My Approach to Helping
Seeking help during a time you need help most will likely stir strong feeling of vulnerability. It is also a time that holds tremendous potential in personal growth. Having someone you can trust in journeying with you to increase self-understanding can be a life-changing, immensely rewarding experience. What I offer in therapy is a non-judgemental, safe holding space for you to share your deepest thoughts and feeling. Change will naturally occur when you begin to feel right. With my years of experience working with people in deep and profound ways, I am comfortable to work with diverse psychological dynamic. My intuition and ability to attune with my client's body and mind is the heuristic factor towards their personal success. I am happy to provide free 30 min online consultation for first-timer seeing me through Online Counselling Directory, of which I am a certified member.
More Info About My Practice
I have worked in Institute of Mental Health for ten years since 2008. My last held job position was Senior Counsellor in the Psychotherapy Services. My highest education level is Master of Social Sciences (Professional Counselling) conferred by Swinburne University of Technology. I am a Registered Social Worker with Singapore Association of Social Workers from 2009 to 2013. I have been accredited by MSF (formally MCYS) as qualified practitioner for Mandatory Counselling Program for domestic violence. I am certified in Psychodynamic, Hypnosis and CBT Psychotherapy. I have worked with many on Developmental and Complex Trauma and is especially knowledgeable and experienced in depth psychology. People who are interested to find out the unconscious underpinning of their behaviour and relationships can look to me in assisting them to achieve greater personal freedom and empowerment when unconscious material is gently understood in its proper context (both in the past and in the present).
In addition to the skill and knowledge I have in traditional talk therapy, I have gone through 200-hours of Yoga Teacher Training and went on to further my knowledge in using Yoga as a healing modality for body and mind through attending Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga workshop held in Perth and TRE workshop held in Bali. Please book through my website or send me a message to register your interest for both talk therapy as well as yoga (group and individual).
How Psychotherapy Can Help
We all encounter personal problems. Most of the time, we are able to cope with them or at least bear with them. When then shall a person seek psychotherapy? The answer lies on the extent you want to better your life. Psychotherapy is suitable for anyone who wants to elevate their personal mental and emotional well being. It is a goal-driven process meant to relieve psychological suffering. It is time limited and it occurs within a therapeutic relationship that is maintained within ethical and therapeutic boundary. This means that the interaction between therapist and client is directed at helping client psychologically. This set the therapist-client relationship apart from social relationship.
A skilled therapist is attentive, listen deeply, able to empathize and encourages psychological growth through therapist's heighten awareness of self and others. Most of the time, a person comes with a set of challenges that are not neatly explained. This is normal. We are complex beings with many layers of thinking that can sometimes be contradicting one another. This is precisely the work of psychotherapy, that is, to bring clarity in our mental and emotional life. Therapists who are comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty, distance and closeness, openness with boundary, and has good tolerance of confusion while maintaining clarity in the mind; is the central resource for clients within the therapy process.
A person who emerges from a successful therapy experience usually can attest to feeling more alive, self- empowered, and have a greater sense of self-control and autonomy. Though the length of therapy varies according to individuals, the therapeutic effect can usually be felt within few sessions. For those who wants to live a richer interior life, psychotherapy with a good therapist is probably the best investment you can make for yourselves.