Therapist Bangkok- Reasons to Seek Therapy
An experienced therapist in Bangkok can guide people through some of the most distressing and personal experiences of their lives, as well as confronting ongoing struggles such as those with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, and many more. Therapy involves clients and professionals working together in order to analyse problems faced and form and implement relevant treatments and solutions. Here in Bangkok, life can get stressful. Even though Bangkok is a large and populous city, tourists, expats, or even locals may experience significant isolation or alienation as part of the urban experience.
When the stressors and troubles of everyday life start getting in the way, it is crucial to be able to reach out and ask for help in a comfortable and professional setting. A good friend can hear you out, but a therapist offers the relevant skills and training to help you cope with issues when you are feeling overwhelmed or your normal methods of coping aren’t enough. They can support you to dive deep into the issues you’re facing, and work with you to figure out practical ways to face these obstacles, change unhealthy behaviours, and cope with situations which may be beyond one’s control.
How to Know When to Look for a Therapist in Bangkok
- Certain stressors are threatening your physical and emotional wellbeing and sanity.
- You want to build significant skill sets, such as communication, confidence and resilience and tackle issues head on.
- You’ve undergone something traumatic.
- You’ve lost someone or something deeply important to you.
- You are feeling emotions more intensely than usual and not feeling like yourself.
Most people are able to benefit from therapy at some point during their lives. Sometimes, the signs that you need therapy are more apparent and may require immediate attention, while other times people may have a sense that something is “off,” but they are unable to put a finger on what it is until it becomes unmanageable.
What are the Benefits of Therapy?
Therapy helps us how to learn to make healthier choices, as well as to develop coping strategies to manage distress in our daily lives. It also helps us feel empowered and refine a variety of skills, such as communication, self-awareness, socialization, and others. Therapy also allows us to evaluate and treat behavioural problems, and address issues within different contexts and from different perspectives which can provide individuals a better understanding of their own feelings and emotions. Finally, our experienced therapists in Bangkok can promote one’s self-esteem and overall outlook on life itself.
Types of Therapy Offered by Therapists in Bangkok
Here at Counselling Thailand our counselling team in Bangkok offer a range of different therapies and approaches for both individual, group counselling and couples therapy. These various therapies can be accessed via in-person or via online therapy using virtual secure platforms.
Traditionally, psychodynamic therapy focuses the unconscious processes as they manifest and influence a client’s present behaviour. A major goal of psychodynamic therapy is to promote client self-awareness and help the client to understand the influence that the past has on present actions and behaviours. In simple terms, this approach enables clients to examine any unresolved issues and conflicts which may arise from the past which are now coming to the surface and presenting problems or discomfort.
Psychodynamic therapy is often a longer-term approach because it is aimed at changing one’s identity or personality patterns.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T)
C.B.T. explores the relevant links between thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. It is a highly effective and structured approach that we use to address a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression and even trauma.
This form of therapy aims to alleviate feelings of distress by helping patients to develop healthier and more adaptive cognitions and behaviours. C.B.T. is also said to be the most extensively researched and empirically supported therapeutic method used today.
Gestalt therapy emphasizes the holistic viewpoint that people are intricately linked and influenced by their environment. Gestalt therapists use empathy, acceptance, understanding, and unconditional positive regard in order to enhance therapeutic outcomes within sessions.
This approach believes the internal self serves as the key to better understanding one’s actions and behaviours. When you speak with our therapists in Bangkok, they will focus on you gaining awareness of the present moment. Through the duration of therapy, they will guide people to discover repressed feelings and accept and trust their emotions. Emotions and feelings that were previously unacknowledged are likely to surface, and through this process, an individual is able to gain a new and heightened sense of self.
Person Centered Therapy
Person-centered therapy is a humanistic approach that is concerned with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously rather, than how a therapist is able to interpret their various ideas and thoughts.
This approach is based on the assumption that individuals have an innate tendency to grow towards their full potential. Using this approach, we work to understand an individual’s experience from their own perspective and understanding, and positively value our clients in all aspects. With this approach we help clients to reconnect with their inner values and sense of self-worth, which eventually enables and empowers them to find their own way forward and positively progress.
Holistic and Integrative Therapy
In holistic and integrative therapy, we believe that an individual’s consciousness is an integration of the mind, body and spirit. We believe that by viewing each person as a whole being and work with them to help them gain awareness of the connections between their emotions, thoughts, and their physical experience. As therapists, we help individuals to realise that each of these components work together and this allows for a deeper understanding of the whole self, which leads to higher levels of self-awareness and self-acceptance. Many clients have benefited from guided meditation with many free options available on YouTube.
Hypnotherapy is one form of alternative, holistic therapy that Brett Thornton, Founder of Counselling Thailand, used in his work as a therapist in Bangkok. Hypnotherapy is a modality which uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that allows people to focus on specific thoughts or tasks they may otherwise struggle with. Hypnotherapy is highly effective for behavioural modification and smoking cessation among other uses.
Any of the above approaches can be utilised via online therapy as an alternative to counselling services in Bangkok, or remotely throughout Thailand, and abroad. Online therapy provides a high degree of affordability and flexibility for those who cannot or choose not to access in-person therapy for various reasons. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require our help at any time.