Qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Central, Hong Kong
Psychotherapy is a general term for treating mental health problems. It is usually more in depth than counselling and focuses on exploring the painful feelings and experiences you have experienced in the past but which are affecting you in the present. By working with a skilled therapist you can work through and alleviate symptoms such as phobias, anxiety, depression that are adversely affect your life.
It may take only weeks to help you cope with a short-term situation. Or, treatment may last a year or longer if you have a long-term mental illness or other long-term concerns. Psychotherapy may not cure your condition or make an unpleasant situation go away. But it can give you the power to cope in a healthy way and to feel better about yourself and your life.
Psychotherapy will help you to take control of your life so you can respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills. And not everyone who benefits from psychotherapy is diagnosed with a mental illness. Psychotherapy can help with a number of life’s stresses and conflicts that can affect anyone.
Liz McCaughey is a registered psychotherapist in Hong Kong and Australia with over 13 years experience in individual therapy and group sessions. You can read more here.
During psychotherapy, you learn to understand about your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviours. Each session lasts between 50-60 minutes and a long-term treatment plan is usually set up at the first session.
There are many types of psychotherapy, each with its own approach. The type of psychotherapy that’s right for you depends on your individual situation.
Psychotherapy can be helpful in treating most mental health problems, including:
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders
- Eating disorders
- Personality disorders
It may also help you with:
- Physical Health Problems:
- Major Life Changes
- Conflict Resolution
- Resolve conflicts
- General Anxiety or Stress
- Recover from Trauma
What to Expect
At the first psychotherapy session, the therapist will gather information about you and your needs.
You will be asked to fill out forms about your current and past physical, emotional & mental health issues.
The first session is also the opportunity to discover if you and the therapist are the right fit. Don’t hesitate to ask questions anytime during your appointment. The therapist is there to help you and the more comfortable you feel with your therapist, the better the treatment will be.
Online Booking is available
Contact Liz via What’s App: +852 6270 9109