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Subsidized  Counselling

SUBSIDIzED COUNSELLINg

Restoring Peace Counselling and Consultancy Pte Ltd is a private mental health clinic and does not receive any operational funding from the authority. However, we believe in helping those genuinely seeking therapy. Tapping our resources, we provide subsidies for those with financial difficulty.

 

Please note there is no subsidy for the first session.

Subsidy for consultation with Professional Psychotherapist and Counsellors

Our psychotherapists and counsellors may offer a subsidy for the following category:

 

- Students who pay for the sessions with pocket money. 

- New graduates who earn below $2,200

- People are between jobs and tapping on their savings without parental support.

- Middle-income single parents.

- Middle income family with multiple financial challenges.

If you do not fall into one of the above categories but still need a subsidy, you may speak to your therapist or write to our clinical director for an exemption. However, we seek your cooperation to not apply for a discounted rate if you are financially able and let those who are financial stretch benefit from it.

Low-bono Counselling with Trainee Counsellors

We offer low-bono counselling for consultation with our trainee counsellors.

Who are Trainee Counsellors?

The Trainee Counsellors are Candidates for Master's and Graduate Diploma in Counselling who is interning with us. Some of them hold a degree in psychology.

 

What is the difference between a Trainee Counsellor and a Para Counsellor?

Interns are counselling students who have completed and usually have completed foundational modules in counselling. Lay counsellors are generally (though not necessarily) people with basic counselling skills who serve voluntarily. 

 

Is it safe to received counselling from a trainee counselling?

All our trainees received regular clinical supervision from our SAC Registered Clinical Supervisor to equip them to provide quality counselling service.

What kind of cases can the Trainee Counsellors see?

The Trainee Counsellors provides counselling for depression, anxiety, addiction, stress, relationship, decision-making, life transition and workplace challenges. However, if the trainee counsellor assessed the issues you faced are beyond their competency or involve self-harm. In that case, our trainee counsellor may discuss with you alternative options such as seeking professional help from us or seeking help with a government-funded centre.

 

Can the Trainee Counsellors provide therapy for trauma-related cases?

To align with the ethics against providing counselling beyond one's competency, the Trainee Counsellors cannot provide counselling for Complex Trauma, Sexual-related Addictions, Personality Disorders, PTSD and Psychosis during their internship. 

 

However, suppose the trauma happened long ago and does not impede your daily functioning. In that case, Trainee Counsellors may provide talk therapy to strengthen your coping mechanism without addressing the past issues. Please consider seeing our trauma-informed therapist if you are seeking trauma therapy or if the traumatic experience is still hindering your relationships.

 

Why must I pay to see a Trainee Counsellor?

The counselling fee helps to cover rent and other operational costs. 

 

What if I need further subsidy?

You may approach us for discussion.

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