Finding a Safe Space and Overcoming Unhelpful Thoughts

I came to SCC hoping to find a safe space to share my thoughts and feelings surrounding the difficulties I was experiencing. Rafeah was able to create that safe space for me where I felt comfortable to open up and trust her. She was able to help me become more aware of my unhelpful ways of thinking. And that awareness was the first step to my healing. I also learnt concrete and practical ways to cope, which I use once I walk out of the counselling room.

The counselling rooms were also bright and spacious. I had to book sessions about three to four weeks in advance due to appointment slots getting filled up quickly. Thankfully Rafeah had weekend sessions which helps office hour workers like me.
– Client P, 2019

Rafeah was able to create that safe space for me where I felt comfortable to open up and trust her. She was able to help me become more aware of my unhelpful ways of thinking.

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