GENTLE MIND
Counselling & Psychotherapy

towards the path of healing, empowerment and well-being

COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES

Gentle Mind is a private counselling and psychotherapy practice in Singapore, providing a full range of counselling and psychotherapeutic services for adults and teenagers.

Therapy is a process where we come together to form a confidential relationship with the purpose of helping our clients address their psychological or emotional needs so that they can look forward to living a fuller and more satisfying life

COUNSELLING ISSUES

Counselling issues that we address and Psychotherapeutic Approaches & Interventions that we utilise in our practice

We understand that it takes courage to meet up in confidence and talk to a complete stranger. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions

FAQ

Counselling is a very broad term used in conjunction with many types of advice giving. In the context of psychotherapy however, counsellors rarely offer advice, it is the active process of assisting and guiding clients, by a trained professional to understand and resolve personal, social, or psychological problems and difficulties.

Psychotherapy, also called “talk therapy”  aims at gaining insight into mental or emotional health, the resolution of inner conflicts, and to enhance your relationship with yourself and others

The initial session is when your counsellor has the opportunity to find out what brings you to therapy and gather as much useful information as possible.

The counsellor then discusses with the client the various approaches which may be appropriate.

This is also a good opportunity to raise any questions and concerns about the counsellor or process of therapy itself.

It is also nornal to feel anxious or somewhat apprehensive about speaking to a stranger for the first time.

If at any moment, the discomfort you feel is too much for you, do let your counsellor know.

Each individual session takes 60 minutes. When it is necessary, and when possible, extension beyond the 60 minutes session can be discussed with your therapist

Depending on the issue, short-term interventions can help a great deal in a very few sessions in the event of an immediate crisis.

Longer term therapy on an open-ended basis may be need for more deeply entrenched issues.

It is worth noting that it may take a few sessions to build up the rapport and trust necessary for therapy to work.

Effective therapy alleviates symptoms of emotional/psychological disturbances, reduces confusion and empowers a person to make their own effective choices and the decision to act upon them.

People enter counselling for various reasons, to regain psychological wellness, to address unresolved feelings, for personal development, to improve relationships, or to make sense of any emotions they may be experiencing.

The therapeutic relationship between a psychotherapist/counsellor and a client is strictly professional.

The therapeutic relationship differs from all other relationships you have.

You can tell your therapist things without having to worry about your information being told to others or in any way affecting your job, family or relationships. You can be honest with your therapist without having to worry about offending friends or family.

When a therapist asks how you are doing, he or she really wants to know.

It is very important to work with a counsellor/therapist that you are comfortable with and feel you can trust in order to form a good therapeutic relationship.

The level of trust and empathy between you and your counsellor is crucial to the success of therapy.

We adhere fully to the requirements of the Data Protection Act and the ethical framework set out by the SAC (Singapore Association of Counsellors) and APAC (Association for Psychotherapist and Counsellors).

All information disclose during therapy is private and confidential except in extenuating circumstances where there is risk of serious harm to you or others.

Our Philosophy

Here at Gentle Mind, we are dedicated to providing ethically responsible, and highest  standards of counselling and psychotherapeutic care.

Because we understand that the decision to start therapy can be difficult and daunting , we hope to alleviate any questions or uncertainties anyone may have about the process of therapy by our offer of a 20 minutes free no obligation consultation.

This short consultation will also provide the opportunity for you to meet with the counsellor of your choice to determine if a therapeutic alliance can be formed.

It is important to us to respect the client’s values, personal resources and capacity for choice within their cultural context.

We treasure the trust placed on us, and are committed to ensuring the safety and privacy of our clients

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