Like your physical health, looking after your mental health is equally important. If you are finding work, family, and/or relationship issues difficult to deal with (especially during these challenging times), it’s ok to ask for some help. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our list of the Top Counselors in Singapore. From relationship counseling to family counseling and counseling for kids, these counselors will listen to you and help to provide you with all the support you need.
Tinkle Friend provides support, information, and advice to primary school children. Kids can talk to a counselor either on the phone (via the national toll-free counseling hotline) or through an online chat. The Tinkle Friends website also has some great kid-friendly material on how to deal with problems with family and friends and how to handle bullying and stress. They also publish a magazine called Buzz which has ideas on fun games to play and activities the kids can do.
Tinkle Friend, Student Service @ Children’s Society, 51 Telok Blangah Crescent, #05-01 Radin Mas Community Club, Singapore 098917, +65 6276 5077 (to reach Children’s Society) and the toll-free help hotline number for Tinkle Friend is 1800 2744 788, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tinklefriend.sg/index
The International Counselling & Psychology Centre provides counseling services for children, teens, couples, individuals, and families across a range of home, school, and work issues. The International Counselling and Psychology Centre prides itself on being attuned to the challenges faced by people from different cultural backgrounds. The counselors have experience with over 30 different cultures and have also had the personal experience of working and living overseas so are well aware of anxiety, adjustment, and transition issues that arise during family relocations.
The Counselling and Care Centre (CCC) provides online and phone counseling services for families, couples, individuals, children, and teens on a range of issues such as relationship/marital therapy, trauma counseling, pre-marital preparation, sexual issues, and sexuality as well as domestic violence. They also offer training for mental health professionals and can be engaged by workplaces to provide employee counseling.
The Counselling Place (TCP) offers counseling services in English, Spanish, Danish, Swedish, German, Cantonese, and Mandarin, and what’s great is counseling sessions can be done from the comfort of your own home via Skype!
The Counselling Place (TCP) focuses on stress management, self-esteem development, life adjustments, phobias, depression, and panic attacks (to name a few). And in addition to counseling The Counselling Place (TCP) offers life coaching.
Singapore Counselling Centre offers counseling services for the likes of addiction, divorce, anger management, children and youths counseling, eating disorders, PTSD, pet loss, couples counseling, stress, and workplace issues (just to name a few). Counseling is available 7 days a week via video chat or face-to-face and provides multilingual support in English, Mandarin, Tamil, Hokkien, Malay, Cantonese, Filipino, Thai, and French. The Centre also hosts interesting and useful workshops such as how art and music therapies can be used as well as counseling techniques for parents of teens, so they are worth checking out!
Pawsibility counseling sessions are unique as during sessions therapy dogs are used which can make talking to someone about your issues seem less daunting. As well as face-to-face therapy sessions PAWSibility offers online therapy and covers a range of issues associated with parenting, relationships, anxiety, anger, stress, grief, depression, self-esteem, and career. They also focus on child and youth issues (such as bullying, coping with special needs/learning difficulties, self-harm, and parental divorce), as well as family counseling (e.g. sibling rivalry, anger, communication issues, transitions, and personality differences).
What’s great about Silver Ribbon (Singapore) is that they offer free counseling. Priority is given to those that book sessions rather than walk-ins, and for those that can’t make it face-to-face counseling can also be provided via a video call. Silver Ribbon focuses on issues affecting health, concentration, mood, and relationships, as well as those related to studies or work. In addition to one-on-one counseling sessions, they organize mental health events twice a month.
As the name suggests, the Association of Women For Action And Research (AWARE) is to support women. AWARE provides counseling, support groups, a helpline, and legal services for women ages 21 and above (exceptions are made for clients referred by the Sexual Assault Care Centre). AWARE covers a range of issues including family violence, grief and loss, marital issues, sexual assault and harassment, partner violence, sexuality issues, crisis and trauma, psychological issues, and stress management.
All In The Family Counselling offers marriage and couple therapy, individual counseling, as well as baby and child sleep consulting. Sessions can be held face-to-face or online over Whatsapp or Skype. All In The Family covers a range of issues such as infertility, pregnancy loss, postpartum depression, menopause, intimacy issues, substance abuse, work/life balance, divorce, and anger management (to name a few). They also host a variety of group workshop sessions and retreats where you can learn how to best deal with issues and meet other people.