Counseling & Therapy

Counseling - Improving Quality of Life One Session at a Time

Counseling, alternatively known as “Therapy” or “Psychotherapy”, is a method of addressing mental health concerns through successive consultation sessions. Counseling begins after the initial consultation and assessment (click here to learn about assessments). 

During counseling sessions, you and your therapist will effectively address your presenting issues by: 

  • Developing clear goals to achieve through the sessions. 
  • Fostering a positive and trusting working relationship between therapist and client. 
  • Developing awareness of issues being faced and how to effectively address them. 
  • Understanding the biological, psychological, and social factors to your mental health functioning. 
  • Learning new and useful skills in managing your mental health. 
  • Cultivating alternative and helpful practices in daily life to effectively tackle your presenting issues.

Sessions may be catered to your needs in a variety of ways: either to reduce symptoms in a short span of time, to address long-standing issues that you’re facing, and/ or to learn skills in improving on the things that matter to you, along with your overall quality of life. 

Our team members engage in evidence-based practice. As such, your therapist will only promote, facilitate, teach, and/ or provide advice which are shown to be effective from best available research in addressing your presenting issues.

Is counseling effective?

There is strong evidence to conclude that counseling is an effective method of addressing a variety of psychological issues and to improve a person’s quality of life. 

The American Psychological Association (2012) passed a resolution highlighting such effectiveness. It includes a reference list of research studies that demonstrated its effectiveness in a variety of psychological issues and settings.

Click here to read the resolution and/ or to find out more about these studies.

How many sessions do I require to address my mental health concerns?

Therapy duration will be dependent on a variety of factors, such as the nature and severity of the presenting issues, treatment goals, and cost/ lifestyle considerations. Conventionally, sessions are done on a weekly basis. Depending on the factors mentioned, sessions can also be done based on the client’s availability (e.g. once every two weeks, once a month).

Short-term therapy is defined as having 12 sessions or less. Oftentimes, these sessions can be effective in addressing specific and targeted goals. Click here to learn how to make the best use of short-term therapy.

Whether you are keen on short-term or longer term sessions, there is evidence to show that the counseling process is helpful in addressing mental health issues (click here for an example of short-term therapy outcomes, and click here for an example of long-term therapy outcomes). Clients will usually report significant improvement in their functioning a few sessions in.

Counseling is always collaborative. While your therapist may have recommendations on the frequency of sessions to effectively meet your goals, you are able to choose the frequency and amount of sessions that you would like to have. Your therapist will collaboratively alter your goals with you so that they can be effectively met through the session(s). Similarly, you and your therapist will be able to work towards ending of sessions based on what you think is best. 

Ultimately, therapy sessions are your choice. Kindly discuss with your therapist in arriving at the best arrangement in meeting your needs. 

Back to top (click)

What are the rates for counseling sessions?

The rates for each session with a qualified member of our team is RM250 per sessionClick here to view our team.

We offer a 4 sessions package at RM 880* (please refer to terms and conditions below) with a qualified member of our team. This package rate is catered for clients who would like to commit to future sessions with a therapist that they are already working well with. 

We also provide services by trainee clinical psychologists. They are currently undertaking their final year of master’s-level practicum. Upon completion, they will then be fully qualified clinical psychologists. All of their work are closely supervised for quality and standard of care. The rates per counseling session with a trainee is RM 60 per session.

Back to top (click)

What are the terms and conditions for the sessions package?

Prior to subscribing to the 4 sessions package, a client must understand and agree to the following: 

  1. That the client has a positive working relationship with the therapist and has clearly defined goals to be met in the upcoming 4 sessions.
  2. The 4 sessions are to be completed within the upcoming 6 months from date of purchase, to which any unused sessions beyond the stated period will expire.
  3. Payment made is not refundable. 

Back to top (click)

Which payment methods are available?

We accept payment by:

  • Cash
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card (Visa/ Mastercard)
  • Ewallet
  • Online bank transfer

Back to top (click)

Are there any other additional fees?

Clients have at times requested for documentation reporting on their mental health functioning. Should the case require no further assessment, such documentation is charged at RM 100 per document

Back to top (click)

What are the type of cases that you are able to consult on?

At People Psychological Solutions, our team of clinical psychologists (click here to view team) will be able to provide psychological assessment and therapy for clients within the ages of 16 – 54 years old, which include:

Assessment

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (Intellectual Disability, Autism, Specific Learning Disorder)
  • Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders
  • Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
  • Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Paraphilic Disorders

Therapy

  • Bipolar and Related Disorders (may require collaborative treatment)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders (may require collaborative treatment)
  • Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
  • Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Social Issues (such as difficulties in relationships, career)

Our team members engage in evidence-based practice. As such, they will be able to advice accordingly if the scope of assessment or therapy is beyond the professional’s competency or requires collaborative treatment with other mental health or healthcare professional(s).

Back to top (click)

What are the type of cases that you are not able to consult on?

People Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. and its professionals do not engage in cases that require assessment, therapy, provision of psychological documentation, or testimony for use in a court of law or for any other legal purpose(s). 

People Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. reserves the right to decline such cases. In the event that such information have been withheld from the company and/ or the clinical psychologist, People Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. reserves the right to retain charged fees for services already provided and to decline follow-up of the case. 

Back to top (click)

×