Services Offered

 



Concerns Addressed at the Centre for Wellbeing

We offer assessment, consultation and individualised counselling and therapy services to children, teenagers, adults, couples and families with behavioural, emotional, relational and developmental difficulties. The following list, in alphabetical order, includes common concerns we address at our centre:

 

: A : B : C : D : E : G : H : I : L : M : O : P : R : S : T :
 

A

  • Abuse (including victim of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse)
  • Adjustment difficulties (including cultural and environment-related adjustment, etc.)
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Anger management and impulse control difficulties (intermittent or frequent emotion filled outbursts)
  • Antisocial behaviour (including fire-setting, biting people, torturing animals, etc.)
  • Anxiety (including phobias, panic attacks, etc.)
  • Attachment difficulties (including clingy behaviour and difficulty separating from parents)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (including poor concentration, inability to sit still, difficulty following instructions, etc. in children and adults)
  • Autism/Asperger's Syndrome (screening and diagnosis)

B

  • Bed wetting (including involuntary urination during day despite a period of successful toilet training)
  • Behaviour difficulties (including temper tantrums, difficulties following instructions and rules, school refusal, bedtime refusal, biting, acting out behaviours, difficulty following instructions and rules at home, school or any other environment, etc.)
  • Bowel movement problems (involuntary faecal movement despite a period of successful toilet training)
  • Bullying (including being picked on by others and picking on others)

C

  • Concentration difficulties
  • Chronic mental illnesses (including schizophrenia)
  • Couples relational difficulties (including sexual intimacy issues and pre-marital counseling)

D

  • Death and dying related issues
  • Depression (including suicidal and homicidal thoughts or attempts, superficial wrist cutting, withdrawal, significant changes in appetite and/or weight, low motivation, low self-esteem, cyclical depression and mania, depression related to a medical condition, etc.)
  • Dissociative Disorder (previously known as Multiple Personality Disorder)
  • Divorce related issues (including children of divorce and healthy ways to divorce and separate)

E

  • Eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia, pica)

G

  • Grief and loss

H

  • Hearing voices and seeing things that are not visible to others
  • HIV and AIDS (including pre- and post- diagnosis counselling)

I

  • Irritability

L

  • Lethargy, low energy, sluggishness

M

  • Marital relationship difficulties (including sexual intimacy issues and extended family issues)

O

  • Obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviours

P

  • Parenting issues
  • Physical concerns with no supporting medical explanation (including repeated stomach aches, other bodily concerns, inability to move a limb or body part, etc.)
  • Psychotic disorders (including schizophrenia, etc.)

R

  • Relational and interpersonal difficulties (including parent-child, sibling, immediate and extended family members, peer, co-worker, etc.)

S

  • Sleep difficulties (including sleepwalking, nightmares, insomnia, hypersomnia, narcolepsy, etc.)
  • Sexual orientation issues (including homosexuality and issues related to gay, lesbian, bisexuals, etc.)
  • Sexualized behaviour, sexual acting out
  • Speech difficulties (including stuttering, stammering, and selective or overall disruption in ability to speak)
  • Stress (including school, work and relational stress)

T

  • Trauma (including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, flashbacks, hypervigilance, agitation, disorganized behaviour, etc.)


If you have a concern that is not listed above, please give us a call at 6220-6657. We would be happy to tell you if we can assist or refer you to someone who will be able to assist you.

 



Presentations & Talks

Dr. Seetha is an experienced presenter and workshop facilitator. Her presentation topics cover a wide range of emotional wellbeing and behavioural health issues. The following represents a brief sampling of some past presentation and workshop topics:

Child

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Accurate identification and appropriate management strategies.
  • Effective Communication with Your Child: Developing healthy communication skills and creating a conducive environment for open communication.
  • Handling Difficult Children: Parenting strategies for effective behaviour management.

Teenager

  • Effective Communication with Your Teenager: Developing healthy communication skills and creating a conducive environment for open communication.
  • Recognizing Stress in Adolescents: A guide to understanding the warning signs and sources of stress and helping teenagers cope.

Family

  • Divorce: Effects on children and adults and coping strategies.
  • Family Conflict: Underlying issues of conflict, family dynamics, and minimizing the negative effects on children.

Adult

  • Anger: The meaning of angry feelings and how to deal with them.
  • Beating the Blues: Coping with anxiety, phobias, and depression.
  • Overcoming Fears and Phobias: Dealing with feelings of fear and anxiety that hinder success in work, family and social life.
  • Sensible Drinking: Cognitive-behavioural skills and assertiveness training for drink refusal and setting limits.
  • Stress: How can I tell if I am stressed and what can I do about it?

Couples

  • Marital Distress: Common pitfalls in committed/marital relationships and how to avoid them.
  • Moving into Couplehood: The importance of sound communication and negotiation skills during the transition from being single to being part of a couple.

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