Adult therapy helps to find and resolve negative patterns in relationships, how they developed in the past and the unconscious aspects behind them. Through this process, new ways of relating can be developed in your relationships socially and at work. The duration and frequency of your therapy depends on what you and your therapist consider for your own particular set of circumstances but typically sessions are planned weekly.
Children and Adolescents
For children who are having problems at home or school, a preliminary meeting is arranged with the parents, possibly without the child attending in the first instance, to explore the parent's concerns and to decide how to address them. This might lead to seeing the child on their own or with the family. Adolescents are seen on their own, albeit sometimes the parents also need support. The frequency of treatment depends on the severity of the problem and how easily symptoms can be addressed.
Of course couples can experience difficulties in their relationship from time to time. Often problems can remain hidden and issues may develop by creating resentment, withdrawal or aggression. Couples who have difficulties in communication and may be caught in vicious circles of blame or misunderstanding can turn to therapy for help. The therapist will not attempt to keep a relationship going at all costs but will support whatever decision is reached and propose or provide additional support if and when necessary.
Family therapy is available for those who are stuck in negative patterns and in need of discussing difficult emotions in a clearer and more constructive way, often when one member of the family has been diagnosed with a significant psychological condition. Family dynamics can make communication difficult so using an experienced practitioner to manage the environment can be immensely fruitful.
In the modern world, many of us are travelling frequently, so to be able to commit to regular sessions with a therapist can be challenging. With modern technology, we can provide a secure on-line platform over which you can continue to see your therapist.
"Chemistry" Trial session
Every relationship is unique and it is no different for clients with their therapists. Some relationships fail to kindle and it is vital for you feel comfortable with your therapeutic relationship in order to gain benefit. Therefore Elephant offers a complementary 15 minute "chemistry" session for you to ascertain whether you wish to proceed and whether the therapist feels able to support you.
At Elephant, we want to ensure that everyone has access to therapy, irrespective of their financial situation. In cases of financial hardship, we offer significantly discounted sessions with our supervised psychologist who remains under the close stewardship of our founder.
Professionals and Corporates
Since 2015, Elephant has built up a reputation as the pioneering and leading training centre for counsellors, psychologists and therapists in Singapore and the surrounding region. We host internationally acclaimed trainers from around the world to upskill the community in the region, who then go on to better support their clients. Having trained more than 500 practitioners since 2015, many thousands of their clients have now benefitted.
Whilst clinical supervision for practitioners is not mandatory in Singapore, Elephant sees it as best practice and imperative that clinicians should always seek a supervisor to support them to ensure they are providing their clients with a service which is of high quality, in a safe manner, allowing the clinician to self-reflect and become self-aware. The founder, with her high level of experience and qualifications, is in a strong position to provide such services to clinicians.
Adriana and the team provide bespoke workshops and courses for corporate clients, tapping into her previous experience of working within industry and commence, developing occupational therapeutic methodologies to maximise the performance, welfare and outcomes for the participants.
Organisational Consultancy and coaching