Psychotherapy / Counselling

Both ‘psychotherapy’ and ‘counselling’ are terms that are used interchangeably to describe the same process of overcoming personal difficulties and working towards positive changes. People seek psychotherapy to help them resolve emotional, psychological and relationship issues. Psychotherapy can be used on its own to treat a mental disorder, or it can go on hand in hand with medications. While medication provides a band-aid effect by providing instant relief or solution, psychotherapy digs deeper to eradicate the problem or provide a more lasting solution. This is because psychotherapy is designed to understand the emotions, the behaviours, the past and the patterns of a condition so that they can be addressed and resolved. By teaching coping techniques and skills, the therapist helps the individual regain control over their emotions and their life.

Common subjects that can be addressed within psychotherapy include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress and burnout
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Behavioural issues
  • Anger management
  • Grief & bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Difficult life transitions
  • Chronic pain management
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Intellectual functioning (IQ assessment)
  • And many more