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What is Psychotherapy?

  1. After suffering from a mood disorder, who to look for? What is the difference between the services of a clinical psychologist and a psychiatrist? Which is a "psychiatrist"?
    There is no such term as "psychiatrist" academically, and everyone's impression may be from the "psychiatrist" in the TV series. In fact, they refer to clinical psychologists, not doctors, but masters or PhDs in psychology. They mainly provide psychological treatment, so they cannot prescribe drugs; they need to be referred to a family doctor or psychiatrist to obtain the drugs. Generally, they have certain knowledge and experience in the treatment of different types of diseases and patients, but some specialize in certain diseases or treatment methods.
     

  2. Will you provide me with medicine?
    Psychiatry is a branch of medicine, and all psychiatrists are medical graduates. Their cognition of mood disorders is based on physiological mechanisms, such as genetics, brain transmission materials, and the effects of physiological diseases. Therefore, their treatment is generally based on drugs, supplemented by psychotherapy. "Emotional illness" and "mental illness" are not the same. People with emotional illness are mainly emotional disorders, while mental illness is mainly out of touch with the facts-hallucinations and delusions-mental disorders, but both belong to psychiatry The doctor diagnoses and treats. The center only provides psychological treatment or counseling services, but also evaluates the emotional and mental status of the recipients. If the situation requires, we will discuss and recommend the use of medication at the same time with the recipients, and can recommend suitable family or psychiatrists. To speed up the recovery of recipients.
     

  3. Who is a psychologist?
    Psychology is a social science that focuses on the psychological processes of human personality, emotions, thoughts, behavior, intelligence, or growth. The difference between the training of psychologists and therapists in other disciplines is the application of theory and research results. The combination of theory and practice advocates to constantly update and discover people's psychological processes through research. Clinical psychology is the application of the principles of clinical psychology to evaluate and diagnose individual personality, behavior, and intelligence. And based on the theory and foundation of psychology, it helps the client to solve various emotional, thought, and behavioral difficulties, such as excessive worry, fear, depression, and difficulties in getting along with others. Clinical psychology has more in-depth research on psychopathology, so it can evaluate and treat cases that are more mentally or emotionally serious.
     

  4. What is the difference with the counselor? What is clinical psychotherapy service?
    Psychologists include: clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, business and organizational psychologists, and counseling psychologists. Clinical psychologists will assess the client’s situation and problems from many aspects. Clinical psychologists can conduct various professional psychological assessments and use systematic diagnostic methods to give consultations. The information obtained will be combined with relevant psychological theories and treatment models to formulate an appropriate psychological treatment plan based on the personality, needs and nature of the problem. In the process of psychotherapy, they use psychology and psychopathology theories and empirical psychotherapy techniques to help recipients deal with emotional, behavioral and interpersonal problems and enhance their adaptability.
     

  5. After meeting with a clinical psychologist, will other people think that I have a mental problem?
    Every one of us will need help from other people sometimes in our life, for example: sometimes when we are unwell, we need to see a doctor; sometimes because of financial difficulties, we need assistance from a friend or bank; sometimes we will find a professional for beauty and slimming. Trained beauty nutritionist; sometimes lack of knowledge in certain aspects, need to apply for courses or receive training. Therefore, it is natural to encounter emotional distress at a certain stage of life, and it is also a wise choice to receive psychotherapy to solve the problem. In fact, receiving psychotherapy is not necessarily a mental problem. Everyone will experience emotional distress. Depression is very common in Hong Kong and the world. And treatment does not necessarily require treatment. For a person who does not have a mood disorder, psychotherapy can also increase the personal mental health index, and understand the reasons behind certain behaviors or reactions, so as to change and enhance their EQ and adversity ability. Being able to actively face psychological distress and difficulties in life, and looking for professional help, is a brave performance, not everyone can do it.
     

  6. What exactly is psychotherapy?
    Psychotherapy is a treatment method based on psychological theory. The goals of treatment include helping the client increase their understanding of themselves, change their views, emotions, and behavioral responses to things, improve personal adaptability, and eliminate psychological distress. There are many methods of psychotherapy, such as personal therapy, family therapy, group therapy, play therapy, cognitive therapy, behavior therapy, and psychoanalytic therapy.
     

  7. Those people need to receive clinical psychological services?
    People who have been suffering from anxiety, fear, depression, anger, or sadness for a long time. People who encounter growth or adjustment difficulties, including problems such as interpersonal tension, emotional frustration, marriage adjustment, family troubles, academic and work pressure, illness or death of relatives. A friend who has been under long-term pressure at work and frustrated in complex interpersonal relationships, resulting in loss of confidence and ability to work. Children or schoolchildren’s emotional, learning, and behavioral problems; parental discipline, husband and wife relationships, and in-laws getting along with other problems. People with long-term psychiatric diseases, such as mental disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, autism, etc. Through psychological assessment and treatment, it helps the client to relieve the psychological barriers caused by the disease and enhance the individual's ability to be independent. People with long-term physical diseases, such as pain and stroke patients, need psychological adjustment and support. If you need a psychological assessment report for statutory purposes such as courts, governments, institutions or schools, only clinical psychologists or psychiatrists can provide the report.
     

  8. What is counseling service?
    Many counselors in Hong Kong have transitioned from experienced social workers. "Psychological counselors" or "psychotherapists" refer to those who have received professional training with a master's degree in counseling or family therapy, focusing on the theories and techniques of counseling, but excluding mental illness Training in science and assessment. Counselors mainly help recipients to reduce emotional distress, improve interpersonal/family relationships and interaction patterns, and promote personal growth.
     

  9. What is psychotherapy or counseling?
    Psychotherapy is a process of psychological recovery. In the process, the counselor or therapist establishes a companionship relationship with the recipient. Through in-depth understanding and resonance, the recipient can see himself and his surroundings clearly from another angle. The situation, the inner feelings and the understood parts can be accepted, seen, understood, understood, so that you can express yourself, know the way forward and find more choices and outlets. Psychotherapy is more often aimed at the treatment of diagnosable mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and adjustment disorders. Counseling is often oriented towards life challenges, emotions or personal well-being, to improve insight into life, and to learn how to effectively overcome problems and challenges, and to be oriented towards personal growth.
     

  10. How to find a counselor who suits me?
    Based on the different training backgrounds of each counselor, first of all, you need to have a preliminary understanding of their training background in order to choose a suitable counseling method. You can refer to the counselor profile on our website to select the counselor that suits you. All of our counselors have a master’s degree or above and professional training. If you are still not sure, you can leave your contact method/call us, we We will recommend counselors with relevant experience after understanding your situation. We have a number of psychologists and counselors, each with expertise in different types of cases. When receiving cases, we will follow the nature and needs of the case. , Suggest the most suitable counselor to follow up. Whether the counselor and the recipient are compatible is very important. Therefore, sometimes if you feel that you do not cooperate with a counselor, you need to express your concern and even switch to another counselor as soon as possible. Not every counselor is suitable for you.
     

  11. How long does it take to receive counseling or psychotherapy?
    Each session in this center is 60 minutes, usually every Monday session. The duration of counseling or treatment depends on the situation of the recipient. The progress is affected by many factors, including the complexity and severity of the problem, and the recipient’s factors (for example: growth background, physical and mental condition, motivation to change , Problem-solving ability, support network and other stressors at the moment, etc.) and counseling or treatment goals, etc. After 8-10 times of counseling, the general recipients have been able to improve, and can understand and deal with their own problems in depth. The average child will experience obvious improvement after 6-8 game coaching sessions. In addition, during the course of treatment, the counselor or clinical psychologist will regularly review the progress, and the recipient can also express their needs, so that the treatment course can better meet the needs of the recipient.
     

  12. How many times do I need to see / how long do I get well?
    The general counseling or psychotherapy schedule depends on the recipient’s current emotional distress, the severity and persistence of the problem, the trauma experienced in the past, the current support structure, and the goals that need to be changed.
     

  13. How to define if you need counseling or psychotherapy?
    Most products have manuals that teach us how to use and maintain products. Although emotions greatly affect our daily behavior, thoughts, and interpersonal relationships, and have a wide range of influence, no one teaches us how to deal with emotions, regardless of school Or family, there is no such teaching, so everyone needs more emotional support to make life and interpersonal relationships better.

    In fact, everyone can get to know themselves through counseling, improve their emotions, let themselves grow, and let the people around them grow. In fact, counseling is to make people more aware of themselves, to see more of the places they don’t know themselves, and to reduce blind spots; many people think that they have no major problems or encounter obvious difficulties, so they don’t need counseling! The counseling process also allows people to explore the resources and abilities they have, and find suitable methods to use them to help them overcome the difficulties they face.

    If you have difficulties with work, studies, relationships or family life, or have problems with love or sex, perhaps you are dealing with unexpected changes in your life such as divorce, illness or job changes, it is time to seek help. If you are troubled by your identity, choices in life, "middle-age crisis", emotional distress (such as anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder or traumatic sequelae), or addiction or addiction, please stop neglecting the problem, as soon as possible Contact a professional counselor or psychologist for a preliminary assessment, and find and solve the problem as soon as possible.

     

  14. Do I need counseling?
    Many people don't know that counselors can help them solve their inner troubles and pains, or don't know where to find appropriate help. They think that by changing some life styles and recuperating at home for a period of time, the situation will automatically get better, but mental and emotional distress will not disappear slowly. Others have a lack of understanding of the work of counsellors, thinking that it is impossible to solve the problem by just chatting with someone at random. Therefore, they have always escaped by delaying, enduring or indulging themselves. Psychotherapy is the use of psychological knowledge, and provides professional advice and analysis on the causes and solutions of mental and emotional distress problems. It will also cooperate with different professional teams to formulate appropriate treatment methods for the recipients. Let recipients get more comprehensive assistance instead of just telling the problem.

    According to the survey of the World Health Group: In 2017, depression has become the number one disease in the world, and it is a disease that affects personal health and disability. More than 3 million people worldwide suffer from depression, and 800,000 people commit suicide every year. It can be seen that emotional disorders have a serious impact on people and cannot be ignored. The elderly, women and those with young children are all higher-risk groups. In fact, depression is not terrible. Once people in need get proper treatment and help, they can improve their problems and go into life as usual.

    If you are currently facing some troubles, such as relationship, family, marriage, parent-child, work, interpersonal relationship or addiction, etc., these troubles seriously affect your emotions and normal life, and even work or interpersonal relationships, you can try to arrange a meeting Make a preliminary assessment, understand the cause and severity of the problem as early as possible, and then decide whether to continue to receive treatment. Emotional problems need to be dealt with early, seek counseling, do not delay the problem, and wait until the situation is serious before seeking help. If the emotional situation has affected the normal life and work of the individual, the problem will become difficult to deal with.

     

  15. I don’t know if I should seek counseling, a clinical psychologist, or a psychiatrist?
    If your current troubles and problems are not very serious, you can use counseling to get to know yourself, improve your emotions, let yourself grow, learn to deal with interpersonal or family relationships, and explore the resources and abilities you have.

    If your current troubles and problems are serious and affect your work, body, or daily routine, you may need to use the services of a clinical psychologist to help you solve the troubles as soon as possible and restore your physical, mental, and mental health as soon as possible.

    The first interview includes understanding the recipient’s problem and background, initially assessing the recipient’s emotional and mental status, analyzing the crux behind the problem, and initially intervening and suggesting the recipient’s treatment direction and process, such as the recipient’s mood And the mental condition has seriously affected their lives, and the recipient will be advised to receive a psychiatrist for further follow-up.

    The psychiatrist is mainly responsible for professional assessment and drug treatment, which does not involve too much or in-depth psychological treatment, and will also suggest psychological counseling follow-up according to the needs of the recipient.

    If you need a professional evaluation, a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist can write a psychological report or evaluation. Schools or institutions can refer to the content of the assessment report and provide appropriate support or services to the assessed.

     

  16. Is the content of the tutoring confidential?
    Absolutely confidential. Unless the recipient's consent is obtained, the counselor will not disclose the recipient's information and the content of the conversation between the two parties to other people. However, if the recipient indicates that he will harm himself or others, or the recipient indicates that he will commit a criminal offence, the counselor does not need to obtain the consent of the recipient. The counselor will need to disclose some relevant information for seeking appropriate help.

    The treatment rules, all personal identities of the recipients and the content of the treatment interviews are private and need to be kept confidential. Therefore, without the recipient’s written or oral consent, all information shall not be leaked unless the content involves child abuse and harm To the safety of recipients or others. If the recipient is still young, the release of any information requires the consent of the parent or guardian. Even if the recipient’s family calls to inquire about the recipient’s information, the therapist cannot release any information without the recipient’s consent. Some counselors or therapists during the training period may wish to record or video the entire interview as a support material for the supervision, but they still need to obtain the consent of the recipient. If the recipient feels uneasy about the recording or video recording, it will affect the recipient’s openness and affect the treatment effect, which is not appropriate.

     

  17. What methods will the counselor or psychotherapist use to help me?
    Psychotherapy of different factions has different theories and intervention focuses, and each has its own advantages. We use the latest psychological evidence-based treatment techniques. You can first understand the various treatment and counseling methods, the main problems and interview arrangements, etc., to find a more suitable treatment and counseling model for your needs. The following are just the treatment methods used by our counselors in many psychological treatments:

    1. Emotionally Focused Therapy
        Psychotherapy technology developed by two Ph.Ds Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg, which is
        suitable for improving partners and Parent-child relationship. And has accumulated more than 20
        years of practical research to prove its effectiveness, combined with the empirical school, and
       "Adult Dependent Theory" explains various problems in a partnership.

    2. Life Consciousness (Focusing)
        Founded by Dr. Eugene T. Gendlin, it is a journey of experience, a technique that connects body
        and mind, which can be used to clarify thoughts and emotions healing. Make full use of the

        body’s natural wisdom methods, believe in the subconscious mind in the body, and through the
        bodily source, to be aware of the body-oriented induction. This induction allows us to know who
        we are and when we need to know our direction should be like this What, this kind of knowing
        can be felt in the body. This is called "felt sense", which is the core point of life consciousness.

    3. Somatic Experiencing
        It is the method that Xuanxian prevails in the world. It is a method of wound healing and a way of
       "body-awareness." This technique is a new method of Dr. Peter Levin's 40 years of observation,
        research and practice. He discovered that humans are born with A body-like hallucination person 
        born on the basis of the influence brought about by self-salvation. Experiential therapy can
        rebuild self-adjustment ability, allowing people who have been injured to try to feel vitality,
        integrity and freedom.

     

  18. Questions with a partner, can both parties agree to seek help?
    For problems with your partner, ideally, both parties are willing to face up to the problem and agree to receive treatment together. If either party asks for help, the psychologist is also willing to meet. Even if the person concerned believes that all problems are caused by the other party, and can talk to the psychotherapist in confidentiality, on the one hand to relieve the pressure of the bad relationship, on the other hand, it is possible to understand the changes that they can make in the relationship. helpful. Sometimes a new point of view, problem-solving method, and a different mode of communication may be a turning point and improve the relationship between the two parties.
     

  19. Is medication effective for depression?
    Drug therapy is quite effective for some people's depression symptoms, especially those suffering from severe depression and suicidal tendencies. Drug treatment is mainly to balance the absorption of brain transmitters. If the source of the disease is from external troubles, psychological treatment will be more effective. Studies have shown that drugs plus psychotherapy are the most effective way to treat depression.
     

  20. How can I encourage my relatives and friends to receive services?
    You can try to explain to your spouse that family or marriage is a relationship problem. Of course, you need to "together" to solve it. Talking with one person alone will not help. "Together" allows the counselor to understand the overall problem from each family member. If in the end the spouse is unwilling to participate in counseling, and there is no need to be discouraged. We believe that "who wants to be counseled will start to change." People are interactive. We can accept counseling by ourselves, learn more about getting along with skills, and take the initiative to make changes. , Because the family is a system, as long as one of them changes, the other must also change.
     

  21. I think it’s my spouse’s problem, not mine, but if I ask him/her to go to the counseling, he/she always refuses to go to the counseling. Instead, he/she says that the problem is me. What should I do?
    In Hong Kong, general counselling agencies will only charge fees on a [section by section] basis, because it is impossible and unrealistic to expect how many appointments will be required before the case has been made; in addition, we also respect that the recipient can terminate the counselling at any time. This is the basic counseling spirit, which allows the recipient to have the ability to be autonomous. The center will never pre-charge the counseling fee for the recipients. The counseling fee is calculated per time. The center hopes that each recipient can meet our counselors and clinical psychologists with peace of mind according to their needs. If it is an online appointment, you may need to pay in advance before the meeting.
     

  22. Do you charge tutoring fees in advance?
    In Hong Kong, general counselling agencies will only charge fees on a [section by section] basis, because it is impossible and unrealistic to expect how many appointments will be required before the case has been made; in addition, we also respect that the recipient can terminate the counselling at any time. This is the basic counseling spirit, which allows the recipient to have the ability to be autonomous. The center will never pre-charge the counseling fee for the recipients. The counseling fee is calculated per time. The center hopes that each recipient can meet our counselors and clinical psychologists with peace of mind according to their needs. If it is an online appointment, you may need to pay in advance before the meeting.
     

  23. Will you use hypnosis for psychotherapy for me?
    According to the guidelines of the authoritative American Psychological Association, hypnosis itself is not a kind of psychotherapy, nor is it a kind of treatment; hypnosis is just one of the methods to assist other treatments, and hypnosis responds very differently to each individual and needs to be used carefully.

    "Hypnosis is not a type of psychotherapy. It also is not a treatment in and of itself; rather, it is a procedure than can be used to facilitate other types of therapies and treatments. People differ in the degree to which they respond to hypnosis."
     
    Source: American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org/research/action/hypnosis.aspx

    In this center, mainstream psychological counseling theories such as cognitive behavior therapy, focussing, emotional orientation therapy, physical experience trauma therapy, family therapy or psychodynamic analysis therapy will be used to assist recipients in understanding and dealing with problems; we have some counseling The instructor also has the qualification of hypnotist. Under special circumstances, the counselor will only assist the recipient in hypnosis after careful discussion with the recipient.
     

  24. What format is used for counseling?
    Counseling is mainly in the form of interviews, and interview arrangements can be individuals, couples, families, or groups. The parties can make arrangements before the interview, and the counsellors can provide appropriate advice based on individual circumstances. Due to the epidemic or individual reasons, it can also be carried out online. It is a professional service just like general interview counseling. Finding a counselor does not mean that the recipient has mental problems or is facing some serious problems. Counseling is like chatting with friends, but there will be professional help, such as expressing and understanding inner emotions, reducing stress, and recognizing potential inner conflicts. , Know your own thinking mode, understand yourself, find the direction to solve problems, set new life goals and action plans, explore the life you expect, re-establish self-image and interpersonal relationships, etc.
     

  25. How to prepare for the first interview?
    First review the problems that trouble you in detail, summarize the main points, and record them with pen and paper or electronically. This includes: the cause of the troubled problem, subjective feelings and degree of trouble, what have you ever done to try to solve the problem? What is the effect? ​​The reason why it is difficult to solve the problem? How do you want the problem to be solved? How do you expect professionals to help yourself?

    In the first interview, the counselor will generally make a detailed assessment of your problem before making appropriate suggestions. Therefore, in the first interview, you will have more questions about things you have experienced in the past or the process of growing up, which may affect things you didn't want to talk about with others in the past. Therefore, it is necessary to be psychologically prepared to face unpleasant feelings that are difficult to deal with for a while. Some people feel that there is room for release because the backlog is too long, and some people are afraid that the uncomfortable feeling will reappear, and fear that they will still have to face the same feeling or situation in the future, which will affect the subsequent participation in counseling. This is before your interview Need some psychological preparation. The most important thing is to communicate frankly and try to tell the counselor about your worries and resistance, but of course you will be more reserved in the first interview. You have the right to decide how much you want to express.

     

  26. How to know if the physical symptoms are caused by health problems or emotional problems?
    If it is formed due to emotional reasons, it can be gradually eliminated consciously. If after seeing the doctor, the doctor thinks that these physical reactions are not physical problems, but just stress, it means emotional problems.
     

  27. How do I know if my emotions are at the critical point of dangerous collapse?
    The average person may not understand the level of emotional or mental distress, and has reached the limit of requiring professional assistance. In fact, the earlier they find out, the better the effect of improving personal problems. When you find that your emotions are different from your usual conditions, including: very tired, poor sleep, emotionally easily stimulated, loss of normal vitality or energy, thinking more negative than usual, feeling gray and meaningless in life, these symptoms They are telling your body that it has exceeded the standard and needs external support. As long as you have doubts about your situation, it is time to call the psychological service center. You can talk to the center’s counselors and clinical psychologists. For consultation, they generally provide stress test questionnaires, knowledge of emotional illnesses, etc., which can help individuals distinguish their degree of distress, so that they can find an appropriate way to receive help as soon as possible.
     

  28. Will counseling services become emotionally dependent?
    The process of counseling is to help the recipient understand the source of their emotional problems, and even try to make up for the lack of support, understanding, understanding, acceptance and recognition in their past growth. Therefore, the recipient hopes that the counselor can give the above lack. The heart is nourished so that the heart can gradually become stronger and the heart becomes independent. Therefore, it is normal to rely on the counselor for a period of time, and it may be a necessary process for treatment. Therefore, it is necessary to distinguish whether this emotional dependence is helpful Recipients grow up or obstacles. Recipients rely too much on it and need to be distinguished, rather than totally denying that emotional dependence is unhealthy!
     

  29. Will the coaching process get worse?
    There will be emotional ups and downs in the counseling process. Generally, people think that the calmer the emotions, the higher the IQ, and the more emotions, the emotional problems. In fact, this concept is incorrect. Because people have defensive mechanisms, they are easy to deceive themselves and those around them, suppress their emotions. They are calm on the surface and think their emotions are healthy, but in fact, the opposite is true. People who are depressed more and more peacefully are more dangerous, because if Once the emotion is stimulated, it will get out of control or even collapse, causing the person to be extremely panicked. This is because they have been in a state of self-deception for a long time. On the contrary, if people express their emotions frequently, although they feel that their emotions are not 10 points stable, they are in a relaxed state and will not collapse or lose control due to sudden external stimuli, just like a high pressure Like a bottle, if the air inside can be allowed to come out and dredge every day, it will not be easy to get to the edge of an explosion. Therefore, during the treatment period, because the depressed wounds are slowly opened, there must be some strong emotions. As long as time is given to slowly clear and understand, these wounds will heal. Even if they are stimulated again, they will not lose control or collapse. So in the course of treatment, emotions will not fluctuate, but after the actual treatment, the wound will heal, and there will be no more emotional fluctuations in the future.
     

  30. How old is the child to see counseling and treatment?
    Children who are about two to three years old can already participate in play therapy. In fact, children’s problems often originate from their parents. Therefore, while treating children, the most important thing is the participation and coordination of parents to help the whole family change.
     

  31. What are the stages of the treatment process?
    The treatment process will go through the following three stages:

    1) Assessment
        Learn more about the recipient’s situation and personal conditions through conversations, and
        analyze through preliminary information to help the recipient understand the cause of the
        problem and suggest treatment methods. Then work with the recipient to formulate the
        direction and goals of the counseling. If you feel that the recipient’s situation requires
        additional support, you will also be referred to other professional services, such as a psychiatrist
        or group therapy.

    2) Counseling
        Psychotherapy is a process of psychological recovery. In the process, the counselor or therapist
        establishes an independent relationship with the recipient. The counselor will focus on helping
        the recipient to find the deeper root cause of the problem, through in-depth understanding
        and sympathy. Helpers can look at themselves and their surroundings from another angle, and
        have a deep understanding of what they can be, seen, understood, and understood, and can
        even express themselves, clearer the way forward and find more choices and outlets. Therefore,
        this stage will be maintained for a period of time to allow the passers-by and the beneficiaries,
        and at the same time determine some short-term or long-term actions to improve the situation,
        and adjust the goals and directions when necessary.


    3) Evaluation
        When the recipient's condition is stable, the counselor will discuss with the recipient the time to
        end the counseling, and review the effectiveness of the counseling with the recipient to ensure
        that the recipient is in an ideal condition.
     

  32. How does the counseling help me? Is it the same as usual to find friends?
    Counselors have professional training. Not only are they empathetic, they can feel the inner state of the recipients, they can even sort out the unspeakable feelings and needs in their hearts, get deep resonance, and feel that someone really understands themselves. This These skills and abilities can only be provided by trained counseling or psychologists. Most of the average friends can empathize with the recipients through their own experience, but they may not be able to provide a way out, nor may they be able to resonate deeply blind spot.
     

  33. Can I do not need to see a psychiatrist or take medicine after seeing counseling?
    Counseling and psychiatric drugs can be used at the same time, especially when a person enters the critical point of dangerous breakdown in mood, the help of drugs is very important, because drugs can help a person to regulate sleep, emotional state and physical response in just a few days. Can continue to cope with different requirements in life. Medications only treat the symptoms but not the root cause, while psychological counseling/treatment is to solve the problem of the root of the soul. Therefore, when the person’s condition is relieved by the medication for a period of time, the medication may be gradually reduced. Even to stop, this must be arranged by a psychiatrist, and judged according to physical and mental conditions.
     

  34. Psychological counseling doesn’t mention the past, but works hard to face the future. It’s enough to look at life positively, right?
    Positive thinking has many benefits to people. Therefore, the school of positive psychology has produced positive optimism. Although positive optimism is an indicator of ideal life and health, true optimism is not the same as over-superficial optimism. True optimism comes from the bottom of the heart, but It is not caused by suppressing one's negative thoughts. To maintain positive thinking in real life, psychologist Sophie Lazarus of Ohio State University Medical Center concluded from his clinical experience: "The first emotion in our hearts is usually not the main cause of psychological problems. From this, the second reaction with self-examination is the key."; He believes: "People are often warned to "avoid negative emotions". Serious consequences.” Therefore, accepting your true emotions can make you look at life positively and optimistically every day.
     

  35. In case of non-appointment time, how does the counselor support the client when it is in a crisis?
    The general counselor will give a support method in case of emergency, and the WhatsApp of our center can also provide immediate help, for example: immediately ask the counselor to contact the client for an emergency appointment or phone/online appointment, if the counselor is due to special circumstances Failure to provide support, the center will appoint another counselor to have an appointment or interview in a hurry, so that the client can get immediate help. If the situation occurs in the middle of the night and the center or counselor fails to receive the client’s message immediately, please call immediately:
    Emalia Suicide Prevention Society 2389 2222 (24 hours)
    Life Hotline 2382-0000 (24 hours)
    Xie Qingshe 90881023 (24 hours)
    Life Hotline Youth (under 24 years old) hotline 2382 0777 (14:00-02:00)

     

  36. What should I do if I still feel uncomfortable or feel worse when I leave after the interview?
    If you feel worse or uncomfortable after the interview, you must contact the counselor or the center immediately so that we can follow up immediately. Ask the counselor to follow up your situation to help you understand what happened and how to deal with it. It may be an emergency appointment, and the client feels supportive and is not afraid to face his own bad emotions. It is also recommended that the recipients can apply for the emotional courses recommended by the center to learn self-help emotional skills to help themselves at any time.
     

  37. What method do you use to heal people?
    We adopt the latest psychological evidence-based treatment techniques, including: emotional orientation therapy, physical experience trauma therapy, and life consciousness. The treatment methods of our center are more avant-garde and high-efficiency, aiming to help the troubled person recover quickly and become who they are.
     

  38. Can you get healed soon by doing something? I have been suffering from emotional illness for many years, and I cannot return to work. Is there any hope? I really want to do it soon and make up for the lost days of the past!
    Emotional illness can return well. As long as we are willing to face the real problem behind the emotional illness, it may be some trauma that we didn’t want to face in the past or we don’t want to face the true side of ourselves. In fact, the cause of emotional illness is because we don’t want to accept it. The inner unpleasant emotions have produced the defense mechanism that suppresses or denies the inner emotions, which leads to disorders of the emotional system. If you only rely on drugs or exercises to soothe yourself, and do not solve the emotions that you really dare not face, you will be delayed. You can't return well, so as long as you are willing to face yourself and accept your emotions, your emotional illness will definitely get better and you can also have a chance to return.
     

  39. What should I do if I am dissatisfied with the counselor during the counseling process? Can I change people?
    It is absolutely possible to change people, because counselors have different orientations and practices. Counselors and recipients must be clamped. Therefore, if you feel that the counselors are dissatisfied or unable to get help, you can ask the staff of our center to change counseling Staff, we will understand and assist with China to help you get the best support.
     

  40. Forget the back of the Bible, why do you want to dig back to the past and the original family? I don't want to face the shock and pain of the past, you can look forward to it!
    It’s good to look forward, but many problems or difficulties in life lead to daily emotional ups and downs, which can’t be controlled, and it’s hard work. Some people wonder why they are so sensitive and have great reactions to trivial things, and they don’t mind other people. This problem is because they have been injured in the past and have not been dealt with. When a similar situation reappears, I will have more emotions than others, because not just once, but many times from the past to the present, so the emotions are cumulative and become intolerable, and the emotions will be more agitated than other people.

  41. If I continue to ignore my emotions, what will happen after falling to the critical point of dangerous collapse?
    When the emotions fall into the critical point of collapse, basically the whole person is like being absent-minded, a bit like a robot, numb, feeling numb, unable to take care of daily activities, unable to get up, feeling meaningless in life, or even thinking about it. Contact people or do activities that you usually like. If you find that you already have the above symptoms, it means that you have entered the critical point, so you need to seek help as soon as possible. Don't let yourself continue to sink. If you reach the critical point, you may even have the ability to find help. Lost, don’t even want to live in this world again.
     

  42. When do you need counseling, and when do you frighten your friends?
    Counselors and friends are at different levels of help. Friends are mainly at a level of support and companionship, but counselors are at the level of treatment. They can point out blind spots, feel understood, accepted, affirmed, and challenged. The ideal is to have the help of a counselor and the support and company of friends at the same time. The two levels together become the force and motivation for change.
     

  43. How to understand whether the coaching process is progressing?
    The course of counseling is from shallow to deep, slowly entering, so it is not like medicine, it will get better and better after taking it. In the initial counseling process, because the feelings are understood and the condition of oneself is understood, therefore, there will be a way out and support, and generally will get better, but when you gradually deal with the deeper problems, it may trigger some hidden painful emotions. Once exposed, it may be worse than the initial condition, but it is only a transitional situation, and it is also a good opportunity for detoxification. This can be released by expressing and expressing!
     

  44. Is there a tutoring room for rent?
    There are counseling rooms for rent, not just the rental of venues, but also the entire service process, including: at the beginning of the meeting, the case will be received on behalf of the case, and the meeting room will be selected; after the meeting, the staff will collect the meeting fee for the meeting, if you need to make an appointment next time Meetings can also be reserved at the same time. There are also activity rooms for rent, which can be used for group therapy, teaching courses, meetings, small lectures, etc., suitable for different groups or private hires! Located in the core commercial area of ​​Causeway Bay, next to the MTR station, if you are interested in renting the venue of this center, welcome to contact us WhatsApp 9514-4925.
     

  45. If you have Autism / Asperger, how can you find help?
    First, you need to make an assessment professional assessment to see if there is really autism/Aristotle's syndrome. Autism is a congenital developmental disorder, with varying degrees of difficulty in social communication, language, and behavior (stubborn behavior and narrow interests). According to its severity and type of symptoms, it can be divided into autism, autism tendency and Asperger’s syndrome [Asperger’s Syndrome]. Basically, patients with autism and Aristotle's disease have varying degrees of language communication barriers, social development and interpersonal relationship barriers, and stereotyped interests and behavior patterns. The most important thing is to face this problem head-on. Many parents know that because their children are still young, they will naturally be resolved if they are older than two years. This is the lack of understanding, which causes the biggest problem in delaying children's getting correct treatment.

    How to treat "Autism / Asperger"
    More details: https://www.connexion.com.hk/autism-asperger-treatments

     

  46. What should I do if I have suicidal thoughts?
    The thought of suicide stems from the pain of life. Death is the easiest way to solve it. Therefore, when you want to have the thought of death, it means that you have no idea how to solve your problem, and the pain is still suffering you. , So you want to leave your world, so you have to find people to help yourself, because people always have their own blind spots, this world has no problems that can’t be solved, try to give yourself a chance, so that you can have a breathing space, many At that time, when one's emotions stabilize and someone supports oneself, the problem often has a new orientation and a chance to be solved easily. The following is a 24-hour telephone counseling hotline, which can help you get support and comfort when you are most helpless:

             Hong Kong Samaritan Suicide Prevention Association  :  2389 2222
                           Samaritans (Chinese and multiple languages)  :  2896 0000
                                                                                   Life Hotline   :  2382 0000
                                                                         Caritas Xiangqing   : 18288
                                                                                   Xie Qingshe  :  9088 1023
                                                                                      Limin Club  :  3512 2626
                               Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Zhi Ruo Yuan  :  18281

  47. Do you know that you have obsessive-compulsive disorder? Is it too rigorous or careful?
    Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a kind of anxiety disorder. About one in fifty people will suffer from OCD at some point in their lives. The incidence is equal for men and women. Many children have mild "compulsive" behaviors, such as placing their toys carefully or avoiding stepping on cracks in the sidewalk. These behaviors often disappear as they grow up. Adult obsessive-compulsive disorder often begins when they are young or in their early twenties, and men generally get onset earlier than women, but patients often seek help only after they have been sick for many years.

    The patient is troubled by obsessive thoughts and has repeated obsessive thoughts and/or behaviors in life. The scope of these compulsive thoughts and behaviors is very wide, ranging from constantly washing hands to constantly collecting unwanted things, and even some impulses about religion, sex, or violence, and so on. The patient knows that this is unnecessary, but he cannot get rid of these thoughts and behaviors. The time consumed may become longer and longer, causing emotional distress to the patient and his family, and even financial loss.

    There are three main parts of obsessive-compulsive disorder: obsessive thoughts, obsessive behaviors, and accompanying tension.

    Compulsive thoughts are thoughts that are repeated over and over again. Although the patient knows that these thoughts are superfluous and irrational, they cannot prevent them from appearing and feel very disgusted. Common compulsive thoughts include repetitive thinking, doubts and "rituals", such as endlessly arguing with yourself whether to do something, suspecting that your car has run over pedestrians or failing to lock doors and windows, or constantly determining whether something is following Absolutely correct procedures or placed in a balanced or correct position. Some patients will continue to have some entangled thoughts or images in their minds, such as unpleasant, shocking or profane words, short sentences or rhyming sentences; or worry about doing violent or pornographic behaviors that are completely inconsistent with your personality. Although the patient knows that these thoughts are unreasonable, they just feel that they cannot get rid of these thoughts. The clarity or authenticity of the initial obsessive thoughts may vary from person to person, but as the disease progresses, the patient may become more and more troubled by these thoughts, and may even be unable to cope with daily life and cause misunderstandings by others.

    Some people with obsessive-compulsive disorder may have compulsive behaviors. Some perform these "rituals" simply because they feel that they must do certain behaviors, while others perform compulsive behaviors because they hope to reduce the tension caused by forced thoughts or imagine that something unfortunate can be prevented from happening. Common compulsive behaviors include evasion, inspection, collection, fixed procedures (such as washing hands frequently, doing things very slowly and carefully), comforting (repeating requests from others to tell you that everything is appropriate), and "correcting" compulsive thoughts (such as By counting, repeating a particular word, touching something several times before leaving the room, to "neutralize" and eliminate thoughts or images that bother you or unpleasantly). It takes a lot of time to do this, so that it takes a long time for the patient to go out or do some useful things, and even cause some other physical problems (for example, frequent hand washing can cause skin inflammation).

    Along with these obsessive thoughts and behaviors, people with obsessive-compulsive disorder usually also feel nervous, anxious, afraid, guilty, disgusted, or depressed. These symptoms include the aforementioned obsessive thoughts and behaviors. These obsessive thoughts are repetitive, intrusive, outside the normal range, and cause significant tension or distress. Similarly, obsessive-compulsive disorder patients feel that they must perform compulsive behaviors to reduce their psychological pressure, but they also feel that these thoughts and behaviors are unreasonable, excessive, and time-consuming, causing the patients to socially, work, and Academic, family or other damages. Ordinary people sometimes have some compulsive thoughts or behaviors, such as believing that certain numbers are "lucky numbers" and doing certain rituals before doing certain important things, but they usually do not seriously affect their daily lives. For some other types of mental problems, such as body degeneration, hypochondriasis, trichotillomania, Tourette's disease, their patients may have some repeated worries or behaviors, but they have different causes from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Although patients with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder also have compulsive thoughts and behaviors, they do not feel unreasonable and are even willing to engage in these behaviors. In addition, some children with autism may seem to suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder, because they like things not to change, and like to do certain things repeatedly to reduce anxiety. Some people with depression or other anxiety disorders may have obsessive thoughts and behaviors, but they are not their main symptoms.


    How to treat "Anxiety / Phobia"
    More details: https://www.connexion.com.hk/anxiety-treatment
     

  48. Do you suffer from insomnia?
    Insomnia is a disease that affects the body and the mind. Basically, the failure to sleep is because the body and emotions are not able to relax, and it can often be affected by some subconscious emotions. For example: some anxiety or stressful situations may be at night If you start to sleep, if you feel tired during the day and use it to make up for sleep, you will easily start the vicious cycle of insomnia, especially if anxiety will continue to insomnia, the insomnia may be more serious.

    Insomnia due to sudden stress is a frequent occurrence. As long as things pass, sleep will naturally return to normal. But the biggest problem is that people who have long-term insomnia often find the cause of insomnia cannot be found. What are they thinking when they pay attention to insomnia? It's usually messy things in life, and I don't feel any emotion or pressure, I just can't sleep. This situation often reflects the potential in-depth troubles that I don't know, so I feel incomprehensible and can't get started. Therefore, I want to take insomnia medicine and hope to sleep, but often this medicine is addictive, and the more you eat, the more you take, otherwise it will be useless. Even after taking sleeping pills, there is still no way to maintain good sleep quality for a long time? In fact, although sleeping pills have their effects, insomnia is a sleep disorder caused by the two things of "behavior" and "thought." It is difficult to cure it with drugs alone, and insomnia can easily happen again.

    According to the latest survey by the Taiwan Sleep Medicine Association, the prevalence of insomnia in Taiwan is about 11.3%, and about 2.5 million people suffer from chronic insomnia. Taiwan consumes about 320 million sleeping pills a year. Although medications may have obvious effects in the short term, the long-term effects will get worse. People with insomnia usually not only have problems with their sleep, but also have an inseparable relationship with their daily routine and psychology.

    Long-term insomnia can cause:
    Memory loss, inability to concentrate
    Inflammation of the body decrease in immunity
    Endocrine disorders
    Dizziness, poor balance
    Increase the risk of stroke, hypertension, heart failure, myocardial infarction, and dementia


    The real problem behind insomnia is often unconscious negative emotions, especially people who have been suppressing negative emotions for a long time. They often feel that there is no emotional problem during the day, that is, they may be unconscious after being suppressed, when people are lying in bed. , The defense mechanism is relaxed, and the natural emergence of disturbing feelings makes oneself unable to relax completely. Therefore, the best treatment method is to use psychotherapy or counseling to contact one's stressful situation, and try to accept them, which will reduce their troubles.
     

  49. What if I have insufficient concentration/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
    Children who are often "depressed around the body and stop at times" are often caused by "lack of concentration", but they are easily labelled as "hundred stars" and label children negatively. It also leads to depression, tantrums, and inability to concentrate on "sit down" learning, and the ability to learn naturally decreases. after all how to tell whether a child is bored, or lack of concentration/overactivity?

    Symptoms of weak concentration:
    Children with insufficient concentration/hyperactivity are more difficult to maintain concentration or engage in activities than children of the same age. They are easily affected by Distracted by environmental impact. They listen inattentively, behave absent-mindedly, and have difficulty following instructions. They are unorganized, compare Forgetful, often owe or lose things.

    Symptoms of hyperactivity/behavioral impulse:
    Compared with children of the same age, children with insufficient concentration/hyperactivity have higher activity levels, often leaving the seat, walking around, or twisting their bodies in the seat, making it difficult to maintain a seated position. They talk a lot and find it difficult to carry out activities quietly. They are impatient and impulsive, making it difficult to line up or wait in turn. They also like to interrupt or rush to answer questions.

    How to treat "ADHD" More details: https://www.connexion.com.hk/adhd-treatments

     

  50. What is sand table play therapy?
    This is a psychotherapy based on the principles of JUNG psychology. The creation and symbolic form of the therapy is created (space of freedom and protection), and it is used in the meaning of sand abundance, water and sand creation. The creation of the sand table reflects the dialogue between the deep mind of the gamer and the subconscious mind. This dialogue inspires the inner mind of the gamer and gives the subconscious mind the space to express and be clarified. The treatment process will help the development of the mind and personality, especially for children or those who are difficult to express or whose self-consciousness is more concealed.