Frequently Asked Questions
A psychologist and psychiatrist are both concerned with the patient’s well-being, however, their focus is different. While the focus of the psychiatrist is primarily towards disorders such as a chemical imbalance, the primary focus of a psychologist is on the patients thoughts, feelings, and general mental health.
Although there are differences in the two fields, psychiatrists and psychologists often work together in the treatment of patients. A psychologist is not able to write prescriptions, but may recommended a patient be seen by a fellow psychiatrist in order to receive medications and the psychiatrist may refer a patient for psychotherapy to a psychologist.
Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on relationship between an individual and a psychologist. Thereby, psychologists apply scientifically validated procedures to help people develop healthier, more effective habits and coping strategies. There are several approaches to psychotherapy such as cognitive-behavioural, interpersonal and the kinds of ‘talk therapy’ that help individual work through their problems.
“Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive and safe environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. You work together to identify and change the thought and behaviour patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best”.
There is no minimum or fixed number of session that you need to attend. How long any treatment lasts depends on a number of factors; it may be as short as a few sessions or continue for a few years. When you start with therapy, an initial assessment will take place. From this assessment, it is possible to be able to give you a rough idea of the duration of your treatment.
Generally speaking, people continue psychotherapy, whilst they feel they are gaining benefit from it.
Individual/Couple Session (50 min): 1800HKD
Online (non office hours): 1300HKD
Dr. Julia has a free 24h cancellation policy. For any changes in appointments please inform the reception at least 24h in advance of the session.
In case of late cancellation, if not otherwise discussed, one full charge of one session will be incurred.
The information discussed in your session is entirely confidential and will not be disclosed to anyone without having discussed it with you and gained your verbal and written permission.
The only time a psychologists and counsellors may release information to authorities without your consent is in the event that is is required by law, or you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else, or there is any suspicious of child or elderly abuse.
Do you Have Another Question?
If you have another question, please feel free to email Dr. Andre. Your information will remain confidential.