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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a combination of cognitive and behavioural therapeutic approaches. It focuses on breaking down overwhelming problems into smaller manageable  ones.This approach suggests that thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interconnected....

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Psychodynamic Theory

Psychodynamic Theory

Psychodynamic Therapy takes a holistic approach towards assessing clients in relation to their problems. Insight is essential to achieve success in therapy. This approach helps clients understand their long standing conflicts from the past. These conflicts are a...

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Person Centred Therapy

Person Centred Therapy

Person centred therapy, or client centred counselling is a humanistic approach that views clients as always trying to fulfill their inner potential. Counsellors act as facilitators listening empathically without judgment or influencing clients’ process of self...

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Solution-focused Brief Therapy

Solution-focused Brief Therapy

Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) is a quick solution focused therapy that emphasises clients’ present and future circumstances. Symptoms are not targeted. Instead, SFBT has a rational approach towards formulating clients’ solutions. This approach also assumes...

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Reality Therapy

Reality Therapy

Reality Therapy was developed under the theoretical basis of choice theory. Choice Theory suggests that we are responsible for our choices, as we have control over our behaviours. Reality therapy is solution oriented as it encourages changing one's own behaviour to...

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Who Should I See?

Who Should I See?

Confused on who you should see for therapy? Don’t worry. This article provides a comprehensive explanation for these different professionals in the mental health care sector. Counsellor/Therapist Counsellors often focus on current challenges clients are facing. This...

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Is It OK to Be Positive All The Time?

Is It OK to Be Positive All The Time?

Being positive is good and people usually try to be positive or look good at all times. People feel good through their thoughts or behaviours. This is part of human nature. However, is it realistic to be positive all the time when we consider life’s negative events?...

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Online vs Face-To-Face therapy

Online vs Face-To-Face therapy

Which to Go For? Advancements in the digital space have certainly introduced more choice to our lives. It has massively changed the way we consume information, products and services. One quick example close to our (Singaporean) hearts would be food: looking for ideas...

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Psychological Abuse

Psychological Abuse

What is Psychological Abuse and How Does It Occur? Abuse emanates in numerous forms and it can be a vicious cycle that can be handed down from generation to generation. Certain kinds of abuse are easy to recognise, namely physical or sexual abuse. On the other hand,...

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Panic Disorder: Is The Alarm Real?

Panic Disorder: Is The Alarm Real?

According to the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), panic disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent unexpected panic attacks consisting of physical and cognitive symptoms – such as palpitations,...

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Existential Therapy

Existential Therapy

Existential Therapy explores clients’ challenges through a philosophical perspective. This approach focuses on the human as a whole, and emphasises that we have the responsibility and freedom to make choices. It focuses on themes such as meaning, freedom, anxiety,...

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Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Self-Gestalt is a German word which translates to “form” or “shape”, suggesting that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Thus, Gestalt therapy is a holistic process treating people as a totality of their mind, body, and emotions. According to Gestalt...

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Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

Ericksonian hypnotherapy (indirect hypnosis) refers to hypnosis characterised by indirect suggestions. Indirect suggestions are often harder to resist, because the conscious mind does not recognise them as suggestions. An example of indirect suggestion is “You may...

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Tips on Online Psychotherapy

Tips on Online Psychotherapy

Given the current COVID-19 situation, many mental health service providers have temporarily closed and stopped providing face-to-face therapy sessions with clients. However, as mental health service providers, we have the duty of ensuring the public’s mental health,...

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Ways to Cope When Living Abroad

Ways to Cope When Living Abroad

There are many reasons to relocate to a foreign country: to see a different world and experience a new culture, to further studies, to explore different perspectives or relocate for your foreign spouse… Entering a new environment definitely creates some form of stress...

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ADHD Causes and Treatment in Detail

ADHD Causes and Treatment in Detail

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? ADHD is the continuous pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity which disrupts overall functioning or development. What causes ADHD? Evidence from several studies in pharmacology, neuroimaging and...

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Wanting More

Wanting More

The Price of Wanting More We all want more out of Life. More fulfillment, more love, more fun, more travel, more money, more success, more freedom – the list goes on. This is our hardwiring. Without this built-in instinct, human progress would cease. But wanting more...

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Self Care with Play

Self Care with Play

  As play therapists, we provide a safe space for participants to play, so that they can express their emotions, explore and cope with their daily challenges.   Our daily lives consist of responsibilities and stress which may add extra weight on us....

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Art as a Way Forward

Art as a Way Forward

Many have found solace through the therapeutic benefits through art expression. The ability to express thoughts and feelings through art making has been timeless. Our love for art making goes as far back as  the prehistoric ages of the caveman as evidenced on cave...

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Peter Pan Syndrome (PPS)

Peter Pan Syndrome (PPS)

In Peter Pan, the famous Scottish novel, Peter Pan comes from the Never-Never Land where children never grow up. In reality, people with Peter Pan syndrome (PPS) can and do become adults, however, they resist taking on the responsibilities of adulthood and adopting...

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Journaling

Journaling

A counselling tool that transforms the human mind for change What Is Journaling? As a counsellor, I love to use journaling as one of the tools in my session with clients. Although similar to diary writing, journaling goes deeper. In my counselling sessions, journaling...

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