Is conflict causing a strain on the relationships within your family?

Conflict among family members can arise due to various situations such as grief, financial difficulties and major life changes.

Additionally, issues between parents such as infidelity and divorce can sometimes place a strain on the entire family’s relationships.

Seeking professional help for family counselling in Singapore can help to reduce conflicts, increase understanding between family members and improve relationships and communication patterns within the family.

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Issues That Family Counselling Can Help With

  • Conflict within the family
  • Financial difficulties
  • Difficulties at work or school
  • Infidelity
  • Divorce or separation
  • Arguments involving child custody
  • Loss of a family member
  • Illness or disability of a family member
  • Family member with special needs
  • Major life changes
  • Conflict within the family
  • Financial difficulties
  • Difficulties at work or school
  • Infidelity
  • Divorce or separation
  • Arguments involving child custody
  • Loss of a family member
  • Illness or disability of a family member
  • Family member with special needs
  • Major life changes

These are some of the issues that family counselling can help with. However, this list is not exhaustive. Get in touch with us if you have any questions about family counselling and how it can help you.

Signs That A Family Needs Counselling

Knowing when to seek professional help is crucial in improving your family’s relationships. Some common signs to look for include:

• Communication breakdown
If communication is scarce within a family, resolving conflicts and building relationships become difficult. Family counselling can help to improve communication and teach family members how to resolve conflicts.

• Misdirected/displaced anger
Anger that is directed at the wrong person is known as misdirected anger. This behaviour can be hurtful and destructive, especially if it occurs repeatedly to the same person.

Family counselling can help to identify the root cause of this anger, which can sometimes be other family members, and teach the individual to better express this emotion.

• Major stressors
Major stressors such as the death of a loved one, divorce or separation can cause rifts in the family as they struggle to deal with these issues. A family counsellor can help families better cope with these huge life changes.

• Changes in children’s behaviour
A decline in grades or disruptive behaviour in school could be a sign of deeper-rooted problems stemming from the family. Seeking help from a professional family counsellor can help in identifying and addressing the problem.

Approaches Used During Family Counselling

At Sofia Wellness Clinic, we adopt the systemic approach towards family counselling.

This approach seeks to identify and improve the communication and behavioural patterns between an individual and their family. It also helps to facilitate understanding among family members, thus reducing conflict and unhappiness.

The systemic approach is suitable for families coming from a wide range of backgrounds as well as families facing a variety of issues.

Our Family Counsellors

Claire Leong

Counsellor

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Claire is an experienced counsellor whose expertise lies in working with children, teenagers and families.

She is skilled in working with families with different dynamics including those with intellectually disadvantaged children and/or elderly dealing with depression and dementia.

Price of consultations

  • Initial session: $280
  • Subsequent sessions: $250

Sophia Goh

Principal Counsellor

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Sophia is a professional counsellor and psychotherapist who works with children, youths, adults, couples and families.

She helps individuals experiencing a range of issues such as delinquency behaviour, stress and anger management and relationship challenges.

Price of consultations

  • Initial session: $300
  • Subsequent sessions: $280

Why Choose Sofia Wellness Clinic for Family Counselling?

Qualified counsellors

Claire and Sophia are qualified counsellors and psychotherapists who have received education and training in the field of counselling and therapy.

Experienced professionals

Our team is experienced in dealing with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. We are equipped with the tools and knowledge to help you address your challenges and cultivate positive habits.

Passionate team

We believe that wellness is about flourishing in various aspects of one’s life. Thus, we are strongly passionate about helping our clients overcome their challenges and lead fulfilling lives.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of family counselling?

The goal of family counselling is to help family members better understand one another, improve communication and develop healthy relationships. This can subsequently help to reduce conflicts.

Through family counselling, families will be equipped with the skills to help them identify dysfunctional behaviours, navigate conflicts and build trust between one another.

What does a family counsellor or therapist do?

The role of a family counsellor or therapist includes (but are not limited to):

  • Observing the interactions and communications between family members
  • Facilitating conversations and discussions between family members
  • Helping families work towards a shared objective
  • Helping families improve their methods of communication
  • Educating families on dysfunctional behaviours
  • Educating families on methods of resolving conflict

What should I do if my family members refuse to go for family counselling?

If your family members refuse to go for family counselling, you can try:

  • Sharing your goals and reasons behind wanting to go for counselling
  • Sharing the benefits of counselling
  • Understanding their reasons for refusing therapy
  • Addressing their doubts about counselling
  • Suggesting a trial period before letting them decide if they are keen to commit for the long run

However, if your family is still resistant to the idea of counselling, attending counselling sessions as an individual first may be helpful. By showing a positive change in your life and sharing your counselling experience, your family may become more open to seeing a family counsellor.

Family Counselling and Psychotherapy in Singapore

Sofia Wellness Clinic offers professional counselling and psychotherapy services for families in Singapore. Contact us for more information about family counselling and psychotherapy or book an appointment today.