Inner Quest Centre Welcomes You
"Your experience of life is not based on your life, but what you pay attention to"
Dr. Ivan Zy Lim
A Bit About
Inner Quest Centre
Does psychology as an import from Western culture adequately explain Eastern behaviour. Are its methods of therapy appropriate?
In the West, psychotherapy theories essentially stress autonomous, self-actualisation, and individualism. Chinese societies have different cultural characteristics, such as collective values, the virtue of harmony, and transcending conflict. There are many differences that exist between Eastern and Western cultures. In view of all these and Asian clients’ expectations, the counselling of Asian clients requires a readjustment of the counselling relationship and the counselling process to provide culturally relevant therapy
Every person is affected by his or her own culture so culturally competent psychotherapy is needed for every patient irrespective of his or her ethnic, racial, cultural or socio-economic background.
Culturally competent psychotherapy requires three levels of adjustments for patients of diversified ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Proper technical adjustments are needed in the area of therapist-patient relationships, communications, therapeutic focus, and choice of therapy models. Relevant theoretical modifications are suggested for issues related to the concepts of “self,” body and mind, interpersonal dependency, personality development, defense mechanism and coping. As for philosophical reorientation, suitable attention is indicated for the matter of lifestyle choice, soul and spirituality, and meaning of maturity.
Inner Quest Centre serves as a meeting place between east and west by fusing Eastern philosophy with Western process that integrates several research-based approaches. We provide an approach to learning and living well that bridges the gap between the spiritual, the psychological and the practical which more adequately explain Eastern/Asian behaviour. It addresses the cognitive, emotional, behavioural, philosophical, somatic, spiritual and the major features of Asian culture, and how they influence counselling practice.
Your emotional and spiritual health and happiness is important! We understand that we are complicated beings and our issues are often confusing. With a diversity of specialty areas, We can provide help with most adolescent and adult issues with which you are struggling. There is help for individuals, couples, families and groups.
Mixed-Gender Process Group
Process Group for Young Professionals
Women’s Process Group for Victims of Betrayal
Betrayed Partners’ Group for Women (10-12 weeks)
Betrayed Partners’ Group for Men (10-12 weeks)
Betrayal Bonds, Affairs and Infidelity
Cybersex, Sex and Porn Addiction
Ineffective Communication and Inability to Manage Conflict
Life Issues-Illness, Loss, Death and Disability
Loss of Respect
Personality Issues in One or Both Partners
Money and Work
Blended Family Challenges
Alcohol, Drug or Gambling Addiction
Traumatic or Life-Changing Events
Anxiety Disorders-Panic, Phobias and Anxiety
Financial, Money and Work disorders
Grief & Loss
Infidelity and Betrayal
Parenting and Co-Parent Counseling
Transsexual & Transgender Issues
Trauma & Dissociation
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What Patients Say
"I have done other work in the past but this seems to have struck a chord of change within, not just a ‘Right, this is a strategy’… That never, ever worked for me. It’s something fundamentally, I hope, I feel very optimistic, has changed with my acceptance of these feelings..............I discovered that I can do what needs to be done in my life, whether I feel like it or not."
(Fifteen years of periodic episodes of manic depression)
Clinic 1: Triple One Somerset
Clinic 2: Telok Blangah Road
Clinic 3: Kay Siang Road
Clinic 1: Skudai, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah
Clinic 2: Kulai, Bandar Indhpura
Singapore +65 8233-2989 ~ Malaysia +60 17-747-9898