WHAT IS COUNSELING?
The term ‘counseling’ is used in many and varied ways but essentially it helps people to adjust to a changed situation. It gives the client an opportunity to explore, discover and clarify ways of living more satisfyingly and resourcefully. It is a myth that counseling is only for the mentally-ill.
Counseling is non-judgmental and it focuses on the problems and difficulties you identify. Most importantly, it gives you an opportunity to be heard, time to talk, cry, shout or just think. It may help you to look at your problems in a different way or bring relief by being able to talk to someone without being interrupted.
In the world that we now live in, life’s pressures, stress and burdens can take its toll on anyone including children. It is with such concern that, as a community service, we are making available counseling services FREE OF CHARGE to the community at large irrespective of race, status, gender, age, culture and religion.
The decision to seek counseling is an important step. Too often, people don’t get help because they feel guilt, shame or embarrassment. By deciding to get help, you have made a choice to feel better and to improve your life.
We work with clients as whole persons. Therapy helps people to understand their beliefs, conscious or unconscious, which shape their lives and relationships.
COUNSELING: DO I NEED IT?
If you (or someone else) …
• are seeking individual growth and long for more meaning in your life
• feel stressful, anxious, fearful, depressed and/or other strong emotions
• feel hopeless and life’s not worth living
• seek better relationships in marriage and family life
• experience problems in parenting
• have teenagers and/or children who are facing issues and problems
• are living through critical periods of grief or a loss through death or divorce
• just want to learn to cope with reach your potential…
… then counselling can help you.
We seek to help as much as we can. If you need services that we cannot provide, we will help you find someone who can help you.
EVERYONE AND ANYONE CAN BENEFIT FROM COUNSELING!!
TYPES OF SERVICES
PERSONAL Problems, worries and concerns are part of everyone’s life from time to time. Sometimes problems can seem overwhelming. Counselling for personal issues can help you to understand and confront the challenges you face. Counselling is not a magic remedy for your problems, but a way to help you take charge, set goals, and make changes in your life. Seeking professional help from a counsellor does not mean that you are ‘crazy’, but that you care enough about yourself to get help when you need it. Personal counselling provides an opportunity to explore your concerns in a supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere. Some issues that you may want to discuss include: stress, anxiety, depression, relationship and family difficulties, decision-making, motivation, sexuality and sexual orientation, addictions, grief, etc.
MARRIAGE The aim of marriage counselling is to promote open communication between partners. With willing participation and positive changes from both parties, harmful patterns can be changed, trust can be restored and resentments can be overcome.
FAMILY Families can be complex, and a number of challenges can arise which can affect relationships between family members. Changing family structures can come about during events such as separation, divorce and re-marriage. During these times, a range of issues can develop such as relationship problems between partners, new living arrangements, financial adjustments and issues relating to the care of children. We can try to help you resolve these problems.
CAREER Work and career consume a great deal of our time and energy and this can result in problems for some individuals. Potential work issues can include career choice confusion/transition, dissatisfaction in work involving other staff members/management, or stress involved with the work you do.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS We can also organize seminars and talks on such issues as parenting, career, life skills, relationships, adult , youth and children developmental issues, stress and spirituality.
INFORMATION ABOUT PRIVACY
We make every effort to follow the counseling guidelines contained in the Malaysian Board of Counselors Code of Ethics. This means we will keep the information you share with us strictly confidential with certain ethical and legal exceptions.
Counseling services are available BY APPOINTMENTS ONLY.
To call for an appointment: Calvin Lee 012-3731140
ABOUT OUR COUNSELOR
Mr Calvin Lee is a Masters in Counseling graduated from HELP University College, a university renowned for their psychology and counseling programs.
His passion is to make a difference in the community through the advocating of the psychological, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of persons.
Calvin has been involved for many years in a people-oriented environment, including stints specializing in dealing with adults, children and youth. He is, thus, passionate towards helping bring about healthy families and individuals.
Calvin had previously done his internship at Sekolah Seri Suria, Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Kajang, Tadika Anak Seri Cahaya and Kajang Assembly of God.