Here at A Kind Place, we are proud to have some of the best counsellors in Singapore on our team. Our passionate team has experience working with teenagers, adults, and elderly people of all nationalities, backgrounds, cultures, sexual orientations, and races. We believe that everyone deserves to live their very best life and we can help at every stage in your journey. We specialised in helping people dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, burnout, relationship, trauma, and life transitions.
Are you considering getting started with one of our counsellors in Singapore? Let’s look at a few of the most frequently asked questions that people often have as they get started with their mental health journey.
Counsellors help guide people through difficult emotions and challenging times in their life. A counsellor is an objective mental health care professional who uses talk-based therapy to help you navigate the challenges of everyday life.
A counsellor doesn’t tell you what to do or solve your problems for you. Instead, the role of a counsellor is to help you get to the root of the issues bothering you. They are trained professionals who know how to ask the right questions to guide you through your journey of self-awareness.
As you progress in your wellness journey, a counsellor will help you see all of the potential options in front of you and support you as you develop healthy coping strategies.
People often ask us who needs counselling. They wonder how to decide if it’s truly essential. Ultimately, this is a very personal decision and necessity can indeed be a subjective idea. When it comes to deciding who can benefit from counselling, however, the answer is simple: everyone. Each and everyone one of us can experience truly life-changing effects from counselling.
But, why is counselling important? Can’t we just turn to close friends and family for support, just as people have done for generations? Yes, of course! Having a close support network is crucial to your mental health. At the same time, it can’t replace the aid of a counsellor.
As much as your friends and family love you and want to support you, they are not there to be your therapist. They can’t provide an outside neutral perspective. They aren’t trained in navigating mental health issues and asking the right questions to guide you in your self-reflection. On top of that, the nature of close relationships can create limitations. You don’t want to say something hurtful to them nor do they want to offend you by being too blunt. On the other hand, while the relationship you have with a counsellor is trusting and open, it isn’t limited by these same restrictions.
A counsellor is well-trained and highly experienced in navigating difficult conversations. They know how to support you while pushing you to break free from your old ways of thinking and learn to navigate your emotions.
Anytime you are struggling with an issue, it is worth considering seeking counselling. There are never issues that are too big or too small for therapy. Counsellors have heard it all and there is no reason to feel like your issues are not important enough or too shameful to discuss.
Let’s look at a few common issues that bring people counselling:
After seeing the incredible progress of countless people, we can say beyond a doubt that counselling is life-changing. The journey of your life is not carved in stone. The issues that keep you awake at night don’t have to last forever. You are stronger than you might think and, with the assistance of a mental health care professional, you can truly transform the way that you feel.
Of course, there is only one way to find out if counselling is right for you and that is to give it a try. Like most things in life, if you arrive at your counselling session with an open mind and feeling ready to truly work at it, you’ll see excellent results.
Wondering how to choose a counsellor? When you get started with therapy, this is an important step. Here are a few questions to consider asking:
What is your educational background?
To make the process of choosing a counsellor easy, we provide a directory of all of our counsellors at A Kind Place. You can read about each of their credentials and background as well as hear a few words from them and see their photos.
Of course, finding the right counsellor isn’t just about finding a qualified person with an appropriate specialisation. To find a good match, it is important to have a connection with your counsellor. That is why we offer free 15-minute consultations with all of our counsellors. This will give you a chance to chat and get to know each counsellor’s personality. If you feel like it’s not the right fit, no problem. You can keep exploring your options with different counsellors until you decide on the best option for you.
Here at A Kind Place, we believe that pricing should be entirely transparent. That’s why we show all of our costs upfront. As you look through our directory of counsellors in Singapore, you will see their exact rates so that you know what to expect.
Just as much as cost, we know that convenience is also fundamental. That is why we offer both online and in-person therapy sessions. You can choose the best option for you based on your schedule and what you feel the most comfortable with.
With our counsellors in training, we offer the following rate:
With our counsellors: we offer the following rate:
With our counsellors in training, you can expect the following rate:
With our counsellors: you can expect the following rate: