olive therapy

About Therapy

Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

Therapy is anchored in the client and what the client wants to achieve in order to heal and grow. Whether using Reality Therapy or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, or Affect Regulation Therapy, or a combination of these, clients are invited to be engaged in the therapeutic process, to explore and discover what they really want, and work out the best ways to achieve their goals.

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Clinical couselling or therapy is a process that focuses on enhancing the emotional, relational and social functioning of clients. Concerns may be developmental or situational and may affect any age-group.

The professional counsellor/therapist helps clients to explore alternatives, expand perspective, learn new ways of thinking and behaviours and relating, and integrate new information - to improve their well-being, alleviate distress and maladjustment, resolve crises, and increase their ability to live more highly functioning lives. Counselling is an opportunity for healing and growth.

In general, all communication between client and therapist is confidential. Information is not disclosed without written permission. However, there are a number of exceptions to this rule. Exceptions include:

Suspected child abuse or drug abuse. The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s. The therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety.

Olive Therapy   

I believe that each individual has great intrinsic value and potential, and that it is a privilege to work with clients who open up their lives and extend their invitation to me, to form a therapeutic relationship for a season, for a purpose. I believe in the importance of providing a safe, confidential and secure environment as clients explore solutions, come to resolutions and create possibilities and opportunities for healing and growth.   

In addition to the more usual form of "talk therapy", I provide EMDR therapy, a specialized arena of treatment in the field of trauma resolution as well as for other issues that hinder an individual from living more fully in the present. I now also include therapeutic strategies from Affect Regulation Therapy. I am a recognized Clinical Supervisor in the approaches I am certified in. Finally, I also provide training and supervision that can lead to Certification awarded by the William Glasser Institute, USA, in the training of Choice Theory/Reality Therapy. Therapy or Supervision sessions are held at my office in Tanglin Shopping Centre (by appointments only). 

Thank you for visiting my website. Do drop me a note at olivetherapylwk@gmail.com if you should have any queries about my services.

With warmest regards,

Linda Wan-Koh