The need for individual counselling at our counselling centre in Singapore may be the result of a difficult life situation, challenges with significant relationships or the inability to find a solution for an individual’s problems. It is not necessary to have a diagnosis or know exactly what you want help on when contacting a counsellor. If you are feeling unsatisfied with your life’s current situation or direction, your therapist and you can work together to determine the best focus for therapy and course of action. As a counselling centre in Singapore, we are able to help adults on a wide variety of issues using evidence-based therapeutic interventions. We provide counselling services for depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues for persons at our centre in Singapore.
According to Dr. William Glasser, happiness or mental health is enjoying the life you are choosing to live, getting along well with the people near and dear to you, doing something with your life you believe is worthwhile, and not doing anything to deprive anyone else of the same chance for happiness.
Mentally healthy people don’t accept unhappiness but rather see it as a warning sign that something needs to change, and a person may choose to enlist the help of a professionally trained counsellor for their individual counselling sessions. Also, individual counselling at our centre in Singapore can help a person look inward to see what needs to change, find solutions and build skills to address their problem.
Clinical Terms for Real Problems: Anxiety, Depression, Anger problems, Frustration, compulsive eating, masturbating or self-harm are all symptoms of being terribly unhappy. Whatever you call it, most people just want relief from the feelings that go with these labels. Our individual counselling in Singapore can help you with your unhappiness regardless of what you call it. We provide practical, concrete help so that even after one session, most clients will feel better and have more hope.
Types of Individual Counselling
Individual counselling encompasses various therapeutic approaches tailored to address personal challenges and promote emotional well-being. Here are the common types of individual counselling in Singapore:
- Depression Counselling: This type of counselling focuses on understanding the causes and symptoms of depression and developing strategies to manage and alleviate its effects.
- Anxiety Counselling: Anxiety counselling works on managing and coping with excessive worry and anxiety. Techniques like exposure therapy and cognitive restructuring are often used to help clients confront and navigate their fears.
- Stress Management Counselling: This type of counselling teaches individuals how to identify stressors, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and build resilience to manage the challenges of daily life better.
- Substance Abuse Counselling: Substance abuse counselling assists individuals in overcoming addiction and substance use disorders. It encompasses various approaches, including motivational interviewing and relapse prevention strategies.
- Eating Disorder Counselling: This involves specialised counselling for individuals struggling with eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder. It focuses on addressing disordered eating patterns, body image issues, and underlying emotional factors.
- Bipolar Disorder Counselling: Private counselling with individuals with bipolar disorder involves managing mood fluctuations and developing strategies to prevent manic and depressive episodes.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Counselling: This type of counselling assists individuals in managing intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. Exposure and response prevention is a common technique used to alleviate OCD symptoms.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counselling: PTSD counselling aims to help individuals recover from the effects of trauma by addressing symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, and hypervigilance.
- Grief Counselling: Grief counselling provides support to individuals coping with the loss of a loved one. It helps them navigate the grieving process and find ways to honour their emotions while moving forward.
- Self-Esteem and Confidence Counselling: This type of individual counselling focuses on building a positive self-image, boosting self-confidence, and developing healthier self-perceptions.
- Anger Management Counselling: Anger management counselling teaches individuals how to recognise and control anger in constructive ways, enhancing communication and relationship skills.
- Suicide Prevention and Intervention: Individuals at risk of suicide or struggling with suicidal thoughts may require specialised counselling, which involves crisis intervention, safety planning, and ongoing support.
How Our Individual Counselling Services Will Benefit You
While confiding in loved ones is a valid approach to addressing mental well-being challenges, seeking help from a trained private counsellor often yields even better results. They can offer impartial and specialised support and guidance that friends and family are not equipped to provide.
At All in the Family Counselling, our private counsellor can help give you the skills and tools to regain internal control, stop blaming others and help you find your path to happiness. They have a Master’s Degree with at least 6+ years of training in providing counselling services for depression and anxiety in Singapore and/or abroad. Our professional counsellor has also passed the national exams and continues their education with courses and expert supervision from reputable names in the industry. With their experience and knowledge, they can help you stop self-defeating patterns and improve important relationships.
A common misconception is that individual counselling services are only necessary for those diagnosed with mental disorders. Although individuals with such conditions should consult therapists regularly, anyone can benefit from the insights of a private counsellor and personal therapy. Support is available for a wide spectrum of challenges, spanning from relationship issues and work-related concerns to struggles with self-esteem.
All in the Family Counselling Provides Individual Counselling Services in Singapore For:
- Women’s Counselling Services
- Men’s Counselling Services
- Marriage and Relationship Counselling
- Surviving Infidelity Counselling
- Sex and Intimacy Help
- Pre Marriage Counselling
- Getting Ready for a Baby
- Grief and Loss
- Anger Management
- Anger Issues
Book a Consultation
Should you require individual counselling services, feel free to reach out to our centre in Singapore. We will assist you and help frame goals and outcomes of therapy and what that would look like to achieve it.
What to Expect on Your First Individual Counselling
After scheduling an appointment with our private counsellor in Singapore, we will send you an assessment form that we ask you to fill out and send back. Our form will ask for your personal and medical information, as well as the reasons behind your decision to pursue counselling. Following this, we will arrange an initial assessment meeting. The purpose of this session is to determine your counselling objectives and provide a direction for our upcoming sessions.
Once your goals have been established, your private counsellor will then ask questions and re-deliver back what you have said to them so that you can gain a new perspective on a situation. Through this process, your therapist assists you in re-evaluating your beliefs, actions and thoughts in a way for you to ultimately decide what to do next.
Know that individual counselling is a collaborative process between you and the therapist. We are genuinely invested in understanding your worries and offer a top-tier level of private care.
To learn more about what happens during individual counselling sessions at our centre in Singapore and how change occurs, please read our informative article on Demystifying the Process of Change in Counselling.
About Our Individual Counsellor in Singapore
Our counsellor, Ms. Tammy Fontana, offers her expertise in individual counselling, drawing upon a foundation of clinical training and an impressive eight-year counselling career. Her specialisation in working with children and families underscores her comprehensive approach to fostering lasting change in the community.
Her experience in the field of counselling includes significant roles at distinguished organisations such as Aware.org, Alife, The Star Shelter, Singapore Anti-Narcotic Association, and Simei Health Care. Moreover, she engages in intensive child-client treatment within residential care, facilitated by her close collaboration with MCYS.
Notably, Ms. Fontana’s dedication and expertise have been recognised through her passage of the US National Counsellor EXAM (NCE), earning her the esteemed title of a Nationally Certified Counsellor (NCC) in the USA. She also successfully completed her 3000-hour clinical practicum and internship under the seasoned guidance of a senior US licensed Counsellor (LPC).
Currently, she holds an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from the esteemed Capella University, an institution approved by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programmes (CACREP). Her journey is one of empowerment, education, and a heartfelt desire to catalyse positive change. With her, clients find a compassionate partner, a skilled guide, and an unwavering advocate on their path toward well-being and growth.
Frequently Asked Questions About Individual Counselling in Singapore
How is private counselling conducted?
Our private counselling can take place in our centre in Singapore or through a video conferencing platform if you prefer online counselling. During sessions, you’ll engage in conversations with our professional counsellor, who will help you explore your thoughts, emotions, and challenges. The therapist will then employ various therapeutic techniques to assist you in understanding and addressing your concerns effectively.
Will what I share in the individual counselling session be kept confidential?
Confidentiality is a fundamental aspect of counselling. What you discuss in sessions will always be kept private between you and our individual counsellor. Generally, our professional counsellor is bound by ethical and legal guidelines to maintain confidentiality unless there’s a risk of harm to you or others. Also, our individual counsellor is bound by the trust established between both of you, so you will always have a secure space to share your thoughts, beliefs and feelings.
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Seeking therapy isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s an act of strength and self-care. Everyone faces challenges, and reaching out for help demonstrates your courage to address these challenges constructively. Individual counsellors provide guidance, tools, and insights to help you navigate difficulties, develop coping skills, and promote personal growth. It’s a positive step towards enhancing your overall well-being.
How long is each session?
Individual counselling sessions typically last around 50 to 100 minutes. This time frame allows for meaningful discussions while also ensuring that you have sufficient time to process your thoughts and work collaboratively with your counsellor.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
During individual counselling sessions, you’ll engage in open conversations with your private counsellor. They will listen actively, ask questions, and guide you in exploring your feelings, thoughts, and experiences. You and your counsellor work together to set goals and address challenges. Your active participation is key; by sharing honestly, being open to feedback, and practising techniques outside sessions, you’ll make the most of the therapeutic process. Therapy is a partnership aimed at helping you achieve your goals and enhance your emotional well-being.