Need help to get through life’s challenges? Consult our list to find a therapist, psychiatrist, psychologist and other services for counselling in Singapore
The last couple of years have been tough on everyone, and it may have added plenty of stress on work and family relationships, especially for those of us who have had limited support as expats far from home. But whatever your mental health struggles are, know that you’re not alone and there’s much to be gained from therapy or counselling in Singapore. Counselling services can help you if you’re on the lookout for marriage counselling (this couple found having a child with autism put a strain on their marriage), or whether you’d like to speak to a therapist to help with your self-worth, counselling for postpartum depression, a listening ear for your child or teen, or just someone to help your family navigate life harmoniously.
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Counselling, therapy, psychology: Know the different terms
Where to Find Counselling Services in SG
Counsellor, Psychologist, Psychotherapist: Know the Difference
Confused about the differences between a psychotherapist and a psychologist, counselling or therapy? Here’s a simple breakdown to get you started.
- Counselling vs. therapy: These terms are often used interchangeably, but typically, counselling focuses on problem-solving specific issues that are happening to you in the present and is usually applied for shorter terms than therapy.
- Psychotherapy: This long-term, in-depth solution zooms into a wider range of issues, and involves dissecting your past experiences and childhood to find answers for your current behavioural patterns and issues.
- Psychotherapist: This umbrella term applies to any professional trained to treat people for their mental health, and can encompass psychiatrists, counselling and clinical psychologists.
- Psychiatrists: These mental health experts have a medical degree and specialise in preventing, diagnosing, and treating mental illness. Unlike most psychotherapists, they can also prescribe medication.
- Psychologists: They usually have a Master’s Degree or PhD in psychology and as well as talk therapy, they perform psychological testing and are qualified to do counselling and psychotherapy for mental disorders. A counselling psychologist will tend to work with clients with emotional and social issues, whereas a clinical psychologist will normally work with people suffering from more complex mental health conditions, such as personality disorders and major depressive disorders.
- Counsellors: They typically help clients explore the challenges or difficulties being faced, whether it’s dissatisfaction with life or even a loss of purpose.
Sources: Psychology Today and WebMD
Where to Go for Counselling Services in Singapore
Our roundup of places to get counselling in Singapore isn’t exhaustive, but we hope it’s a good starting point for you to find a therapist that suits your needs. Remember – it is perfectly okay to ask for help.
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White Canvas Therapy
One of the few psychoanalysts in Singapore, Rebecca Versolato of White Canvas Therapy offers psychotherapy through a psychoanalytical approach, ideal to better understand relationships, patterns of behaviour, career crisis, underlying trauma and more. She works with adults, teenagers and also couples. She is also a popular choice for parents looking for parenting advice and guidance, especially for immigration matters, sexuality issues and divorce. Rebecca is an accredited supervisor for psychotherapy and even offers supervision for other peers. While psychoanalysis is not an easy-fix technique, it promotes a deeper understanding to help manage one’s symptoms and outcomes – all in a non-judgmental setting, with calm reflections, honesty and a bit of humour.
White Canvas Therapy, 16 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238965
With a team of multilingual, highly qualified and empathic psychologists and counsellors, Redwood Psychology is equipped to help children, adolescents, adults, couples and families with a wide range of emotional/psychological difficulties. These include depression and anxiety, PTSD, trauma, OCD, postpartum and perinatal depression/anxiety, anger management and violent behaviours, impulse control disorders and more. Redwood Psychology also provides relationship counselling to couples and families struggling with communication and conflict resolution issues. Being client-centric, their clinicians adopt a collaborative approach in crafting out treatment plans to reach clients’ therapeutic goals.
Redwood Psychology, 1 North Bridge Road, High Street Centre, #06-11, Singapore 179094, email@example.com, Tel: (+65) 8885 5424
The team of counsellors and psychologists offers empathetic professional support and guidance for couples, parents-to-be, children, teens, families and individuals. Alliance Counselling offers its clients the highest level of confidential care and support and the right tools to deal with life’s challenges at every stage of life. Each client is carefully assigned to the right therapist, so they feel comfortable and supported in a safe environment. Alliance Counselling has supported clients from more than 60 international cultures, and the multilingual team can conduct sessions in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Hindi and Dutch. In addition to counselling services in Singapore (including Marathon Couples Therapy, Single Session Therapy, sexual health and intimacy services and pre-postnatal services), the team also partners with educational institutions and offers clinical supervision, corporate workshops & EAP and psychological assessments (including ADHD assessments for teens and adults and gender identity assessments). Alliance Counselling also has a new office in the East Coast, as well as two offices in Cluny Court. Alliance Counselling offers many free monthly support groups.
Alliance Counselling, 501 Bukit Timah Road #04-03 & #03-02, Cluny Court Singapore 259760, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: (+65) 6466 8120
All in the Family Counselling
Tammy Fontana is a US-trained mental health therapist specialising in relationships. She successfully helps individuals and couples with relationship issues ranging from communication, sex and intimacy, to conflict management and parenting. She can help couples navigate issues around divorce. Ms. Fontana works with individuals with anxiety, depression, fraud and imposter syndrome as well as relationship and boundaries issues. She specialises in difficult cases and those with complex developmental trauma from difficult childhoods. Ms. Fontana helps couples and individuals through specialised retreats and intensives as well as group retreats. In achieving a complete and rounded life, she provides solo travel therapy trips. Ms. Fontana has trained with some of the powerhouses in the mental health field to help her clients, including Dr. Marty Klein, Dr. Denisa Legac and many others. Now, she has developed an online portal to help clients achieve success and get 24/7 support at www.mynewbeginningsclub.com. Her rates start from $250/50 minutes, with packages available.
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Relationship & Clinical Sex Therapist, All in the Family Counselling, 60 Paya Lebar Road, #11-06, Singapore 049051, email@example.com, Tel: (+65) 9030 7239
The Counselling Place
The Counselling Place was founded in 2006 by its Director, Ms Ho Shee Wai, who comes with more than 25 years of clinical experience in community settings, educational institutions, and private practices. Shee Wai is one of the only marriage therapists in Singapore who has the specialised skills of working with couples in which one partner is struggling with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis (e.g. ADHD, Asperger, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Alcoholism, Sex Addiction, etc). Their international team of psychologists, counsellors, and coaches specialise in issues affecting women in all life stages, including stress and anger management, anxiety, depression, infertility, pregnancy, postpartum depression, adoption, trauma, sexual assault and more in multi-languages: English, Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu/Indonesia and Cantonese. They are able to support children, teenagers, individual adults, couples and families on a large number of issues such as behaviours and learning challenges, life transition, career guidance, relationship conflicts, and more. They take an integrated approach with their counselling, drawing from established therapeutic approaches, including acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), family system therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). They offer convenient 24/7 online booking for virtual or in person appointments 7 days a week
The Counselling Place, 105 Cecil Street, #11-00, The Octagon, Singapore 069534 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dynamics Psychological Practice
Dynamics Psychological Practice is a team of registered psychologists dedicated to evidence-based and compassionate care. Our therapists are highly trained and accredited, ensuring the highest standards of quality service. Utilizing approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), our therapists incorporate mindfulness to enhance the therapeutic experience. We follow a holistic Bio-psycho-social approach to address the mental health and well-being of individuals and groups. Our comprehensive services include psycho-educational and diagnostic assessments, allowing us to identify and diagnose Neurodevelopmental Disorders like ADHD, ASD, specific learning disorders such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. Our expertise is best suited for children, adolescents, and adults facing psychological and learning challenges, traumatic experiences, or concerns about their well-being and relationships. We also offer child Counselling services alongside Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Skills classes, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Educational Therapy, an inclusive and special education primary school, and an Early Intervention Program under the umbrella of services at Dynamics Therapy Group.
Dynamics Psychological Practice, 583 Orchard Road #15-02 Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884, Tel: (+65) 6100 9235 / 9380 6207 (WhatsApp), email@example.com
Elephant Therapy & Training
With extensive experience in caring for private clients in Singapore since 2013, Elephant Therapy is dedicated to providing psychological treatment and counselling in Singapore for problems ranging from the everyday to complex emotional, behavioural or relationship challenges. Elephant’s counselling and therapy services seek to support adults, children, adolescents, couples and families from all walks of life. In addition to their counselling and therapy services, they also offer coaching, workshops, extensive Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP), and executive corporate coaching. They specialise in supporting people impacted by a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, grief, trauma, challenging life transitions, work-related difficulties, sexuality, gender identity and more. Complimentary “chemistry” consultations are also available for those who wish to meet one of the team before proceeding.
Elephant Therapy & Training, 87 Club Street, #03-01, Singapore 069455, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: (+65) 6224 1545
Encompassing Therapy and Counselling
Couples and individuals going through life transitions or existential crises often find a safe space at Encompassing Therapy and Counselling. Founded by Dr Magdalen Cheng, the practice is one of the few in Asia that specialises solely in existential psychotherapy. The centre’s philosophy of care is founded on the belief that mental health is not only for those who feel helpless. Instead, it is a tool for anyone experiencing problems or facing concerns in their daily life. Dr Magdalen believes that clients are the ultimate experts of their own lives, and existential therapy is a collaborative endeavour to help you build inner resources and skills that will help you regain authenticity and control over your professional and personal lives. The journey towards authenticity begins not when you start therapy but rather, at the point when you first consider trying it. Chemistry sessions with both in-person and online options available, are offered at the practice to help you discern what therapy means to you before committing further. Customised experiential group work and workshops are also offered to healthcare professionals and individuals who are interested to learn more about existential psychology and practice.
Encompassing Therapy and Counselling, 16 Mohamed Sultan Road, #06-02, Singapore 238965
In Focus Counseling & Therapy Services
Started in 2004, In Focus Counseling & Therapy Services has been providing counselling and psychotherapy services in Singapore to help people facing personal emotional and behavioural struggles, as well as relationship or family challenges. The team has between them more than 20 years of experience, and are well-placed to help those facing struggles ranging from depression to anxiety, stress, anger issues, grief and loss issues, identity crisis, life transition challenges, traumatic experiences and relationship problems. Built on the belief in empowering clients and helping them realise their potential, In Focus provides a safe space conducive to collaborative counselling and therapeutic work. The key is to journey towards deeper self-understanding, acceptance, healing, reconciliation, growth and learning to help clients progress towards the life they desire. Attention is given to customising therapy for each client, drawing from a variety of counselling and therapeutic approaches. As registered professional counsellors and therapists with Singapore professional body, the counsellors here hold professional standards in ensuring quality of care to all who come through their door. Their counselling and psychotherapy services in Singapore cater for individuals, couples, youth and families regardless of background, ethnicity, nationality, marital status and also to LGBTQ+ individuals. Leadership training, coaching and Employees Assistance Programmes are also available.
In Focus Counseling and Therapy, 150 Orchard Road, #08-06, Singapore 238841, email@example.com, Tel: (+65) 8725 9303 (Sessions are strictly by appointment only, no walk-ins)
A licensed marriage and family therapist from California, Anita Barot’s expertise includes couples and family counselling, depression and anxiety management, women’s issues (separation/divorce, self-esteem, body image, career, etc) and more. She believes that therapy is a journey involving both the client and therapist, and it involves building trust, skill and hard work. Her caring and honest approach has helped many people, and she works with you – based on your mental health and life history – so your life choices offer happiness, and fulfilment, helping you achieve your life goals. She offers a safe space in which to explore your feelings, allowing you to let go of past wounds and find productive coping mechanisms to deal with tough challenges. Anita’s background has also enabled her to work well with expats and third culture children who are dealing with multiple moves and grief, helping them find meaning and connection in a new country.
Lotus Psychotherapy, 10 Winstedt Road, #01-04, Singapore, 227977, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: (+65) 9177 9326
Scott Psychological Centre
Scott Psychological Centre provides psychological and academic assessment, psychotherapy, and counselling services. Their team of experienced psychologists and psychotherapists are well-equipped to help you with a variety of emotional or psychological difficulties. Ms. Irena Constantin is an Educational Psychologist and Family Therapist with extensive experience with learning and socio-emotional difficulties experienced by teenagers and young adults in school and work. She is passionate about working with children or teenagers struggling to integrate in schools and at home. Clinical psychologist Ms. Judy Yap has a passion for identifying and understanding neurodevelopmental problems and learning difficulties (e.g. ADHD, Dyslexia, etc.) in children. Using appropriate assessment tools, she can provide an insightful educational assessment of the child. Ms. Lanurse Chen is a counselling psychologist who works extensively with adults presented with OCD, trauma, grief, and chronic health issues. Psychotherapist Ms. Rebecca Wright works on LGBT issues, PTSD or Complex PTSD, post-natal depression, and is Gottman trained in couple counselling. Clinical Psychologist Ms. Chua Kah Lin uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema Therapy for clients whose issues are rooted in a more complex or traumatic past with the aim of experiencing more fulfilling relationships and meeting life goals.
Scott Psychological Centre, 360 Orchard Road, #10-10, International Building, Singapore 238869, email@example.com, Tel: (+65) 6733 8919
AWARE (Association of Women for Action and Research)
AWARE is Singapore’s leading gender equality advocacy group, providing counselling services in Singapore as well as advocacy and training. Anyone can call AWARE’s helpline for emotional support and direction to AWARE’s counselling services and further resources.
AWARE, Tel: 1-800-777-5555 (weekdays, 10am – 6pm)
Body with Soul Singapore
Body with Soul dispenses a holistic approach to wellness, which includes counselling in Singapore alongside medical and nutritional support. Clinical psychologist Shri uses a scientific, integrated model based on neuroscience and tailored to client needs, drawing on the strengths of different approaches such as cognitive-behaviour therapy, attachment theory and positive psychology.
Catering to children, youths and their families, CARE Singapore offers support through individualised counselling in Singapore, case work management and group work. The counsellors and therapists here work closely with parents, teachers and the community at large to help enhance their clients’ way of life. CARE Singapore also offers counselling services to individuals or families experiencing emotional, psychological, relationship and marital issues
CARE Singapore, 428 Pasir Ris Drive 6 #01-21 Singapore 510428
The Center for Psychology
This counselling service in Singapore provides evidence-based therapy for children, adolescents and adults. Helmed by highly trained and fully committed individuals who provide quality psychological consultations and counselling in Singapore, the team here uses the latest clinical tools and methodologies to advance your mental health, and your emotional, spiritual and behavioural wellbeing. Some of the counselling services on offer at The Center for Psychology include emotionally focused couples therapy, trauma-informed therapy, art psychotherapy and early intervention for autism and other related disorders.
The Center for Psychology, 491B River Valley Rd, #04-01, Valley Point Office Tower, Singapore 248373
Clarity Singapore is a charitable organisation endorsed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore, that provides resources and support to persons struggling with mental health issues and offers counselling to support women who are experiencing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders with the goal of empowering them to live fulfilling lives. Read the self-care tips to help mamas with their mental health by Joyce Charley, Senior Mental Health Counsellor, at Clarity Singapore here.
Clarity Singapore, Block 854 Yishun Ring Road, #01-3511, Singapore 760854
Art psychotherapist, author and doctoral researcher Dr. Huma Durrani provides art psychotherapy to children with developmental and behavioural problems, psychological and emotional issues relating to autism and learning difficulties.
Counselling and Care Centre
This non-governmental, non-profit organisation offers quality counselling services and psychological counselling in Singapore. Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) are also available.
Counselling and Care Centre, Blk 536 Upper Cross Street, #05-241 Hong Lim Complex, 050536
Dr. Glenn Graves’ name comes up a lot when you ask for a recommended psychologist in Singapore – particularly for men. Dr. Graves holds a PhD in Psychology and provides counselling in Singapore on a variety of issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder, anger management, anxiety, stress, alcohol abuse, marital conflicts and divorce, sex addiction, sexual abuse and more.
Counselling Perspective, multiple locations in Singapore
CPH Online Counselling
If you’re struggling with family or marital problems, then you can speak to a counsellor via live chat (available on weekdays from 9am to 6pm) or drop an email with your enquiries instead. The website also has a handy FAQ guide if you’re new to online counselling in Singapore.
Fernhill Psychology and Counselling
Serving both Singaporeans and expatriates from all walks of life, the Fernhill team offers psychological services, meditation, coaching and counselling in Singapore in multiple languages. Ensuring that therapy is accessible and ethical, the therapists at Fernhill counsel individuals, couples and families from all walks of life, and at all times strive to be empathic, compassionate and safe. They work with a whole range of issues, from depression and anxiety to relationship issues, trauma and personality disorders. Their team provides both in-person and online therapy and counselling sessions.
Fernhill Psychology and Counselling, 27 Woking Road, Wessex Estate, Singapore 138705
Incontact Counselling and Training
Spearheaded by two psychotherapists, what sets Incontact apart is the diversity of their experience. Their practice is thoroughly multicultural and rooted in grassroots community care, due to their experience and engagement with the local community services and welfare organisations. With reciprocity in mind, Incontact has scaled its practice to work with individuals, couples, and families in private settings as well as multinational companies. To date, Incontact has helped clientele with social issues, workplace problems, mental health issues, LGBTQIA+ struggles, trauma, sexual assault and more.
Incontact Counselling and Training, 7 Maxwell Rd, #04-04, Annexe B, MND Complex, Singapore 069111
International Counselling & Psychology Centre (ICPC)
The team of counsellors, psychologists and professional therapists at International Counselling & Psychology Centre (ICPC) provides supportive mental health services for children, adolescents, couples and families to address a variety of mental health issues. Their team offers counselling services in Singapore to meet the various needs of the community, whether at home, in school or in the work environment. ICPC can help address issues such as depression, infidelity, eating disorders, anger and weight management, addictions and third culture kids, self-harm and stress, and much more.
International Counselling & Psychology Centre, 360 Orchard Road, #06-08 International Building, Singapore 238869
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
The psychiatrists here are qualified to diagnose and treat a range of psychiatric and mental health disorders. Other areas of specialisation include addiction, anger management, eating disorders, PTSD and more.
Mount Elizabeth Hospital, 3 Mount Elizabeth Singapore 228510
MSF Family Services Centres
Family Service Centres (FSCs) are key community-based support centres for individuals and families in need. FSCs are staffed with social workers and other professionals to provide a helping hand. Anyone, regardless of age, race, language or religion, can benefit from FSC services. There are currently 43 such centres in Singapore.
Dr. Oberdan Marianetti
As a qualified psychologist and clinical sexologist, Dr. Oberdan works with individuals, couples, business owners and leaders to live a more purposeful life and enhance their sense of fulfilment and satisfaction. He works with individuals and couples on matters ranging from sexual identity and orientation to sexual function and education.
The Other Clinic
The Other Clinic is committed to offering good quality psychological services thanks to its friendly team of professional counsellors and psychologists supporting mental wellness. The Other Clinic offers a safe space where tending to your mental well-being is as natural as tending to your physical health. The multilingual, multicultural team is dedicated to providing an evidence-based international approach to mental health with you. They are proud to be LGBTQ+ allies and to work closely with schools, psychiatrists, GPs and other allied health professionals.
The Other Clinic, 35 Lorong 23 Geylang, Singapore 388369
Padma Jairam is a psychotherapist, counselling psychologist, and life coach in Singapore. She does individual, family, couples therapy, and group therapy, and also provides LGBTQIAP+ counselling services. Padma is particularly passionate about helping those who struggle with trauma, personality disorders, sexual behaviours, and any offending behaviour. She speaks English, Malay, Tamil, Bahasa Indonesia and simple conversational Mandarin.
Padma Jairam, 50 Raffles Place, 37th Floor, Singapore 048623
Founded by Dr. Munidasa Winslow, a renowned expert in the addiction field, Promises Healthcare now has 49 psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists, each offering counselling in Singapore for addiction and mental health treatment and recovery.
Promises Healthcare, #09-23, Novena Medical Centre, 10 Sinaran Drive, Singapore 307506
The Psychology Blossom team are qualified to help you with individual and couples therapy, child and family therapy and marriage counselling in Singapore. Clients are ushered into cosy, welcoming spaces that are non-judgmental, and sessions may take place over a few weeks or months, depending on your needs. The psychologists and therapists here enable you to evolve into your own therapist by equipping you with the right techniques and coping methods. Click here to read about one of our team’s experience with Psychology Blossom.
Psychology Blossom, 308 Tanglin Road #02-15, Phoenix Park, Singapore 247974
The Psychology Practice
The Psychology Practice’s LGBTQ-friendly team of clinical psychologists and psychotherapists have well over a decade of experience in providing focused and respectful, specialist psychological services to meet your needs. Sensitive to the individual and cultural needs of Singaporeans and expatriates, TPP therapists are well-versed in the assessment and treatment of mental health issues. TPP also offers face-to-face or teleconsultation individual therapy for clients across the lifespan from children through adolescents to older adult populations. In addition, they offer therapy for couples and in group settings. Their team of clinical psychologists also conduct formal psychometric assessments that range from parenting capacity to personality and cognitive assessments for IQ, ADHD, autism and more.
The Psychology Practice, 318 Tanglin Rd, #01-57, Phoenix Park, Singapore 247979, www.thepsychpractice.com
Psychotherapist Rebecca Wright draws widespread praise for being such a caring therapist and counsellor. Rebecca has practised as a psychotherapist & counsellor in various countries and offers counselling in Singapore for LGBTQIAP+ issues, postnatal depression, childhood or adult trauma, eating disorders and more.
Rebecca Wright, www.catalystcounselling.com.sg
Established in 1973, SACAC Counselling is the oldest and one of the largest mental health practices in Singapore. It offers counselling, psychotherapy support, psychometric and personality assessment services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Their well-qualified and experienced team works with the broader community of doctors, psychiatrists, dieticians, educators, and other specialists, adopting a holistic approach to mental health.
SACAC Counselling, 15 Scotts Road, #09-04, Thong Teck Building, Singapore 228218, www.sacac.sg
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