What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy or Counselling is the leading ‘talk therapy’ used in educational, healthcare, social care and community settings. It is often engaged in helping individuals achieve higher self-awareness, motivation and acceptance in a wide range of life situations. These include career or life stage transitions, social or relational crisis, personal or emotional disturbance among other things.
As a professional practice, counselling is based on sound psychological, social and developmental theories. Professional counsellors apply these theories to help persons receiving counselling to better understand their situation, explore options, consider relevant factors, design appropriate coping strategies, prepare for their implementation and learn from the experience.
When do I seek therapy?
It varies from person to person. Some people uses counselling as soon as they sense a problem is growing in their lives, while others seek professional help when they feel overwhelmed. More often than not, a person’s readiness to engage in extensive discussions on a specific area of their lives that affects them is a condition for therapy to work well.
Services I Offer
Personalized Care and Guidance
Psychotherapy for Men
Grow Wisdom through Reflections & Awareness
Most of us reflect on our lives and recognise there are unresolved parts of the past. While most do not affect our day-to-day lives adversely or in a big way, some may influence the way we look at and treat matters such as relationships and careers. Individuals may benefit from psychotherapy that focuses on exploring personal experiences, thoughts, and feelings in specific areas. Men in modern society face different challenges from those that came before them. These challenges affect their self-concepts, self-esteem, and the way they engage others.
Many develop insights about themselves which help them move forward in their lives through deep reflections in therapy. Professional counselling and psychotherapy offer individuals a safe and confidential space to work through these personal concerns
Marriage Preparation & Couples Counselling
Quality Marriage Life & Relationship Success
We engaged in a wide range of relationships in our lives, playing different roles: Parent, child, sibling, spouse and the list goes on. Some are more productive and enriching than others. It is also true that some affect us more than others. Hence learning from and keeping these relationships healthy make us more productive and fulfilled individuals. Consulting a counsellor on relational issues is a step in the right direction when one meets challenging relationships
Many couples recognised the importance to prepare for and continuously work on their marital relationship. Marriage preparation is a good start to a fulfilling marriage. Couples go through ups and down over the years as they work hard to start and build a family, their careers and their lives. Marriage enrichment sessions help couples recognise changes in their lives and help them support each other in adjustment and engaging the challenges. Marriage is a journey and having counselling support often helps keep the relationship healthy and productive.
Parenting Lab - Consultation for parents
Growing up together with your children
Planning for, setting up and growing a family unit can be an overwhelming process and task for couples at times.
Many psychotherapists or counsellors are experienced in working with couples through these steps. Parenting sessions are also useful to help new or existing parents to begin or continue to reflect, learn and grow in their important roles to support their offsprings, as they move through the various lifespan development stages.
Dr Frederick Low CPsychol AFBPsS
Consultant Counselling Psychologist & Psychotherapist
A consultant counselling psychologist with over 20 years of experience, A/Prof Low works with adults in psychotherapy to help them manage psychological, emotional and relational challenges better at work and at home. He specialises in work-life challenges, pre-marital counselling, men’s issues, and therapy for fellow mental health professionals. In addition, Frederick enjoys providing consultation on parenting matters, including concerns about children with special needs.
Frederick believes that by supporting his clients in discovering more about themselves and encouraging them to grow their inner strengths, clients will be empowered to better their lives through their own ways and at their own pace. Recognised for his expertise, Dr Low has been appointed to governmental expert panels on family life education and family counselling. He also supports the work of Ministry-appointed Child Protection Specialist Centres as a member of the multidisciplinary case review teams. He is the current President of the Singapore Association for Counselling. Frederick was conferred Associate Fellowship by the British Psychological Society in 2013.
Frederick began his career in a residential home for teenagers and later at a Family Service Centre. He then took on clinical leadership in social care and counselling for persons with intellectual disabilities in the special education sector, before returning to social services as Director of a Family Service Centre. His latest stint in the sector was serving as Executive Director and Clinical Director for a Social Service Agency which operates a Children’s Home and a Counselling and Psychological Services Centre in the community. Presently, Frederick is an Associate Professor of Counselling at James Cook University – Singapore.
Being a consultant to other social service agencies and a faculty member at James Cook University and formerly an adjunct at Singapore Institute of Technology and Republic Polytechnic, Dr Low has trained and provided consultation to over 2000 mental health and social care students and professionals. Frederick also contributes to international academic journals in counselling and psychology and had served on scientific committees of local and regional conferences.
Dr Low is a Registered Psychologist (SRP) and Registered Counsellor (SAC) in Singapore. He is also a Chartered Psychologist in the United Kingdom. Frederick's qualifications include BSocSc (Aust), MAppPsy (Aust), MSc (Ire) and DProfSt (Aust)
This 50-minute session may include exploration of presenting issues, interpretation of past reports, discussions on therapy options and/or referrals to other clinicians etc.
This 60-minute session may include exploration of parenting issues, interpretation of past reports, discussions on clinical and/or home interventions and/or referrals to work jointly with other clinicians etc.
Individual Therapy Session
This 60-minute session may include talk therapy, relaxation exercises, psychological assessments, interpretation of reports etc.
Couple Therapy Session
This 90-minute session may include talk therapy, relaxation exercises, couple activities, assessments, interpretation of reports etc.
If you need more immediate assistance, please call:
Samaritans of Singapore: 1800-221-4444
AWARE Helpline : 1800-777-5555
Men-in-Crisis Helpline: 1800-626-2626
National Care Hotline: 6202-6868
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