Emotionally Great: Emotional Wellness Counselling Singapore

Counselling Services Singapore

A safe place where conversations begin….

Have you been feeling depressed, stressed-out, troubled or anxious lately? You are not alone. No matter what the causes are, with the right counselling and psychotherapy approach from a certified professional, you can regain control of your thoughts and emotions.

YOUR LIFE CAN BEGIN ANEW

with Emotionally Great's professional counselling and therapy services


What we do

Provision of professional psychotherapy services

Emotional Wellness Counselling Singapore provides professional and effective therapy services in a cosy and relaxing setting. A counselling centre located conveniently at Orchard Road, we adopt integrative counselling and psychotherapy techniques such as EMDR, schema therapy, gestalt and bibliotherapy to help free you from emotional distress.

Our certified psychotherapist has over 15 years of experience providing professional therapy and counselling services and can assist you in regaining emotional control. With refreshed insights, you will begin to see yourself in a brand-new light and learn to love and accept who you truly are. Life can start anew right here…

Set yourself free. And find your new life today!

Therapy Services

Services

Context

  • Youth counselling
  • Child counselling
  • Career counselling (poor  work performance, retrenchment)
  • Grief counselling
  • Marriage counselling
  • Relationship counselling (conflicts, compatibility)
  • Exam stress counselling

Therapy Programs

  • RENEW program
  • Coaching/Personal empowerment
  • Bounce back from failure
  • Self-worth discovery
  • Healing of past hurts

Psychotherapy and Counselling Techniques

RENEW PROGRAM

The RENEW program is a holistic program developed in-house that goes beyond just providing temporary relief to any emotional issues you may suffer from. It involves applying the relevant psychotherapy techniques to recreate your inner beliefs; and filling your life with positive inertia stemming from your true self and unrealised potential.

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EMDR

EMDR is a therapeutic technique that is often used to treat people who have experienced trauma. It helps to address the causes of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and mood swings. EMDR is one of the most effective techniques for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Schema therapy

Schema therapy is used to identify life traps. In the safe environment of the counselling centre or through online therapy, the certified therapist will speak up to the perpetrators to give the victims a voice that they had lacked previously when they could not defend themselves. Schema therapy is often done via visualisation.

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Bibliotherapy

Bibliotherapy involves using books to help you gain more insight into life issues from the perspectives of different authors.

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mindfulness

Mindfulness helps to condition the mind to experience calmness amid adversity. This method is proven to help the mind stay focused in the present moment rather than allowing the mind to ruminate freely into the past or future events that may fuel anxiety.

cbt/erp

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) attempts to understand your irrational thoughts and helps you reframe them to open channels of new thoughts and beliefs.


Exposure response prevention (ERP) is a type of behaviour therapy that intentionally and gradually exposes a person to uncomfortable situations. Through constant exposure, you would be able to face your fears and overcome them.

Understanding emotional issues and treatment

Please click the link below if you would like to read our articles on emotional issues and therapy.

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"As someone who had previously lost faith in going for counselling, it is not that counselling does not help but it is about the counsellor you are seeing. Just having 3 sessions, I feel much lighter and relaxed. I encourage everyone to take that first big step and go for it!"

Student, female

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"The therapy used was able to help me reduce my anxiety and depressive thoughts differently. I have found my lost self that I closed up because of my problems. I am able to be myself again. Your counselling approach is different compared to other types of traditional therapy and it’s much better because it helps to address my problems differently as compared to a normal session."

Youth, male

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"Right after the first session my anxiety and panic attack stopped. Compared to other approaches, there was no direct result and I was still experiencing my panic attack at that time. Her therapy approach is very directive and powerful as long as you are willing to open up, trust and work on it with her she can help you find the light. I feel stronger about myself to understand my own worthiness and now still in the process to appreciate and love myself."

Young adult, female

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Sasha Fung
2022-08-05
I brought my children, both of whom have high IQ but were skeptical and facing emotional issues, to see Carol several years ago. Our issues morphed as my children grew from big kids to young adults. Throughout all these years, Carol was able to understand our situations, helped us to work through our own biases and all of us to really understand one another so much better. She is sincerely caring, is very effective and has played a critical role in helping us achieve our contentment quotient!
Clara Lee
2022-08-02
Carol has been extremely kind, empathetic and professional throughout the whole process. Although I’ve only managed to attend a few sessions, her methods have really helped me to better cope with my struggles and shift my mindset. I realised a lot of root causes stem from unresolved childhood traumas, and Carol has worked patiently with me to rationalise my thoughts and overcome them. Thank you Carol for all your encouragement and help!
Christina Chua
2022-08-01
It has a cozy, homely, non threatening and inviting ambience. The therapist, Carol is very warm, caring, perceptive and sensitive and is able to put people at ease. I was able to overcome some of the traumatic incidents that I had deliberately tried to forget, through her therapy sessions
elena ivankova
2022-07-11
Carol really knows what she is doing. She addressed my issue with anxiety, low self-esteem and anger. Also, She helped me understand what had happened to me. Now I feel equipped to do things differently. Working with Carol was the most valuable of my life.
Nancy Tandela
2022-07-04
Carol's counselling sessions focus on healing client's issues and traumas which often results in depression, anxiety and panic attack. Her passion to help clients lead her to acquiring broad knowledge and techniques such as EMDR, Schema and Gestalt therapy to cater to clients' needs. As someone she supervised, am grateful to learn tremendous tools and gain support from her. She generously shared her knowledge and help me analyze client cases n introduce effectice strategies.
W Kay
2022-07-04
As a professional counselor, Carol does not take presenting issues (such as depression, anxiety, anger, etc...) on face value but pays careful attention to the past, to identify root causes. She is sharp and focused in analysing every life story, identifying root traumas and negative cognition, and is skilful in strategizing appropriate processing techniques (such as Gestalt, Schema, EMDR therapy, etc...) for the best outcome. Carol is very encouraging and affirming, and sincerely passionate about helping people break free from emotional pains of their past and starting life anew.
Ruth Tay
2022-06-20
I thank Carol for being patient with me as I learnt to give Carol a chance and trust her with her expertise. Before meeting Carol, I had sought therapy from other counsellors. However, their methods were unhelpful. Others skirted around the traumas when they finally surfaced and also gave me the impression that they were more interested to earn my money than to prioritize my well-being and see it healed. Hence, meeting Carol has been a huge relief for me as I am grateful to finally meet a counsellor who believes in resolving traumas at their roots and actually does it. Carol is truly sincere about seeing my emotional and psychological well-being healed and prosper and I appreciate her professionalism and sincerity. Carol is trustworthy, saying what she means and means what she says. Since April this year, I started going to Carol for therapy as I was struggling with PTSD with dissociation. It is currently June and I am grateful for the progress that I am making thus far where I see myself dissociate less, grow in perseverance, experience my thought process transformed from negative to positive, and become more empowered to confront the traumas that have affected me since childhood. Carol is very positive, gentle, encouraging, and determined to help me to resolve the traumas at their roots. During our sessions together, Carol mainly uses Schema, a therapy technique that she believes in strongly, and EMDR to address the traumas that surface and we persistently tackle the traumas that surface at the roots till they are resolved. As we resolve these traumas together, I am also grateful that Carol helps me, as a young adult, to see situations in life from both a positive and a mature perspective. Personally, confronting these traumas has been a messy yet fulfilling journey for me as I learn to face my “giants” and I realise that I am victorious when they are finally resolved. I am excited to come off medication and come out the other side healed, empowered, with a healthy and positive perspective of life, and be at peace with myself. If you are reading this and thinking of resolving your traumas, other complex emotional or psychological issues, know that it can be a complex and painful journey yet in the long haul it is very rewarding and fulfilling as you finally break free from past traumas that have held you captive and in bondage for a long time. I recommend that you visit Carol and allow her to journey alongside you through your healing process just as Carol has been journeying with me through mine :) Carol’s office is bright and filled with positive images and messages around, making me feel comfortable and comforted whenever I’m there. Photos of her office have been attached below for your reference.
Syaza runrunrun
2022-06-18
My main concern before this was to handle my depression and constant anxiety that I have. After the first session, I realised a lot of things regarding my anxiety and depression. For example, the root cause of it, how do I tackle the issue bit by bit. She used EMDR therapy on me. After 6 sessions with her, I realised how much I have grown as a person, how much more empathetic I have become compared to last time. My perspective of how relationships should be has matured and the way I counter my emotions now are much more under control. I have become more loving towards myself, prioritising myself at the same time still keeping same the loving and caring person I am. I have already told a lot of my friends who I think would benefit from this counselling and I have said many positive things about it but one of the points that I mentioned the most was that after every session, it leaves me feeling fresher, letting me reflect on myself without feeling afraid that my anxiety is taking over me and it is very eye-opening.
sy 2022
2022-03-18
During counselling session, Carol gave me valuable advice and helped me to overcome my grief over the loss of my mother. Carol made me feel that there is still love in this world. This love made me open my heart to accept the world, to accept my situation to face it and confront it! I am sincerely thankful to counselor Carol. She is caring, compassion and skillful. I would strongly recommend anyone who facing any psychological issue to look for counselor Carol. Thank you.


Psychotherapy Vs Counselling


While a therapist can deliver both counselling and psychotherapy, psychotherapy generally is a level above regular counselling. A psychotherapist is qualified to provide professional counselling services, but a counsellor may or may not possess the necessary skills to provide psychotherapy.

The term counselling is commonly used to describe a short therapy that focuses mostly on one’s behaviour. It typically targets a specific symptom or circumstance. A Singapore certified counsellor will offer guidance, support, and recommendations for the individual to better adjust to adversity or change.

On the other hand, psychotherapy is an in-depth treatment that focuses on gaining insight into the individual’s struggles. It is an extensive analysis of an individual’s attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that may have impacted their lives and relationships. Psychotherapy addresses the root causes of current struggles to facilitate personal growth.

In the words of Britt Frank, a trauma specialist and author, psychotherapists are the archaeologists of the human psyche. Simply put, it is the role of a psychotherapist to dig deep to discover the reason(s) for an individual’s struggles and adopt a range of techniques to address these issues. After all, symptoms of mental health disorders are all manifestations of unmet needs!

Here at Emotionally Great, our certified psychotherapist can provide you with exemplary counselling and therapy services both in-person or online. Located at the heart of Singapore, in Orchard Road, we are committed to helping you begin anew with our professional counselling in Singapore.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should you see a therapist or counsellor?

Generally, if something is interfering with your day-to-day life and causes you emotional distress, it may be time to consider seeking professional help. Some other signs include changes in sleeping habits, the use of unhealthy coping mechanisms, social withdrawal and a change in mood. However, therapy and professional counselling in Singapore can be beneficial for anyone, regardless of whether you have a documented mental health illness or not.

How long would an individual need to go for counselling services or therapy?

The number of sessions recommended for each individual varies based on the severity of the condition and treatment type. Typically, a majority of psychotherapy patients in Singapore report feeling better after approximately 3 to 4 months of seeing a certified counsellor. Some patients may prefer to continue their treatment long-term (for example, weekly sessions for a period of 6 months) to achieve their personal goals.

What makes Emotional Wellness different from other certified counsellors and therapists?

Here at Emotional Wellness, we offer counselling services in Singapore that adopt psychotherapy techniques such as EMDR, schema therapy, bibliotherapy and more. These techniques are used to understand the root cause of the issues that our clients are facing and to resolve them so they can find peace. Our certified counsellor and psychotherapist has over 15 years of experience providing effective professional counselling to individuals from all walks of life. We offer a suite of various therapy services – from stress to anxiety counselling.

How much does therapy or counselling services in Singapore typically cost?

The cost for attending therapy largely depends on the centre’s rates. Typically, certified counsellors and therapists with more experience under their belt may charge more for their counselling services. On average, therapy or counselling rates can range from S$100 to S$240 per hour session, depending whether it is individual or couple therapy. For more information on Emotional Wellness’ rates, feel free to drop us a message.

Is counselling and therapy the same thing?

When attending professional counselling in Singapore, the main focus of the sessions is to provide relief and coping techniques to current issues. On the other hand, therapy focuses on the individual as a whole – their thoughts, behaviours and attitudes. It involves understanding the root causes of an individual’s issues and utilising therapeutic techniques to resolve past hurts. Here at Emotional Wellness, we adopt integrative counselling and psychotherapy techniques to help individuals be free of emotional distress.

How effective is therapy?

Research by the American Psychological Association has found that about 75% of individuals who underwent psychotherapy sessions with a certified counsellor have shown significant benefits from it – including improvements to one’s emotions and positive behaviours. At Emotional Wellness, therapy is highly effective as our therapist is able to understand the root causes of your issues and is skilled in the appropriate use of the techniques to resolve those issues. After just a few sessions, you will be able to see a significant difference.