- Do you want to start therapy but find it difficult to locate a qualified therapist in your area?
- Does your travel schedule make it impossible to get into a therapist’s office consistently?
- Do your work hours make it impossible to match your therapist’s work hours?
- Do you want the flexibility to have in-office and online counselling sessions in Singapore and overseas?
- Are you reluctant to build a relationship with a therapist because you may be moving?
- Do you want relationship therapy, but you are in a long-distance relationship or travel so much it makes consistent office appointments difficult?
Work with a Certified Counsellor Through Online Counselling
If all of the difficulties mentioned above sound familiar, you do not have to worry. The online therapy services provided by All in the Family Counselling in Singapore are conducted via Skype or WhatsApp video calls. Which offers the same high-quality therapy as in a physical setting, but with more flexibility – which means you can speak to your therapist online and attend your therapy sessions even if you are not in Singapore.
If you are having concerns regarding online counselling, please carefully read these two documents we have prepared for you:
If you are still having doubts, we recommend watching this video:
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Difference Between In-Office & Online Therapy Services
To put things simply, there is no difference.
Our online therapy services establish a relationship that is developed the same way as it would in an office setting. Technology today affords people the ability to have high-quality interactions. The interactions and interventions are the same. One advantage is that there are fewer disruptions during online therapy sessions, as there is more flexibility when scheduling sessions. The working relationship is the same whether in office or over video call. You will be able to attend an online counselling session in Singapore or anywhere else in the world.
As with all therapy, our first session will be an intake and goal-setting session. We discuss your goals and desired outcomes. We discuss what is required from you. You’ll receive a therapy agreement and then we’ll schedule the next session. You’ll be encouraged to write down what you have learned and plan for your next appointment. Similar to in-office therapy, there will be homework to accomplish between sessions. If you get a package, you’ll also get access to our portal for support and education in between sessions.
Benefits of Online Therapy Services
Online counselling in Singapore has rapidly gained traction, as it seamlessly combines the advancements of technology with the personal touch of professional counselling.
Studies suggest that online therapy is impactful for treating anxiety disorders and depression. Likewise, a 2018 Journal of Anxiety Disorders report found that online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) matches the effectiveness of in-person sessions for conditions like major depression, panic disorder and anxiety disorders.
Advantages of choosing online therapy:
- Save time and money on commuting: This leads to consistent therapy attendance without disruptions from commuting challenges or weather issues.
- Increased privacy and comfort of therapy from your home
Provides a unique space where individuals feel a sense of security and freedom.
- Flexible scheduling options
Clients can choose appointment times that best fit their daily routines, without being restricted by conventional office hours.
- Steadier, regular sessions.
Facilitates continuity, ensuring that individuals travelling or those living in remote areas remain connected to their therapeutic journey.
- Cater to a wider demographic
Enables more people around the world to receive the mental health support they require.
For those who may be hesitant or anxious about initiating therapy, online counselling serves as a bridge, easing them into the process. With us, you can expect the best of both worlds – modern convenience and professional therapy.
Reach Out to Our Online Counsellor For Below Concerns:
In today’s fast-paced world, many individuals face a range of emotional and psychological challenges. Whether it’s navigating the ups and downs of daily life or confronting deeper-rooted issues, finding a supportive platform is crucial. Our online counselling offers an accessible solution for the following concerns:
More than just feeling down, depression can affect every aspect of your life, from energy levels to relationships. It’s essential to seek support early to navigate its complexities.
The weight of constant worry can be crippling. Coping mechanisms and therapeutic strategies can be learned through counselling for anxiety.
- Relationship Issues
From marital conflicts to problems with friendships or work relationships, addressing communication barriers and patterns can make a significant difference.
- Stress & Burnout
The pressures of modern living or a demanding job can lead to overwhelming stress, eventually causing burnout. Our therapists can guide you through stress-reduction techniques.
- Self-awareness & Growth
Personal development is a journey. Exploring self-awareness can lead to personal growth, understanding strengths and weaknesses, and unlocking potential.
- Anger Management
Learning to control and express anger in a healthy way can improve relationships and overall well-being.
- Low Self Esteem
Combating negative self-perception is essential for mental health. By building self-confidence and self-worth, individuals can lead more fulfilling lives.
If any of these resonate with you, it’s time to prioritise your well-being. Our online therapy services provide the professional guidance and tools necessary for you to embark on a journey of healing and self-discovery.
How Our Online Counsellor in Singapore Can Help
Our online counselling session works the same way as when we meet in the office in Singapore:
- Schedule an appointment with the therapist via WhatsApp at +6590307239
- Ensure that you are on time for your appointment.
- We’ll work together on the outcomes for that session.
General Information for Online Counselling Sessions:
- Be prepared for your session, write down your goals and what you want to accomplish for each therapy session
- Be well rested and be on time
- No alcohol prior to our session
- Allow for 10 minutes or more after the session to process and write down your takeaways and any insights you’ve had from the session
- During online therapy, make sure you have a private space where your sessions won’t be interrupted or distracted, as well as good internet connection
Can I Attend Both Online and In-Office Therapy Sessions?
Yes, you can do that as well. Take note that appointments with our online counsellor need to be pre-arranged. For more information on our in-office and online therapy services and counselling, feel free to contact us.
Feedback from Clients
“I am based in Singapore and started out doing in-office therapy sessions. My therapist, Tammy, was going to be travelling and I wanted to keep my appointments. She suggested that I try a video session. I tried it and found that it was great. I didn’t notice any difference in the quality of the interaction or therapy. After the therapy got going, I didn’t even think about the fact that it was online. In fact, I liked it so much that I am doing more of my therapy online because I save the time it takes to commute to the therapy office.” Client of 24+ months
“I have been a long-term client doing in-office sessions. I was resistant to the idea of doing online sessions, I like meeting Tammy in person. However, I was having a crisis and I really needed to meet her and the only way I could get a session in was outside office hours. Tammy suggested trying a video session. I reluctantly agreed to try one. I found it positive. At first, it felt a bit weird to be online talking to her, but then, everything was the same as in the office. In fact, I forgot that I was online. I will probably do a mix of online and in-office therapy.” Client of 36 months +
“I don’t live in Singapore but found All in the Family Counselling Centre through googling. I live in SE Asia and wanted to meet a therapist but couldn’t find any that I could connect with within my area. I have been doing all my therapy online since the first session. I have found it very helpful. I don’t really think about the fact that it’s online. For me, it’s just therapy. There isn’t anything negative about doing it online. Having never done therapy in the office, I don’t have a comparison, but I feel that I have a very good working relationship with Tammy and I feel that she understands me. I think it’s more about the therapist than the technology. If you have a good therapist, being online or in an office setting won’t matter, at least that’s my opinion.” Online client of 13 months
“I don’t live in Singapore but found All in the Family Counselling Centre through googling. I live in SE Asia and wanted to meet a therapist and couldn’t find any that I could connect within my area. I have been doing all my therapy online from the first session. I have found it very helpful. I don’t really think about the fact that it’s online. For me, it’s just therapy. There isn’t anything negative about doing it online. Never having done therapy in the office I don’t have a comparison, but I feel that I have a very good working relationship with Tammy and I feel she understand me. I think its more about the therapist than the technology. If you have a good therapist, being online or in an office setting won’t matter, at least that’s my opinion.” Online client of 13 months
Schedule an Online Therapy Session Today
At All in the Family Counselling, we understand that it can be hard at times to schedule a meeting with your therapist. Therefore, we offer online therapy sessions at your convenience.
Contact us on WhatsApp at +6590307239 if you want to sign up for our online therapy services. Please note that if you are attending an online counselling session outside of Singapore, kindly ensure that you are able to set aside time and space for the session and have access to the internet.
About Our Online Counsellor
Tammy Fontana, M.S., NCC, CTRT, is a USA Certified Sex Therapist and Hypnotherapist who offers online counselling to clients globally. Based in Singapore for over 13 years, she’s a recognised expert in individual, couples, and family therapy. With an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University, USA, Ms. Fontana combines her extensive clinical training with a deep understanding of both the local and expatriate communities in Singapore. She specialises in areas like sex therapy, addiction counselling, and trauma therapy, backed by continuous education. Her commitment to culturally sensitive and research-backed interventions ensures that her online therapy sessions are as effective as in-person ones. She is available from 9 am to 7 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, catering to a range of clients with diverse needs and schedules.
Frequently Asked Questions About Online Counselling in Singapore
Is online counselling available for families and couples?
Yes, online counselling is available for both families and couples.This can be especially convenient for couples or families who may find it challenging to attend in-person sessions due to scheduling, distance, or other constraints. Online therapy allows participants to connect with trained professionals from the comfort of their homes or other private spaces.
What happens in the first online therapy or counselling session?
In the first online therapy session, our therapist establishes a rapport similar to in-person sessions. This initial meeting focuses on intake, discussing goals, and setting expectations. Clients receive a therapy agreement, receive homework between sessions and plan for subsequent sessions.
Are online therapy services as effective as in-person sessions?
Yes, research shows that online therapy is as effective as face-to-face sessions, especially for conditions such as anxiety and depression. Moreover, for those who might be hesitant to attend in-office therapy due to stigma, distance, or other barriers, online therapy offers a confidential and comfortable alternative.