more insight into yourself and the issues that you are struggling with. This is part of a mutually established counselling plan that we will work out together during our sessions.
Our sessions are focused on building strengths and taking actions that will bring you closer to what you desire. In a conducive environment, we will work together in making positive changes in your life by using the relevant counselling techniques and therapy.
Dissatisfaction with Life
Counselling for Teenagers
The teenage years can be a challenging time for our adolescents. In addition to developmental challenges such as mood swings and changing bodies, children today face academic stress, peer pressure, and conflicting influences from the media. Your child may need some extra help in navigating through these challenges.
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Our challenges in life do not fit neatly into boxes.
These are some of the common issues that an adult may seek counselling for. However, what we are going through most of the time is complex and multi-faceted. What you are going through may resemble a few of these common issues, or may resemble none of them at all.
Instead of taking a pathological approach (i.e. illness or disease) to mental health, a wellness approach to mental health focuses on quality of life and reaching the best state of health and well-being an individual is capable of.
Hence, in contrary to popular belief, you do not need to meet the diagnostic criteria, or have one of these ‘common issues’ to seek help. You are highly encouraged to seek the help of a counselor if your quality of life is affected and you would like to make a change.
However, it is still my ethical responsibility to be informed on the diagnosis, treatment and research of mental disorders as a professional counselor. When the need arises, I follow the DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) diagnostic criteria.
When You Should Seek Counselling
You are going through a difficult time and find it hard to manage on your own
You feel really anxious that something bad is going to happen
You feel overwhelmed and cannot seem to be able to think straight
You feel that none of your usual self-help strategies are working for you
You feel listless and have no motivation to do the things that you normally like to do
You find it difficult to speak to anyone around you about what is going on
You feel stuck and cannot get out of your unpleasant situation
Your work, family and relationships are affected
You feel down and have been feeling this way for some time
Your friends and family say that you are behaving differently and are worried about you
“Remember, you are not alone”