Couples, whether married or in a committed relationship, can benefit from marriage counselling with our team of experienced marriage counsellors and therapists. Gain help that resolves relationship conflicts, increases sexual intimacy, improves emotional intimacy, and strengthens communication. Our long-term relationship and marital counselling services in Singapore are focused on helping you develop the skills to create a healthy, flourishing relationship. We integrate the theories and methodologies of Dr. Gottman on Choice Theory and Attachment Theory. With our therapies, couples can observe small yet effective changes in a short period of time. Based on our experience, our marriage counselling services require 4-6 sessions only. Occasionally, further work may be required to increase the couple’s functionality and to improve communication skills – in these situations, our marriage counsellors in Singapore will be sure to guide you through your subsequent sessions of relationship counselling.
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Share Your Burden: Seek Marital Counselling in Singapore
If you are desperate to save your marriage but your spouse doesn’t want to attend marital counselling, you can attend relationship counselling on your own at All in the Family Counselling (Singapore). You have 100% control over your half of the relationship. By doing something different and probably more effective, you force a change in their reaction because you are behaving differently. This is often more effective than trying to force someone to attend counselling.
Also helpful to understand why you don’t need your partner: How you define the problem may ensure you don’t solve it.
We are happy to speak with you about our approach or answer any questions you may have about couple counselling services in Singapore, do not hesitate to email us. Alternatively, you can view Client Case Studies For Couple Therapy in Singapore.
Common Reasons Singaporean Couples Seek Marriage Counselling
- Emotional Unhappiness/lack of love in relationship
- Communication Issues
- Divorce/Separation Concerns
- Desire to Improve the Relationship
- Arguments/Anger Management Issues
- Sex/Physical Affection Differences
- Conflict escalation without resolution
- Lack of Emotional Intimacy
- Lack of Sexual Intimacy
- Conflict problems
Marital Counselling Services for Sex & Intimacy Problems
One of the reasons couples seek counselling for marriage problems in Singapore is due to issues pertaining to sex and intimacy. These two terms are not the same but can be understood differently between partners. This may lead to different expectations of sex and intimacy in marriages. Other factors that may lead to sex and intimacy issues include childbearing, work stress and even religious beliefs. We provide a comprehensive explanation of these issues and find solutions through our couple counselling and sex therapy sessions in Singapore.
Couple Counselling Pre & Post Marriage
In Singapore, our marriage counselling services not only extend to couples already married for a period of time but also those who are about to tie the knot or had recently done so. These couples pre-marriage counselling sessions are useful for soon-to-be wedded couples and newlyweds looking to develop relationship skills that will nurture a successful marriage. A strong marriage requires a good relationship, and strong communication skills, as well as a smooth and painless means of conflict resolution – we can help grow these with our pre-marriage and post-marital counselling services.
When unmarried couples are in love, it is very easy to overlook nascent issues that show signs of it being problematic. While planning to get married, no one wants to think about future problems in communication, sexual intimacy, or conflict. However, a mature approach to marriage is to realise that love can only sustain a relationship so far and that a successful marriage is dependent on a couple’s ability to manage their differences successfully. Couples who have yet to marry need effective communication skills to ensure a happy marriage and a good marriage counsellor can ensure these.
The global rate of divorce by the seventh year of a relationship is 50%; for second marriages, the divorce rate is 70%. Clearly, couples can benefit from learning more effective relationship skills for a happy, long, and successful marriage through counselling. Don’t become a statistic, but instead, work with our team in Singapore to develop the skills for a successful marriage with our counselling therapists.
Our marriage counsellor will teach you how to satisfy the needs of each person in a relationship. Unlike most therapy sessions that just show your incompatibility, the couples counselling services we provide in Singapore (which you can also engage with us from anywhere in the world via our online counselling and therapy service platforms) teach you effective skills to manage expectations, conflict, and communication.
Topics covered In Our Couple Counselling in Singapore
Our couples counselling sessions conducted in Singapore cover several topics in great detail. They include:
- Communication issues
- Expectations management
- Conflict management
- Problem solving skills enhancement
- Understanding the impact of perception of your partner
Pre-marriage relationship counselling helps couples clarify and define a common relationship foundation from which to make relationship goals and decisions. Our clients in Singapore have benefited from marriage communication skills that have helped them avoid common negative relationship traps. Our marital counselling services are provided by is a certified Choice Theory therapist and has completed marriage counselling training with Dr. Gottman, from the Gottman’s Institute – renowned for its marriage counsellors and leading relationship researchers.
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Couple Counselling Following Infidelity
A couple faced with the realisation that one partner has had an affair whether sexual or emotional (via the internet, porn, or sex-texting) is in real crisis. Cheating in the relationship or cheating in a marriage is something that causes great pain and disruption to the marriage. The partner who has discovered the marriage or relationship cheating can almost meet the criteria for post-traumatic stress syndrome unless help is sought immediately.
A relationship can survive cheating; however, it requires work and commitment from both parties to want to save the relationship. Our excellent Expat Marriage Counsellor uses integrative approaches from Choice Psychology, Gottman’s Couple Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to work through the cheating. Through counselling for cheating spouse-related issues, partners can establish a new platform to build trust and engage in building a new healthier, and improved relationship. If your relationship has faced a cheating crisis, contact our centre in Singapore to find out how we can help you by calling 9030 7239 or emailing us.
Infertility Couple Counselling
Couple counselling services by our therapists in Singapore before starting infertility treatments have been found to be an effective measure against the ensuing stress and anxiety that arise from treatments – it can help protect and stabilise the marriage. In many countries, undergoing counselling is a mandatory part of infertility treatments. Our expat marriage counsellor will help couples learn good communications skills to resolve the many stressful and difficult issues they will face on the journey to having a baby.
For married couples finding themselves engaging in infertility treatments and dealing with the realities of infertility, a common consequence is distress in the relationship or marriage. Infertility is a private matter and often, a couple can only turn to each other. When a couple faces a disconnect in the urgency of the problem or how each person communicates their concerns, unhappiness, isolation, and disconnection can follow. A good expat marriage counsellor can be an excellent resource for strengthening your marriage during these difficult times.
When to go for marriage counselling in Singapore?
Even when couples face doubts in their marriage or relationship, they may hesitate to go for couples counselling until it’s too late and the relationship has fully broken down beyond repair, or hurtful things have been said. Couples don’t need to be facing ultimatums such as separation or divorce before going for relationship counselling. Here are some of the situations where couples counselling could strengthen and repair the bond and trust between you and your partner:
- Trust issues after an affair: An extramarital affair can be a significant jolt to the foundation of a relationship. It’s a situation that is fraught with feelings of betrayal, hurt, and confusion. Repairing the trust broken by an affair is no easy task. With the guidance of an experienced marriage counsellor, couples can navigate these complex emotions and work on rebuilding trust. The journey of reconciliation can be challenging, but professional counselling for marriage problems can be an invaluable resource during these times.
- Being together just for the kids: It’s an all-too-common scenario where couples stay together only because of their children. However, children are intuitive, and they can sense when their parents aren’t happy. Instead of providing a stable environment, this can lead to further complications in the family dynamics. Marital counselling services can help couples in Singapore determine the best path forward, whether it’s working on their relationship or finding amicable ways to co-parent.
- Poor communication between a couple: Communication is the lifeblood of any relationship. When couples find it challenging to express their feelings, needs, or concerns, it can lead to misunderstandings and feelings of isolation. A marriage counsellor can offer techniques and strategies to improve communication skills, ensuring that both partners feel heard and understood. Remember, good communication isn’t just about talking; it’s also about listening.
- Frequent conflicts over simple things: It’s natural for couples to have disagreements. However, if you find yourselves fighting over trivial matters frequently, it might indicate deeper underlying issues. These continuous conflicts can worsen over time, taking a toll on the emotional well-being of both partners. By seeking relationship counselling in Singapore, couples can identify the root causes of these frequent disagreements and learn more effective conflict-resolution strategies.
- Feeling the need to avoid each other: When partners feel more at ease away from each other than together, it’s a significant red flag. This emotional distance can stem from various reasons, from unresolved conflicts to changing life goals. Whatever the reason, it’s essential to address these feelings. Marriage counselling provides a safe space for couples to explore these feelings and find ways to reconnect.
Understanding when to seek marriage counselling can be pivotal in nurturing a lasting relationship. Recognising the signs of a struggling relationship and being proactive in seeking help can be transformative. Whether you’re grappling with trust issues, communication barriers, or feeling the weight of constant conflict, our marriage counselling services in Singapore offer the expertise to help couples find their way back to a harmonious relationship. If any of these signs resonate with you, don’t hesitate to reach out to our marriage counsellor.
What to expect at our marriage counselling services?
Choosing to attend marriage counselling services is a commendable step towards nurturing, strengthening, or even saving your relationship. At All in the Family, we understand that this decision may come with anxiety and uncertainty, along with feelings of guilt, shame, or taboo. However, many would also agree that the desire to rebuild your relationship outweighs these more negative sentiments. To further alleviate these feelings and fears, let’s shed light on what you can expect during our marriage counselling sessions in Singapore.
- Understanding the History of the Relationship: Every love story is unique, and understanding its roots and journey is vital. During the initial marriage counselling sessions, our qualified marriage counsellor will delve into the timeline of your relationship. By exploring significant milestones, shared experiences, and moments of both joy and conflict, we can gain a comprehensive perspective on what has transpired to result in the present-day situation. This allows us to address the relationship’s dynamics and the patterns that may have contributed to current challenges.
- Identifying the Stressor of the Relationship: Often, couples can feel overwhelmed by a plethora of issues without being able to pinpoint the main stressor. Through our counselling for marriage problems in Singapore, we work collaboratively to identify these stress points. Whether it’s financial concerns, trust issues, or communication breakdowns, recognising these primary stressors is pivotal. This targeted approach ensures that we’re addressing the root cause, rather than just the symptoms of discord.
- Overcoming the Conflicting Points: Disagreements are a natural aspect of any relationship. However, when they remain unresolved, they can quickly snowball into major points of conflict and deep-seated resentment further disrupting love, intimacy, and communication. During our relationship counselling sessions, couples are provided with effective tools and strategies to navigate these contentious issues. By promoting open communication, empathy, and mutual respect, our marriage counsellor helps couples find common ground and resolve these conflicting points. Instead of avoiding challenging topics, couples are empowered to face them head-on, fostering growth and understanding.
- Setting Agreements and Achieving Closure: For many couples, closure on past grievances and a clear path forward are vital. As part of our comprehensive marriage counselling approach, we work with couples to set clear agreements, boundaries, and expectations. These agreements are tailored to each couple’s unique needs, ensuring that both partners feel valued, heard, and understood. With these agreements in place, couples can move forward with a renewed sense of purpose and direction.
In summary, our marital counselling sessions at All in the Family are designed to provide a holistic approach to relationship healing and strengthening. By understanding your shared history, identifying primary stressors, addressing points of conflict, and establishing clear agreements, we aim to offer couples the best chance at a harmonious and fulfilling relationship moving forward. Our dedication is to support, guide, and empower couples every step of the way, ensuring that love, understanding, and mutual respect remain at the heart of every session. If you’re considering marriage counselling in Singapore, know that we’re here to assist, uplift, and guide you towards a brighter relational future.
Seek Marriage Counselling Services in Singapore
Book an appointment with our marriage counsellor for couple and marital counselling services in Singapore, and we’ll help you frame goals and outcomes of therapy and what that would look like to achieve it. Alternatively, you can contact us to find out how we can help you by calling 9030 7239 or email us.
At All in the Family, the heart of our marital counselling services is our lead therapist, Tammy Fontana, M.S., NCC, CTRT, USA Certified Sex Therapist, Hypnotherapist. With a wealth of experience spanning over a decade, Tammy is not just any US-trained marriage counsellor; she brings a unique blend of academic rigour and empathetic understanding to every session.
Armed with an M.S. in Mental Health Counselling from the CACREP-approved Capella University, USA and further specialised training in varied therapeutic approaches, Tammy is profoundly equipped to guide couples through their journey of relationship counselling in Singapore. Her continued education has given her the qualifications necessary to provide couples therapy related to complicated issues such as addiction, sexual dysfunction, infertility, divorce, and even trauma and attachment issues. She has also completed Level 1 and Level 2 Training in the Gottman Method Couples Counselling, equipping her with skills and techniques from the renowned Gottman Institute.
Her commitment to providing exceptional marriage counselling shines through in her approach, ensuring every couple feels heard, valued, and understood. With Tammy, couples are in competent and caring hands. Discover more about Tammy Fontana’s qualifications and the passion she brings to All in the Family’s counselling approach.
Frequently Asked Questions About Marital Counselling in Singapore
What is the success rate of marriage counselling?
The success rate of marriage counselling varies widely based on individual circumstances, the expertise of the counsellor, the dedication of the couples involved, and the couple’s desired end-goals for therapy. While there isn’t a universal percentage, many couples experience significant improvements in communication, understanding, and overall relationship satisfaction after undergoing therapy. The ultimate success often hinges on the couple’s genuine commitment to the process, their willingness to embrace change, and their consistent effort in applying the strategies and insights gained during the sessions.
Does marriage counselling have to be in person?
No. We offer both in-person and online counselling options to best suit you and your partner’s needs. Our online relationship and marriage counselling sessions are ideal for couples and individuals with highly busy schedules, or who travel frequently or need flexibility in scheduling for any other reason. Sessions will be conducted via Skype or WhatsApp video calls for further convenience, and you can speak to our therapists online even if you’re not currently located in Singapore.
Should I attend the marriage counselling alone or with my partner?
You can attend our marital counselling services alone or with a partner, depending on the circumstances the situation calls for. If both parties are interested in attending couples counselling, we recommend attending together to make the most out of your sessions and build a meaningful dialogue with each other.
If your partner is not interested in attending counselling but you are, attending the sessions on your own could still help you dive into the deeper issues surrounding your marriage or relationship. By attending solo sessions, you are still putting in the work into improving your half of the relationship, and into improving who you are as a person and partner. It is also possible that your partner’s behaviour will change upon seeing you attend counselling sessions on your own; but this is not guaranteed and will vary depending on the individual.