Frequent Ask Question

WHAT IS COUNSELLING?

Counselling is a collaborative process that involves the development of a unique, confidential helping relationship.
Counselling provides a safe place, separate from your daily life, where you can explore issues or feelings which are causing you difficulty.
Counsellors will relate to you in a supportive manner and assist you in the task of finding your own way forward.
The overall aim of counselling is to provide an opportunity for you to work towards a more satisfying experience of life.

WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY

Music occurs naturally in our daily life, in many settings but we rarely make good use of music other than just listening to music as a background. The non-threatening and powerful characteristics of music provide opportunities for people to move along with it, both physically and mentally.
Music therapy is a healthcare profession which uses music as a medium to address physical, psychological, emotional, social, cognitive, and/or behavioural needs of individuals with the guidance of a certified music therapist under a therapeutic environment.
A music therapist conducts a variety of musical intervention to meet an individual’s needs, aiming to improve the quality of life for healthy people who seek personal growth and those with illnesses.

WHAT IS DRAMATHERAPY?

Dramatherapy is a form of Creative Arts Therapy which uses creative and drama activities to enable people to express and work through problems. The element of pretence that is inherent in drama allows the client to be able to work on difficult concerns from a safe distance.
Dramatherapy involves an integration of the various fields of drama, psychology and medical anthropology.
It uses the theories and concepts of psychology, for example object relations, transference, projection and group dynamics. It can work within the framework of various theories of Psychology. As with any psychotherapeutic relationships, dramatherapy involves the creation of a trusting relationship and a safe space where the clients can feel contained and is able to express himself/herself.
Dramatherapy uses various forms of creative expression such as movement/dance, voice, music, storytelling, play, art and acting/role play.
Note: Dramatherapy is different from Psychodrama

WHAT IS EXPRESSIVE THERAPY?

The Expressive Therapies (ET) modalities are a blend of experiential personal growth (developmental) and counselling (therapeutic) methods which support the emotional healing of adults, adolescents and children.
Formerly called Emotional Release Counselling, ET includes a range of approaches that explore the hidden causes behind many of the conflicts in life. Through the inner-life skills ET helps clients access a wider range of intrapersonal skills and resources.
The modalities include: Sandplay Therapy, Symbol Work, Dream Work, Use of Expressive Art, Mandala Artwork, Emotional Integration Processes, Emotional Literacy Activities, Bioenergetics, Movement and Dance, Body Focus, Visualisation, Expressive Writing: process, reflective and completion.
ET is an invitational, self-discovery approach, encouraging insights and change from within the client.

WHAT IS PLAY THERAPY?

Play Therapy is a specific counselling approach in which games, toys and mediums such as clay, drawings and paint are used to help children or adolescents to express their emotions, thoughts, wishes and needs. It helps them understand muddled feelings and upsetting events that they have not had the chance or the skills to sort out properly. Rather than having to explain what is troubling them, as adult therapy usually expects, children use play to communicate at their own level and at their own pace, without feeling interrogated or threatened.

WHAT IS CAREER GUIDANCE?

Career guidance refers to services and activities intended to assist individuals of any age and at any point of their lives, to make educational, training and occupational choices and to manage their careers.
The activities may take place on an individual or group basis. They include career information provision, career guidance assessment, counselling interviews and career education programmes.

 


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