All 1st session is 90 minutes long. Your child will run through a series of test to screen for common issues. By the end of the first session, you will get a glimpse of why your child do what they do.
Weekdays (Mon - Fri): $288
Weekends (Sat - Sun): $333
All subsequent sessions are 50 minutes long.
Weekdays (Mon - Fri): $160
Weekends (Sat - Sun): $185
Sessions with Mr Chua, Chief Therapist, is $220 weekdays and $245 weekends.
Rest assured. All our therapist has years of therapy experience. They are also vetted and trained with our 4A Counselling Approach.
Most parents seek help because they feel stuck. Stuck in rectifying their child's disruptive behaviour.
They have tried multiple ways to steer their child in the right direction, but nothing seems to work.
The parenting journey is an interesting one. If you have tried everything already, why not give this a chance too? Multiple parents had walked through our doors, seeing positive change in their child’s academic, emotion and behavioural wellbeing.
The parent-child relationship is attached with our own bias and belief. Influenced by our past experience on thorny subjects such as internet addiction, lack of motivation to study or anger issues. This personal bias and belief are unfavourable for effective communication to happen; a prerequisite for effective change.
Done in a safe environment, without any bias or judgement. The counsellor is trained to listen, pick up concerns, assess and guide your child through a process of change to help resolve his/her issues and problems.
At MindfulBear, we guide each child through our proven 4A method for effective change.
No. This is a common misconception. No medical record will be made on your child.
In fact, nobody will know if your child comes for counselling. A professional code of ethics guides our counsellors in matters of privacy and confidentiality.
Any information gained in counselling sessions will not be disclosed outside our centre unless you, give us written permission to do so, the counsellor determines that your child is in immediate danger, or the counsellor is ordered by a court of law to do so.
No. We only specialise in providing psychological help to children and teens between 5 to 16 years old.
Children often think they are going to therapy because they are bad.
It is important to approach your child so he/she does not feel stigmatise or responsible for any dysfunction in the family. Your approach should be one of collaboration, on how both of you can work together to solve the current issue. Therapy is just a way to solve this issue.
You can say something like, “You know how hard it is to [the issue you are facing]? Mummy/Daddy need more ideas on how to help you, so we met someone who helps children and families, and we think you'll really like them too. Plus, these visits are special because you can talk about anything! Even us and it stays private.” You can also suggest a trial session, if he/she does not like it, they could stop anytime.
Remember, how you say is more important than what you say. Your approach should be one of collaboration.
Yes you can.
The therapist will be able to indirectly help your child through you for the moment.
Some parents want to “check out” what a counselling session involved before bring their child down. They may have a couple of questions to ask the therapist privately before committing.
Other parents may have difficulty bringing their child down. Whatever your reasons may be, it is always a good to take active action, to head down by yourself first.
Ask the therapist any questions you may have regarding your child. When your child is ready, you could always bring your child down later.
On the first appointment, here’s what you can expect:
First, you will have a private conversation with the therapist to understand your goals for your child. Next, the therapist will speak to your child privately, to understand your child’s goals and motivations. Finally, both you and your child will join the session together.
It is normal to be anxious, so the session is meant to be relaxing. Like a group of close friends having a casual but important conversion.
The first session is for us to identify key issues and the goals for your child.
The therapist will ask you a series of questions. So feel free to be honest. We actively encourage it. Everything you say is private and confidential. We are bound by a code of professional ethics.
At the end of the first session, the therapist will advise a preliminary action plan and the next step required to reach these goals.
It is important to know that therapy is a process that takes time to reap the full benefit. Give your child the space they need. Let your child work at their own pace.
2 Kallang Avenue, #11-17, CT Hub, 339407, Singapore
All sessions are by appointment only. You are highly encouraged to book early to secure a session.
Walk-ins will not be entertained to be fair for everyone.
When it comes to matters of the mind and heart, there is no one size fit all treatments.
The frequency and numbers of session your child needs depend on you, your child, the counsellor's assessment and your concerns. On your first meeting, you, your child and the counsellor will discuss your goals for counselling and the number of sessions needed to achieve these goals.
It is important to keep in mind that counselling is a therapeutic process that takes time to reap full benefits. We do not limit the number of counselling session that your child can assess too.