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Counselling is a process that involves a professional therapist listening to the client and guiding them on how to manage their emotional concerns. This process allows both the client and therapist to identify challenges, change mindsets and facilitate positive changes.
Here at Sofia Wellness Clinic, our mission is to help individuals like you lead successful, fulfilling and well-meaning lives — no matter where you are starting from. This is why we offer a broad range of counselling services in Singapore to cater to your diverse needs.
Benefits of Seeking Counselling
- Improved communication skills
- Better awareness, expression and management of emotions
- Better problem-solving skills
- Greater self-acceptance and self-esteem
- Improved ability to manage stress
- Relief from symptoms of mental health conditions
Types of Counselling Services We Provide
Sofia Wellness Clinic provides a range of counselling services, including therapy for different age groups and types of relationships (couples, families etc.). We also offer online sessions so you can speak to our counsellors and psychotherapists from the comfort of your own home.
Children aged 7 to 11 may meet challenges as they develop their emotional intelligence and social skills. If your child is facing difficulty in school or at home, child counselling can help build their self-confidence.
Your child’s teenage years may be challenging as they are going through developmental changes, academic stress and peer pressure. Teenage counselling can help to guide your child through these difficulties effectively.
During our adult years, we may face several challenges at different points of life. Through adult counselling, you can chat through your problems with our psychotherapists who will facilitate your self-discovery and steps toward achieving your goals.
The elderly may feel stressed, uneasy and overwhelmed to live life to the fullest. Encouraging your loved one to go for elderly counselling can allow them to take charge of improving their quality of life.
Family conflict may happen for many reasons, including personality clashes or major life changes. Through family counselling, our counsellors will guide you through your issues to improve communication and minimise conflicts.
The LGBTQ+ community may face discrimination and challenges in social and work settings. This poses them at risk of experiencing mental health conditions. If you resonate with these issues, consider seeking LGBTQ+ counselling to cope better.
Mental Health Conditions We Can Help You Manage
Taking care of your mental health is key to maintaining constructive behaviours, emotions and thoughts. With the many stressors in life, Sofia Wellness Clinic has the expertise to help you manage any kind of mental health condition including the following.
Individuals with anger management issues have an intense emotional response to a perceived threat or provocation. Anger management counselling can help with improving your relationships at home and at work.
Anxiety refers to intense negative feelings of doubt and worry towards a future event. This can sometimes lead to panic attacks. Anxiety therapy allows you to manage stressors better and learn better problem-solving skills.
Depression is more than feeling sad; it refers to being in an inescapable negative mood for a long time regardless of external influence. With depression counselling, you can learn how to cope with future relapses.
Grief is a regular response to loss or change and dealing with such changes can be emotionally taxing. Grief counselling can enable you to express emotions healthily and restore your sense of identity.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) may involve obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours that affect your daily life. Through OCD treatment, you can better manage your behaviours and strengthen your relationships and quality of life.
Those who have problems managing stress may get easily irritable, fall sick easily and find it hard to sleep. Stress management counselling can help to identify stressors, give you a safe space to express emotions and explore techniques to alleviate stress.
Trauma therapy can help you process traumatic events and empower you to change negative thinking patterns. It can also minimise relapses of depressive symptoms, eliminate self-harm and shift your focus to the present.
*The above list of conditions is not exhaustive.
Counselling Approaches Used at Sofia Wellness Clinic
There are many approaches that are designed to achieve different goals in counselling. At Sofia Wellness Clinic, our psychotherapists are skilled in various approaches to suit the profiles of clients. Here are some of the approaches that we may recommend during our sessions.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) focuses on helping individuals accept what they cannot control and commit to behaviours that can bring positive change. This helps those that have difficulty acknowledging negative feelings when facing life’s adversities.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) aims to help individuals recognise negative thoughts and change them. Through this approach, clients can learn to look at situations more objectively and respond more productively.
Choice Theory / Reality Therapy
CTRT emphasises on one’s power to control our behaviours, with little to no control over others. This approach reminds clients to take charge of their own choices to improve life satisfaction by consciously changing behaviours and how they react in different situations.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Adapted from CBT, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) guides individuals to overcome negative thought patterns and behaviours. Coping skills are learnt to achieve a balance between accepting thoughts and feelings and learning to cope with strong emotions.
Schemas are frameworks we naturally use to mentally organise information. With schema therapy, individuals can recognise unhealthy schemas and make adjustments to form healthier thoughts, feelings and actions.
*The above list of approaches is not exhaustive.
Our Counsellors at Sofia Wellness Clinic
Sofia Wellness Clinic has a team of qualified psychotherapists who are committed to helping clients achieve a better quality of life. Each of us specialises in counselling specific age groups and have different areas of expertise. Learn more about our counsellors below.
|Consultation||Duration||Senior Counsellor||Counsellor||Practicum Counsellor*|
|Individual Session (Initial)||75 min||$250||$220||$80|
|Individual Session (Subsequent)||50 min||$200||$170||$50|
|6 Session Package (Individuals)**||6 sessions x 50 min||$1080||$920||--|
|Couples/Family Session (Initial)||75 min||$300||$280||--|
|Couples/Family Session (Subsequent)||75 min||$300||$280||--|
|Out-of-Session Phone Call / Email||Per 10 min block||$35||$35||--|
*Counselling works most effectively when sessions are scheduled regularly, ideally on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Thus, all 6 sessions in the 6 session package have to be used within 6 months of the first session.
FAQs About Counselling Services
When should I go for counselling or psychotherapy?
We recommend that you consider going for counselling or psychotherapy when or if
- you think about an issue for at least one hour every day
- you’re embarrassed by the issue
- your quality of life has declined due to the issue
- you’ve deliberately developed habits to cope with the issue
Other possible scenarios include loss, trauma and relationship conflicts. If you need any form of mental clarity, going for counselling may help.
What is the difference between a counsellor and a therapist?
The end goal of counselling and psychotherapy is the same — to identify goals and solutions to problems that are causing emotional stress. However, there’s a difference between each of their journeys.
Counselling typically focuses on tackling specific issues, such as stress management or addiction. It prioritises honing problem solving skills and learning methods to cope with or how to avoid such issues. This is usually shorter term than psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy focuses on a wider range of issues and works to identify an individual’s thought patterns to guide them how to better manage their thoughts and behaviour. This enables them to achieve their personal goals and improve relationships.
At Sofia Wellness Clinic, we offer both counselling and psychotherapy to cater to your unique needs.
How many sessions do I need?
The total number of sessions depends on your goal. The first 1 – 3 sessions are usually assessments of your situation and needs.
At times, clients get what they need in 1 – 2 sessions. For clients with more complex issues that have occurred over a long period of time, they may need a longer time to work through it. You may also opt for regular sessions to ensure that you’re taking care of your mental health and emotional well-being.
What happens during the first counselling session?
The first counselling session with Sofia Wellness Clinic is called an intake assessment. There will be a comprehensive assessment of your concerns (i.e. what brings you in), relationship history, family history, and academic and career history.
The objective of this assessment is for our psychotherapists to have an accurate idea of what you are struggling with so that we can tailor interventions and treatment plans accordingly.
Have a question for us?
If you have any questions regarding counselling or our services, leave us a message via the contact form! We will reply within 48 hours on weekdays.