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Therapy can benefit anyone who feels that the situation they are in is overwhelming, if their concerns are impacting their daily functioning, and if they are motivated to change old patterns and learn new, more adaptive strategies to overcome their challenges.
Therapy can also be beneficial if you are seeking improvement in managing relationships, your emotions, and overall life satisfaction.
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who can prescribe medication and manage mental illnesses through a physiological lens – For example, by addressing chemical imbalances in the brain. They can also utilise therapy and rehabilitation in their treatment plan of serious mental illnesses.
Psychologists could have a Master's or Doctorate level degree in psychology but they may not be equipped to administer medication. Instead, they mainly employ psychological testing and talk therapy to treat their clients. Read our post on Instagram to find out more.
Psychology Blossom is not a psychiatric service and therefore does not carry nor prescribe medication, but we do have partnerships with psychiatry clinics should our clients require a referral.
We understand the nervousness that may accompany the decision to start therapy. It is not an easy decision to make, and we would like to acknowledge your bravery in taking the first steps towards taking charge of your mental and emotional health.
- First, identify what you would like to gain from therapy.
- Next, choose a therapist who is equipped with the skills to help you, by checking whether they enlist the challenge that you would like to work on.
- Afterwards, you can proceed to book an appointment with your selected therapist here.
If in doubt, call us at +65 8800 0554 or email us at [email protected] and our friendly team will help you get matched to a therapist whose skills set covers your needs best.
The first session essentially allows you and the therapist to get to know each other. You will share your challenges while your therapist asks questions to gain a broad understanding of the context and the history of your challenges. This session usually takes 80 minutes, and sometimes it may take multiple sessions when there are multiple challenges and therapy goals. During the early stages of your therapeutic journey, you and your therapist will collaboratively establish the goals for therapy.
As collaboration and respect are our key brand values, your therapist will consider your feedback on the treatment plan as it goes along, and perhaps even readjust your therapy goals in the event that you see a need to grow in a different direction.
The first ~20 minutes is usually for updates from the client, homework discussion, and setting the agenda for the day (the client and the therapist do this collaboratively).
The next ~20 minutes is the actual work, which can consist of experiential exercises, psycho-education, problem solving, or other psychotherapy methods that have been shown effective through research, to address your targeted goal.
The last ~10 minutes is for processing and consolidating what was gained and experienced, and for wrapping up the session, including scheduling the next appointment.
The best outcomes occur when clients are fully engaged in their own treatment plans. We encourage you to firstly, be committed to this journey towards better mental and emotional health. Share your concerns and challenges openly.
It is important that you commit to the number of sessions that are suggested by your therapist. To get the most out of therapy, it is also important to engage in post-session “homework." As part of your treatment, your therapist may provide you with additional reading that can be beneficial to you. Most clients like to take notes on the key learning points, so that they may subsequently reflect on what was discussed during therapy, as a recap and motivator of what was learned. Lastly, we encourage you to practice the new strategies in order to effect positive change. It is beneficial to share with your therapist whether the therapy plan is working for you. Our aim is for you to eventually take control of your journey and navigate life’s challenges smoothly.
Your therapist will share an estimation with you during the feedback session. Many find that they can address their main goal within 6 to 12 sessions, however there are particular presentations that require longer treatment.
Absolutely. Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. In order to fully benefit from therapy, we encourage you to share openly and freely, and we would like to reassure you that therapy with us provides you with a safe confidential space. Only in extreme situations (such as a matter of life and death to oneself or others, or upon a court order), would confidential information have to be disclosed.
Psychology Blossom is proudly LGBTQIA+ affirming. We warmly welcome clients from all walks of life.
Only registered assistance dogs and guide dogs are permitted to the clinic.
Our fees vary depending on the type of session as a function of selected therapist and the preferred therapy hours. Visit our therapists' profiles here for details on their respective services and rates.
Payment can be made via QR payment (e.g. PayNow or PayLah), cash, or credit card. Payment for sessions between 9am to 6pm can be made at the counter after (or remotely if your session is online) while payment for sessions that go past our admin hours must be made before the start of the session.
Please also note that credit card payments incur an additional 3.4% service fee charge which we do not profit from.
To cancel your appointment without incurring penalty costs, please allow a minimum of exactly 48 hours. You can call or WhatsApp us at +65 8800 0554 to do so. Our policy is that cancellations that are done with less than a 48-hour notice incur a 100% fee unless unique circumstances warrant special arrangements.
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