Counseling

Counseling is available to adults, children, and adolescents, and depending on the therapist's capacity, some couples can participate in couples therapy. 

For children to access counseling, they need to be aged seven years or above. Children must be able to engage in talk with the therapist. 

Sessions with children primarily involve talk as well as various activities to help them engage and develop skills in managing emotions. 

Children and teens build social skills and emotional intelligence as they grow but some kids have emotions or behave in ways that impact negatively on their wellbeing. They will be in a safe space which is especially for them, to help them process their thoughts and emotions. 

Counseling is a two-way street, as what a person puts into it, they get out of it. The therapist is all about providing genuine support and an environment where a person can talk openly and work towards improving their wellness and knowledge of themselves. Counseling is private and confidential. 

Counseling involves various therapy techniques and interventions. Here are some of the main approaches:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

  • Psychoeducation

  • Relaxation Training (calming and breathing techniques, meditation)

  • Skills Training in relation to managing trauma reactions, anger, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, bullying at school or in the workplace. Skills training can also help manage symptoms of conditions such as bipolar, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, and other diagnosed conditions such as eating disorders, PTSD, PND, OCD, adjustment disorder, alcohol and substance misuse. 

  • Mindfulness

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Motivational Interviewing 

  • Play Therapy