Psychotherapy is the study of different mental health problems, their management and prevention. Also called talking therapy, it teaches the client more about their condition, moods, feelings, behaviours, and actions. Psychotherapy enables the client to take control of their life and respond positively to difficult situations through the use of coping strategies. Each session assists the client to recognise the cause of their malaise so they can better function at a personal and professional level.
There are many types of psychotherapy, each with its own approach. The type of psychotherapy that’s right for you depends on your individual situation.
What is psychotherapy?
One of the most important parts of any therapy session is the therapeutic alliance. This is created between therapist and client using the therapist’s professional knowledge and training plus the client’s willingness to share their problems in a safe and confidential environment. It is the role of the therapist to create this safe space by being welcoming, organised and professional.
Anyone can call themselves a psychotherapist so check their qualification. The accepted minimum is a Masters Degree in Counselling. Psychotherapy can treat range of ailments. Physical illness is usually associated with emotional dis-easement which can affect the body, mind and soul.
When to use this service type?
If you are struggling with any of the below, consider seeking professional help:
What issues can it help with?
Psychotherapy can be used to address numerous problems and challenges.
Note: all sessions last 50 minutes unless specified otherwise.
1 session — HK $1,800
4 sessions — HK $6,000 ($1,500/session)
Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment between therapist and client and working together they build a trusting relationship that helps the psychological process. By building a supportive environment the client is able to talk freely and openly. Using the objective non-judgemental therapist as the listener it becomes easier for client and therapist to identify and change the behaviour patterns that are preventing the patient from living a productive and happy life. The treatment requires multiple appointments.
1 session — HK $1,000 (Supervision, 120 mins)
4 sessions — HK $2,400 (Closed Group)
Group psychotherapy is an increasingly utilised therapeutic intervention that is affordable and effective. It offers real promise in meeting today’s mental health challenges. The group process has a unique learning advantage for clients as the wisdom of the counsellor is enhanced through the sharing of personal experiences of the participants. Please click the heading above for more information.
1 Online Session — HK $100
1 Face-to-Face Session — HK $300
Applications are being taken for HK residents wanting affordable counselling sessions with graduates from Monash University Master of Counselling Degree Program. A minimum charge of HK$300 is required to cover therapy room rental and admin charges. The sessions will provide confidential professional counselling.
Note: MBTP is a part of the Amindset Monash University’s Master of Counselling postgraduate training.
Am I eligible to apply for the MBTP?
Are your counsellors qualified?
How is it only $300?
How do I get started?
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