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Service Category

PSYCHOTHERAPY

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:

Anxiety Disorders — this includes phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder
Mood Disorders — such as bipolar disorder and depression
Addictions — such as alcoholism, substance abuse, and even compulsive gambling
Eating Disorders — such as bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa & binge eating
Personality Disorders — they are many and varied and can range from odd behaviour to extreme fear
Stress — depending on the severity, personal and work stress can be helped with only a few sessions

What issues can it help with?

Psychotherapy can be used to address numerous problems and challenges.

Addictions
Whether it is addiction or over-reliance on an activity or substance, it likely involves psychological addiction. Through counselling, the root cause of psychological addiction is explored to find a way to relieve it.
Bereavement
The loss of a loved one can bring up emotions like anger and sadness. Speaking to a counsellor can help ease those emotions and even resolve remaining issues that the person may harbour.
Depression
Depression is unlike an occasional bout of sadness. It affects a person’s day-to-day activities and is a debilitating psychological problem. Depression counselling in Hong Kong helps patients make sense of underlying feelings to improve their feelings and consequently improve their lives.
Illness
Suffering from a serious illness like cancer can turn any individual’s world upside down. Through counselling, clients can come to terms with their ailments while getting emotional support
Mental Health
Any mental health issues can cause a person to feel isolated and alone. Counselling can lead to the client gaining a better understanding of feelings that are a result of a mental health issues. Counselling helps provide support to overcome personal challenges that mental health problems can aggravate.
Trauma
The psychological impact of trauma, whether due to an accident or being a victim of abuse, can last for years after the actual incident. In counselling, trauma victims get to explore their feelings about distressing events and find ways to resolve or change their state of mind.
Liz offers a variety of psychotherapies: individual traditional psychotherapy – the talking cure – and group psychotherapy which involves a closed group with limited numbers and a time commitment needed from each participant.

Note: all sessions last 50 minutes unless specified otherwise.

1 session — HK $1,800
4 sessions — HK $6,000 ($1,500/session)

Key Features

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)

Key Features

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

Affordable Counselling

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.

Key Information

Am I eligible to apply for the MBTP?
If you are a Hong Kong resident who is affected by anxiety, stress, or other health issues, you can apply for the MBTP scheme.
Are your counsellors qualified?
The counsellors are students studying the Master of Counselling degree and are competent to conduct therapy sessions. There are different levels of students. Some have completed their placement training and are experienced in doing therapy and others are working through their placement training. In line with Monash University regulations, those who have not completed their placement training will have their sessions supervised by a qualified Clinical Supervisor.
How is it only $300?
The student master of counsellors volunteer their time and receive no payment for this service — the charge is only to cover room rental and admin.
How do I get started?
Contact Liz if you want to find out more – all information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Or, you can click the heading above for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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