Counseling Phuket

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Read the most frequent questions we’ve received till date

In this FAQ section, we have answered the most frequent questions for you to read through prior to booking a personal counseling session with us. Should you not see an answer to your specific question, please feel free to get in touch!

WHAT REALLY IS COUNSELING?

To ‘counsel’ is to give advice or professional psychological help.
Counseling is a type of therapy that allows a person to talk about their individual problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. By talking through our problems, we often tend to be more prone to understand them ourselves and hopefully, with guidance, become better at making changes to improve our lives.
A counsellor is a professional who is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you might have and provide objective guidance toward an increased personal understanding and growth.

HOW CAN COUNSELING HELP ME?

Our counsellors do provide a listening ear and give direction or advice where it is needed the most.
At Counseling Phuket, we take it a step further by offering a digital connection across the country and around the world. Maybe there isn’t a counsellor available in your community that can help with your specific issue, or maybe you’re interested in finding a digital solution as to be more anonymous, without your peers knowing. Online Counseling makes the counseling process easier, more convenient, and much more interesting.

WHAT TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE DOES THE COUNSELOR HAVE?

Gerrie Kalaidjian, MA, MBA, is a fully licensed US Mental Health Counselor (Florida #11240), with over 15+ years experience working with children, teens, adults and couples from 27 different nations in a multi-cultural setting. Gerrie has received his counseling education by obtained a Masters degree (MA) in Mental Health Counseling from the Rollins College in Florida. In addition to that, he has received post graduate supervision while he was employed at the Center for drug free living in Orlando, Florida.

He has furthermore received specific training in:
• Counseling (Psychology, Social Work, or Psychiatry)
• Life Coaching
• Couples Counseling
• Hypnotherapy

WHAT IS LIFE COACHING?

Life Coaching is a profession that is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, offering advice, therapy, or counseling. The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client’s personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what the obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make life what you want it to be.

WHAT IS COUPLES’ COUNSELING?

Couples’ counseling, also called couples therapy, is a type of psychotherapy. Couples’ counseling aids couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through couples’ counseling, one can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding relationship or going separate ways.
The convenience of online couples’ counseling can’t be beat – you can attend a session from anywhere in the world, and your partner can be by your side or across the country. The digital format allows for flexibility and comfort that creates a new level of intimacy while providing the time and space to collect individual thoughts.

HOW LONG WILL COUNSELING TAKE BEFORE THINGS IMPROVE?

Every client will experience their own unique counseling process. For some, counseling will help resolve a current situation causing stress within after a few sessions. For others, dealing with more complex issues, the process may require a longer commitment to regular sessions.
The client and counselor regularly assess the client’s current and future counseling needs and develop a counseling plan to meet those needs.

HOW MUCH DOES COUNSELING COST?

Counseling sessions are $75 per hour for an individual counseling session. For couples’ sessions the fee is $100 per hour.
Discounts of 10% and 5% are available for multi session prepayment of 10 and 5 sessions.

Call for a free initial consultation. Lets see if we are a good fit:

Location

Phuket

Hours

M-F: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 4pm