PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELLING SERVICES IN HONG KONG
“The Only Person Who is educated
is the one who has learned how to
learn and change.”
– Carl Rogers
What is counseling?
Counselling is a specialty and practice within psychology that maintains a focus on facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning across the patient’s life span. The specialist maintains a close relationship with the patient to work on several areas in their lives that need improvement. They pay particular attention to the emotional, social, vocational, educational, developmental, and health-related aspects of their client.
Counselling psychologists help people achieve an overall sense of well-being by targeting the areas in which they’re having issues or areas they are interested in improving. Most of these areas are physical, emotional, and mental health issues. They provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of more severe psychological symptoms.
Benefits of seeking out counseling services for men & women:
- Cathartic experience
- Confront feelings
- Improved quality of life
- Clarity of behavioral contribution to the well-being
- Reduction in substance abuse
- Feel company in your problems
- Cope with everyday struggles
- Decreased depressive symptoms
- Decreased anxiety symptoms
- Improved physical and mental well-being
- Increased self-awareness
- Increased interpersonal relationships
- Improved communication and social skills
- Reduction in pharmaceutical interventions.
Are there any risks involved with counselling?
There are no potential high risks involved in taking psychotherapy, however, the ride is not completely smooth for everyone. Some people may feel worse as therapy progresses. In some cases, it may even trigger some people to have thoughts about hurting themselves or end their lives. When this happens, your therapist will know exactly what to do to help you overcome such feelings. They’ll teach you how to cope with these feelings safely and show you techniques for the future in case those feelings ever return and you’re no longer in therapy. It’s very important to be completely honest and transparent with your therapist, they’re there to help you with your struggles.