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Nicole (b.1969, Singapore) is a certified gestalt psychotherapist in Singapore who holds a MA in Psychotherapy Science from Vienna, Austria, the birth city of psychotherapy. She is a published psychotherapy researcher finalizing a doctorate at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna.
Gestalt therapy is a time-tested, humanistic, modality of psychotherapy which was developed in the late 1940s. Gestalt therapists work creatively to bring their clients to the awareness of the here-and-now.
Gestalt Therapy is a powerful method which empowers clients by providing answers to often difficult personal questions.
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Nicole’s psychotherapy practice is friendly towards migrant, expatriate, aged and LGBT+ population. Her personal background is multi-cultural. Her work is religion- and culture-conscious. All interaction is dealt with fullest confidentiality as per EU laws.
Sometimes you may see a dog in the office.
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What to expect at first appointment:
Arrive 5-10 minutes before the appointment time to find my office, orientate yourself and fill out a registration form.
Therapy begins for most clients on the first appointment. Consider that only way to ascertain if therapy with me suits you is to have a full session.
Help me keep psychotherapy affordable! If you need to cancel, inform me ASAP or before 48 hours prior to the time-slot you reserved. Invoicing would be done for the time put aside.
20 Upper Circular Road, #01-13, The Riverwalk, Singapore 058416, Singapore, Central, Singapore
Public Transport: 2 min walk from Clarke Quay MRT Station (exit Boat Quay / Eu Tong Sen Str.) Emergency? Call IMH's 24-hour Mental Health Helpline 6389 2222
I provide individual psychotherapy and counselling sessions. These are 45-50 minutes in duration each. Clients of my sessions come from all walks of life, age and cultures. They have the will to live to their fullest potential, recapture their inner peace, and flourish; this while being active and functioning members of society.
My psychotherapy sessions are relationship focussed. Our environment and our relationships shape us. How we deal with relationships today determines the nature of our relationships tomorrow. I encourage couples and families to attend psychotherapy together.
Sustainability is a crucial element for success. My professional mentoring and executive coaching programs are grounded in developing awareness and the ability to respond (vs react) to the social, emotional and physical environment. The work is experiential, so your transformation is profound, organic, and lasting. My coaching program is intensive and runs in blocks of 5 sessions. Each block is a level of achievement. You can pursue as many levels as your interest takes you.
Each client is assessed individually, and the treatment plan is tailored to suit individual needs and readiness. Gestalt therapy is founded on psychoanalysis, eastern philosophy, phenomenology, holism, bodywork and psychodrama. Like Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), we experiment with new behaviours and attitudes, like Systemic Family Therapy we address the client's family system, like Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT). Much of the work involves awareness of the emotional self... and more.
The Gestalt therapy philosophy of change allows the client to integrate new experiences fully. This kind of change is permanent.
Anxiety, Panic, Depression, Mood instability
Burnout Prevention / Work Stress
Compulsions & Behavioral Addictions
Grief & Loss
Aggression & Violence
Separation, Divorce, Infidelity issues
Sexuality / Sexual issues
Sleep disorders / nightmares
Chronic Pain & Psychosomatics
Living with Illness & Disability
Eating and Food Issues
Support for weaning off Psychiatric Medications
Mindful Living with Self-Awareness
Individual Therapy (in-person and online) 50 mins SGD 210
Couples Counselling 80 mins SGD 350
A set of 5 x 50-min sessions: SGD 1900
No available time-slots? Contact me for assistance, or return to the link again in case a slot frees up.
Cancellation and Rescheduling
Need to change the appointment? Message me ASAP. Understand that the slot is reserved for just you and you will be invoiced for the session if the appointment is cancelled after 48 hours before session start.
Gestalt Psychotherapy is an excellent resource for anyone who seeks a set and setting to re-calibrate themselves and press that "internal reset button". Psychotherapy is an effective way for busy people to gain mental clarity, resiliency from emotional triggers, better sleep, health, and an overall sense of calm. Therapy helps us evolve as individuals with the courage to feel emotions without fear and to set boundaries while maintaining solid relationships.
Psychotherapy in Singapore can cost between $40 and $350 per 50-min session. At my practice, it is $210. The true cost of having psychotherapy is more accurately measured by the outcome you will get out of the set of therapeutic sessions. While evaluating prices, it is worthwhile to consider the change you encounter in the therapeutic process. The therapeutic outcome is correlated with the skill of the therapist, the therapeutic alliance and the client’s willingness to participate in the work.
The best way to find out if therapy with someone works for you is to have the first session. At my practice, treatment begins at the first meeting.
Respect for our cancellation policy will help therapists maintain our reasonable fees for those needing psychotherapy. Time is a limited resource.
Understand that the time is reserved just for you when you book a slot. You will be invoiced the full amount if you do not attend a session that is not cancelled within 48 hours before the session time. Having to pay for a last-minute cancelled slot is not by any means a penalty.
Couples' therapy can benefit your relationship:
The premise of my couples work is to provide a secure space and time for couples to connect with themselves and their partner in such a way that both find peace in whichever paths their relationship leads them towards.
It depends on the client’s resources: their time, money and interest.
It depends. If you come for therapy to solve a particular issue, i.e. getting over a relationship breakup, or dealing with job stress, therapy ends when the solution is in sight.
For treatment of symptoms like anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders and addictions -- symptoms that seriously interfere with daily functioning, health, sleep and work, effective therapeutic work happens over months.
Most clients continue having sessions because they realize that psychotherapy is a good resource for finding their ground. They use their sessions as a inter-psychic reset button.
It depends on the severity of the issues experienced by the individual, their attendance, and their motivation to work through these issues during and after sessions. Consistency, patience and compassion for oneself brings good results.
I work with every symptom defined by the DSM by providing the 'set and setting' and expertise to help clients find their way.
Those who not want to come in the first place. Please do not coerce or force your friends or family members to come for therapy. Educate others about therapy by all means, and let them make up their minds.
Psychotherapy is unlike medical treatment. Transformative work has no true endpoint. As a client you will decide when to have the final session, and we can also plan the ending. When the client or therapist decides that the therapy has come to an end, there will be a final session (or two) where we make a wrap-up. This session is a beneficial one, from my experience, where insights and experiences are re-visited and integrated.
This depends. Many couples in Singapore prefer to see the same therapist individually so that they can process their personal issues on the side in a familiar space. For these clients, we are aware that the individual work is also an extension of the couple work. I will refer the couple or individual to my colleagues in situations where there is a possibility of conflict of interest, which may manifest in various forms.
"I've found an inner peace that was there in me all along."
"I've never said this to anyone."
"I wished we had come here earlier. It would have saved us a lot of fights."
"I feel safe, now."
"Last night I slept."
"Nobody ever told me that I was okay. I'm okay."
“Something seems to have lifted.”
“I can look at my past-self with fondness.”