My Approach to Helping
I utilize an integrative approach in counselling as I believe that there is no single approach that is suitable for everyone, due to the fact that each of us is unique in our own way with different personalities and needs. Hence, each individual who walks through my door is considered as a whole, and therapy will be tailored to individual needs and personal circumstances. My approaches are mainly grounded on Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), complimented with Gestalt Therapy. I also utilize tools such as sand tray, expressive art techniques, and therapeutic play skills (for children) as and when needed during therapy. I work with clients in areas where they feel stuck due to having a deeply distressing experience either in the present or the past, and need a breakthrough.
More Info About My Practice
I find great satisfaction in walking with clients in their journey toward healing and self-discovery. My journey in people-helping started through working with various populations in which some of them are highly sensitive communities such as HIV reactive clients, refugees and human trafficking victims. I have worked with adults, children and adolescents in areas such as family relations, domestic violence, stress, trauma, self-harming, anxiety, depression, anger management and personal growth.
I speak English, Mandarin and Cantonese. To make an appointment, you can contact me either by phone +6016 4626312 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to contact me, and I will be glad to work with you.
Always remember that YOU MATTER in this world.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Struggles in coping with mental health issues, health issues, emotional challenges due to daily demands, workplace stress, grief and loss, relationship troubles and other issues can often become debilitating.
Psychotherapy can help you work through these issues by gaining new perspectives, developing healthier and effective habits, and equipping new skills to manage daily challenges in a more adaptive way.
According to your needs, several approaches to therapy could be utilized to help you work through the issues that brought you through my door. I will provide you with a safe space to talk openly about the issues that are keeping you from feeling your best, and together we will work towards building the life that you want to live and staying connected with people who are important to you.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
I agree with the analogy that "therapeutic work is like peeling the layers of an onion. Each layer represents some conflict or issue to be explored with the therapist. We peel one layer and then the next, and each time we work on a different thing, and we move on".
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
The first session is either 60 minutes, or 75 minutes with psychological assessments. Subsequent sessions are usually 60 minutes each.
Charges are gazetted by the board of counsellors Malaysia so do call or write in to inquire. If any financial difficulty has kept you from seeking mental health services, I am open to discuss about fee adjustment to enable you to seek mental health services.