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Relationship & Couples Counselling in Singapore

Relationship Counselling refers to a type of therapy designed specifically for helping couples, partners and individuals facing issues in their relationships. These issues may range from a feeling of unhappiness, anger with each other, disinterest in establishing communication or intimacy, abusive relationship, cheating, misunderstandings and lack of interest in shared life.

As professionals holding many years of experience in the field of Relationship Counselling, we believe that a harmonious relationship plays a pivotal role in leading a happy and fulfilling life. It is not uncommon for relationships to experience complex issues. Support and guidance from an experienced counsellor can help a lot – not just in compassionate understanding for each other but also rekindling of love and shared life together.

Our experienced therapist use brain body modalities to understand the true root cause of the issues and make clients aware of their unhealthy patterns. Sometimes, these issues reach a crisis point which leads to unpleasant separation. It also helps partners and individuals to navigate through various complex areas of human relationships. The process is not a quick fix. The process demands dedication and a little homework from your side to ensure desired results.

Relationship or marriage problems: You’re not alone

Being in a relationship is no cakewalk. It is a sweet bitter journey. The journey may seem easy sometimes while at other times, it appears tough. Some couples achieve success in facing and dealing with the tough side of their relationship. Others may face issues handling struggles. Engaging in couple or “marriage counselling” is a brave step. It is important to seek support in the form of Couple Therapy.

The therapy may help you navigate through tough times easily without losing the sight of love, compassion and trust (the basic foundations of a relationship). Timely support and interventions not just ensure recovery of a failing relationship but also smoothens the path for renewing the relationship or a healthy separation (whatever seems to be the best option for the situation). Therapists take special care when children are involved. Marriage counselling with our experienced therapists can help you handle the most difficult circumstances.

A relationship may hurt and feel meaningless when arguments become frequent, discussions get heated each time, and appreciation is replaced by hurtful words. The intensity of issues in a marriage or a relationship usually varies from couple to couple.

Problems in a relationship usually arise due to the following:
  • Loss of love/ understanding
  • Miscommunication / misinterpretations
  • Intimacy and Sex
  • No shared life goals
  • Finances
  • Parenting
  • Life Transitions such as birth of a baby, death of a parent, unemployment, shifting to a different place, health condition etc.
  • Relationships involving extended families (siblings, in-laws, children from previous marriages etc.)
  • past trauma or baggage of each partner which they bring to the relationship
A relationship may start to feel like a burden when each partner has their own ideas and beliefs about establishing and maintaining communication. Their love language may differ which could give rise to miscommunication, misunderstandings leading to pain, anxiety, resentment and estrangement. This issue can be resolved under the guidance of a professional therapist.

Is Relationship Counselling Helpful?

It is natural for our clients to be curious about the success rate of relationship counselling. According to research conducted by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, around 95% of clients had recommended “relationship counselling” to their relatives, friends and acquaintances. The research also revealed that those who were recommended also experienced significant improvement in their emotional wellbeing and relationship.

There are numerous amazing benefits of such counselling. One of the most important benefits is that it helps in improving relationship satisfaction and fulfillment. The best part is that these changes are maintained in the long term. Counselling helps couples learn new ways to reduce stress arising from recurring fights. It promotes open communication, understanding and helps develop conflict resolution skills with deeper understanding of each other’s needs and values.

Professional relationship and marriage counsellors are trained and experienced in helping couples and individuals build relationship skills. They know how to help you to get to the root of issues such as recurring arguments and crucial pain points. Couples Therapy is helpful in improving symptoms of complex conditions in individual partners such as depression. It also offers support to couples where one of the partners has a history of trauma.

Are you trying to save your marriage?

as peacefully and respectfully as possible. Our relationship therapists will help you sail through the process happily and respectfully.

Unbiased Process

Our relationship and marriage counsellors do not take sides. Instead, they help you gain clarity of each other’s needs, resolve underlying issues and build the type of relationship you both want.

Can counselling improve the relationship between a couple?

Yes, Couple therapy has shown significant success at establishing positive communication within a relationship. It is helpful in establishing two-way, honest and respectful communication among couples. It is one of the pillars of establishing and maintaining a healthy long-term relationship. Lack of communication is known to be the root cause of several issues between partners.

We have a team of qualified therapists committed to help you learn and practice efficient communication. They will help you develop a set of skills to promote rewarding and satisfied communications with your partner. The skills encourage open and honest interaction with your partner. This helps dealing with negative feelings affecting communication including bitterness, anger, and frustration. As soon as these feelings reduce, you will look at your partner in a different way. Feelings of honesty, appreciation and respect will come naturally. These feelings play a crucial role in a happy marriage or a beautiful relationship.

What we can help with?

“Heal With Nav” Relationship Counselling therapists help families, couples and singles and of all gender identities, ages, and nationalities. We offer support and help at all stages of the relationship.

We handle various issues in a relationship by creating domestic routines and addressing emotional labor issues. As experts, we understand the importance of developing positive communications between partners. Post-natal and parenting challenges can take a toll on relationships. We address this issue to help new parents balance relationships with each other and parenthood.

Another area we excel in is post-separation support.

Our therapists are trained and experienced in helping couples with varied issues in relationship, including (but not limited to) the following listed below:

  • Marriage and Relationship counselling
  • Traditional Marriage counselling
  • Couples Counselling Program
  • Pre-marriage counselling
  • Communication problems
  • Sexual issues in relationships
  • LGBTQI+ relationship counselling
  • Managing the Mid-Life Crisis in relationships
  • Managing mental health issues in relationships
  • Managing conflict in relationships
  • Divorce and separation
  • Family violence
  • Older adult relationship counselling
  • Cross Cultural counselling
  • Pre-marriage counselling
  • Singles counselling
  • Family counselling
  • Intergenerational counselling
  • Adjusting to the birth of a first child
  • Managing post-natal depression in relationships
  • Parenting issues
  • Adolescent counselling

7 Red Flags in a RELATIONSHIP

  • Arguments don’t seem to end. Similar arguments crop frequently and get worse with time.
  • You avoid talking about your inner feelings or talking to your partner.
  • You feel uncomfortable talking about your feelings or issues in the relationship.
  • Communication becomes rare. There is silence even when the two of you are alone in a room.
  • Spending intimate moments has become a rarity.
  • You prefer spending time with your kids than with your partner. Taking care of kids needs becomes your priority.
  • Sex life has almost reached a dead end. Physical intimacy feels like a duty.

Marriage & Relationship Counselling

Navroop Sood is an expert in providing therapy & counselling in Singapore to those couples who are experiencing complications in their relationships. Effective relationship counselling will help couples lead a happy married life, overcome the negative impact of breakups & minimize depression.

If you want to give a positive direction to your relationship through effective “couple counseling” then kindly call Navroop Sood on +65 8133 7312. You will be warmly welcomed by the friendly hospitality of our receptionists.

Ms. Navroop Sood
Therapist & Counsellor for Relationship

FAQS

We don’t ask couples to prepare specifically for counseling or bring anything for the session. Some couples may prefer discussing areas they wish to work on or what they expect from their first session. However, this is not needed. Some therapists may give you tasks to carry out after initial counseling session. You may be asked to complete the assignment prior to your next session.

The first session is mainly an intro session. Your therapist would like to know you and get some requisite information about your relationship history. They may ask you about family histories and issues that made you book a counseling session. The therapist gathers information to ensure your expectations are clear and get a deeper insight on your background and concerns.

In some cases, the therapist may go beyond boundaries and ground rules of counselling such as confidentiality. This is usually done under situations demanding mandatory reporting such as child abuse.

Our services are customized according to the convenience of client. If you do not feel comfortable attending the session with your partner, we recommend you to visit alone. We recommend you to have initial conversation session with your psychotherapist about this matter to obtain a transparent opinion on the best approach. Both partners can have initial conversation session separately before the start of relationship counselling sessions.

Some couples may resolve their issues within the assessment process. It helps them gain certain amount of clarity to move forward. On the other hand, some may need several intensive sessions to resolve issues they have been struggling since a long time. Your therapist will discuss her recommendations with you and your partner after a detailed assessment of your situation.

Here are some of the most common couple issues we handle:

  • Contradictory emotional styles
  • Unresolved conflict
  • Affairs
  • A sense of growing apart
  • Stage of life adjustment and challenges
  • Loneliness within the relationship
  • Lack of closeness and intimacy
  • Impact of drug and alcohol issues
  • Communication struggles
  • Constant avoidance of resolving issues
  • Impact of anger, reactivity or mood swings
  • Impact of mental health on relationship
  • Impact of stress or work challenges
  • If you are not feeling good about something in your relationship but your partner doesn’t want to cooperate with counselling session, we recommend meet the therapist on your own. This will help you to have a discussion about what you can do to improve the situation from your end. Sometimes suggestions and tips from a professional can help you handle the situation better and even get clarity on what to do.

    In some cases, the therapist may even suggest some ways of approaching the issue to encourage your partner to attend counseling with you by reducing any fears or worries that may be stopping him/her.