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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties.

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Psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and care.

 

Psychotherapy helps people with a mental disorder to:

  • Understand the behaviors, emotions, and ideas that contribute to their illness and learn how to modify them

  • Understand and identify the life problems or events -- like a major illness, a death in the family, a loss of a job, or a divorce -- that contribute to their illness and help them understand which aspects of those problems they may be able to solve or improve

  • Regain a sense of control and pleasure in life

  • Learn healthy coping techniques and problem-solving skills

Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing.

 

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Psychotherapy or talk therapy is a general term that is used to describe the process of treating psychological disorders and mental distress using verbal and psychological techniques. During this process, a trained psychotherapist helps the client tackle specific or general problems such as a particular mental illness or a source of life stress. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing.

Psychotherapy is similar to counselling, and the two can overlap. However, the former tends to look more deeply, addressing the underlying causes of a person’s problems as well as how to solve them.

To see positive results, a person will usually need to understand the need for change and be willing to follow the treatment plan as the specialist advises. They will also need to find a suitable therapist they can trust.

Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, medical illness, or loss, like the death of a loved one; and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety.

There are several different types of psychotherapy, and some types may work better with certain problems or issues. Psychotherapy may be used in combination with medication or other therapies.

 

Types of Psychotherapy

Depending on the approach used by the therapist, a wide range of techniques and strategies can be used. Almost all types of psychotherapy involve developing a therapeutic relationship, communicating and creating a dialogue, and working to overcome problematic thoughts or behaviours.

The choice of therapy type depends on the patient’s particular illness and circumstances and his or her preference. Therapists may combine elements from different approaches to best meet the needs of the person receiving treatment.

Some of the more popular approaches are:

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) 

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) 

Dialectical behavior therapy

Psychodynamic therapy 

Psychoanalysis 

Supportive therapy 

 

Additional therapies sometimes used in combination with psychotherapy include:

Animal-assisted therapy – working with dogs, horses or other animals to bring comfort, help with communication and help cope with trauma

Creative arts therapy – use of art, dance, drama, music and poetry therapies

Play therapy – to help children identify and talk about their emotions and feelings
 

Therapy Sessions

Therapy may be conducted in an individual, family, couple, or group setting, and can help both children and adults. Sessions are typically held once a week for about 30 to 50. Both patient and therapist need to be actively involved in psychotherapy. The trust and relationship between a person and his/her therapist is essential to working together effectively and benefiting from psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy can be short-term (a few sessions), dealing with immediate issues, or long-term (months or years), dealing with longstanding and complex issues. The goals of treatment and arrangements for how often and how long to meet are planned jointly by the patient and therapist.

Confidentiality is a basic requirement of psychotherapy. Also, although patients share personal feelings and thoughts, intimate physical contact with a therapist is never appropriate, acceptable, or useful.

 

Psychotherapy and Adjunct Treatment

Psychotherapy is often used in combination with medication to treat mental health conditions. In some circumstances medication may be clearly useful and in others psychotherapy may be the best option. For many people combined medication and psychotherapy treatment is better than either alone. Healthy lifestyle improvements, such as good nutrition, regular exercise and adequate sleep, can be important in supporting recovery and overall wellness.

 

How to Get the Most Out of Psychotherapy

The efficacy of therapy can vary depending on a wide range of factors. The nature and severity of your problem will play a role, but there are also things you can do to get the most out of your sessions, including:

 

Being honest with your therapist: Don't try to hide problems or feelings. Your goal is to show up as your true self without trying to hide aspects of your personality that you might be afraid to reveal.

Feeling your feelings: Don't try to hide negative or distressing emotions such as grief, anger, fear, or jealousy. Talking about these feelings within the context of therapy can help you understand them better.

Being open to the process: Work on forming an open and genuine therapeutic alliance with your therapist. Some research suggests that therapy is most effective when you feel a connection with the mental health professional treating you.1

Attending your sessions: Life gets busy but try to stick to your treatment plan and scheduled appointments as best you can. 

Doing the work: If your therapist assigns homework to work on outside of your sessions, make an effort to finish it before the next session.

Does Psychotherapy Work?

Research shows that most people who receive psychotherapy experience symptom relief and are better able to function in their lives. About 75 percent of people who enter psychotherapy show some benefit from it. Psychotherapy has been shown to improve emotions and behaviors and to be linked with positive changes in the brain and body. The benefits also include fewer sick days.

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  • How many sessions do I need?
    We usually tell our patients that they would notice improvement after the first session and usually for common issues, no more than 3 to 6 sessions are needed to resolved the presenting issues.
  • Do you conduct family therapy?
    Yes. Besides individual and couple sessions, we also do family and group sessions. When people find it hard to talk openly and honestly with one another without fear, it is time for therapy. Our therapist-mediator can help people discuss difficult topics. Mediation counselling helps reopen proper communication channels between members of the group.
  • How much does the session cost?
    We are transparent about our charges. Our charges do not contain any hidden charges. Our standard fees are fixed and published. You can find out more about our fee structure here: my360wellnesshub.com/services. Because we provide faster results, in fewer sessions, our lifetime cost are often lower than our competitors.
  • Do have therapist that speaks Mandarin? Malay? Tamil?
    Our therapists are comfortable with multi-culturalism, differences in religion, and sexual orientation. Currently we have therapists that speaks English, Mandarin plus other localised Chinese dialects, and Malay. Please call our hotline to find out more.
  • Do you accept credit card payment?
    Yes we accept most major credit and debit cards. For online session, payment can be made via Paypal.
  • What do I have to prepare before the session?
    You may need to answer some questions to give us an idea of your presenting issue, and when you come in for your session, do remove all jewellery and wear something loose and comfortable.
  • Do you have a stay-in SUD and executive stress rehab?
    We only conduct office-based rehab for addiction and executive stress in Malaysia. However, we are affiliated to a stay-in rehab in Thailand and can arrange for the patient to be admitted.
  • Are the sessions private and confidential?
    Yes. All sessions are private and confidential. However, the client can request for someone to sit in on the sessions. The therapist and 360 Wellness Hub will not provide any information about the client or the sessions without a written consent from the client.
  • How long are each session?
    Sessions ranges between 60 to 120 minutes. Usually sessions do not exceed more than 2 hours.
  • Are charges by the session or by the hour?
    our therapists charge by the hour but for some programs the charges are by session.
  • Do I have to see the therapist weekly? What is the period between sessions?
    It depends on the therapist and the issues involved, but usually the sessions are held every 2 weeks and as the recovery progress, every 3-4 weeks and once we move into maintainance, 2-4 times a year.
  • What therapeutic programs do you have?
    We have programs for some specialized issues such as: 1-session program for quit smoking, 10 sessions neurostimulation program for memory improvement, 3 sessions grief and loss sessions, 10 sessions CBT therapy for addiction and others specialist programs such as diabetes reversal. Talk to our therapist about our programs.
  • How much does a psychologist cost per hour in Malaysia?
    Psychologists like counsellors typically charge by the hour and the hourly rates usually range between 350-850 per hour.
  • How can I get psychological help in Malaysia?
    You can google or contact 360 Wellness Hub +60327792700.
  • What exactly does a psychotherapist do?
    Psychotherapists provide psychological assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
  • How much does a mental health diagnosis cost in Malaysia?
    Mental health diagnosis takes times and few sessions with the therapist. Fee can range between RM850-3500.
  • How much does a mental health diagnosis cost in Malaysia?
    Mental health diagnosis takes times and few sessions with the therapist. Fee can range between 850-3500
  • Do you offer online counselling Malaysia?
    Yes. While face to face therapy consultation is most effective, online counselling does have its merits as well. We can also do marriage counselling online if a physical consultation is difficult to do.
  • Is it better to see a counselor or therapist?
    For general health and wellness issues it is best to consult a counsellor. Also, if you are concern about your privacy and confidentiality, it is best to talk to a counsellor since privacy and confidentiality is the cornerstone of all counselling sessions. The difference between counsellors and therapist must also be taken into account. Minimum requirements for counsellors is a masters degree in counselling. There are no stringent academic requirements for therapists.
  • Is therapy covered by insurance?
    Certain insurer do cover a certain number of counselling sessions. It's best to call your insurance provider and ask them if your policy covers it.
  • What is the difference between a Counsellor and a therapist?
    A therapist is a general term to address anyone who provides counselling, psychotherapy or other forms of therapy. A counsellor is someone who has completed a masters in counselling degree.
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    Hypnotherapy is the only modality that targets the subconscious and unconscious mind and so for some chronic issues and gut-based issues like irritable bowel syndrome, hypnotherapy is considered the best treatment option.
  • Is there a difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?
    When hypnosis is used for therapy, it is known as hypnotherapy.
  • Does insurance cover hypnosis?
    Depends on the insurer, please ask your insurer.
  • How much is hypnosis per hour?
    Hypnotherapy fees ranges from RM150 to 3500 per session.

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