Couples Therapy Singapore

Couples Therapy in Singapore offers a specialised counselling or psychotherapeutic approach tailored to support couples in enhancing their relationships. Its primary objective is to empower couples to effectively address conflicts, foster improved communication, and fortify their emotional bond.

Couples therapy, often referred to as marriage or relationship counselling, is a specialised form of psychotherapy designed to empower couples in resolving their challenges, enhancing their relationship dynamics, and cultivating more enriching and harmonious partnerships. This therapeutic intervention is typically facilitated by qualified therapists or counsellors who possess expertise in understanding relationship dynamics and fostering effective communication.

Here, at Psychology Blossom, we are passionate about helping you and your partner rekindle and improve your relationship through the Gottman Method, implementing approaches based on research by Drs. John & Julie Gottman who observed thousands of couples across decades.

Through this research, certain behaviours were identified to either improve or sabotage a relationship. Based on these findings, beautiful strategies and exercises were created to reconnect couples through safe and structured therapy sessions.

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Detailed Indicators to Prompt Immediate Action

If you've noticed signs of trouble in your relationship, you need to prompt immediate action for several detailed indicators. These include the following:

Consistent and escalating emotional and physical abuse.

Loss of trust through infidelity or dishonesty.

Communication breakdown where conflicts are unresolved or met with hostility.

A lack of emotional intimacy and connection.

A persistent feeling of unhappiness or dissatisfaction that can’t be addressed through open and honest dialogue.

Signs of mental health issues that negatively impact the relationship (such as depression or addiction).


To improve your relationship, recognise warning signs and take proactive steps such as open communication, therapy, or, if necessary, separation.

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Early recognition of potential issues is key to maintaining a healthy and harmonious relationship. You can work together to strengthen your bond and ensure a more fulfilling connection by taking action at the first sign of trouble.

Take proactive steps to identify and address issues before they escalate - empower your relationship!  Act now, and let your commitment to growth pave the way for a brighter future in your partnership.

Couples Counselling Singapore is ideal for couples that experience one or more of the following:

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  • Unhealthy Conflict Patterns
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  • Trust Issues
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  • Emotional Distancing
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  • Problem Solving Issues
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  • Affairs or infidelity
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  • Extended Family Challenges
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  • Addictions and Substance Abuse
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  • Loneliness and Parallel Lives
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  • Intimacy Challenges
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  • Communication Problems
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  • You or someone close to you has been diagnosed with terminal illness
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  • Differences in values and life goals
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  • Uncertainty about the relationship's future

Learn more about how we can help you

Our Expert Guided Couples Counselling Services Offer

Whether it's communication, trust, connection, or other relationship issues, our counselling services help you navigate love and relationships with guidance and tools. Discover a path toward a deeper level of understanding and lasting happiness with our expert-guided couples counselling. Psychology Blossom is dedicated to fostering healthier and more fulfilling relationships. Our highly trained and compassionate professionals are here to support you and your partner with the following services:

Improved Communication Skills

Relationship counselling in Singapore enhances communication skills, encouraging open dialogue, active listening, and empathy, resulting in stronger, harmonious relationships.

Conflict Resolution

Relationship counselling improves conflict resolution, promoting open dialogue and effective problem-solving. It empowers couples to work together and strengthens their bonds.

Understanding Relationship Dynamics

Relationship counselling services create a safe, supportive space for couples to understand their emotions, uncover relationship dynamics, and promote empathy and growth.

Enhanced Emotional Connection

Relationship counselling services promote stronger emotional bonds through open and supportive communication, maintaining an understanding of the differences between couples.

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Individual Growth

Relationship counselling services facilitate personal growth through self-awareness and essential communication skills, empowering individuals to tackle challenges and evolve.

Establishing Healthy Boundaries

Relationship counselling services empower couples with guidance and tools to establish healthy boundaries, nurturing mutual respect and understanding for more harmonious connections.

Rebuilding Trust

Relationship counselling services create a secure and structured space for couples to openly communicate, promoting transparency and understanding while rebuilding trust and strengthening their bond.

Intimacy Improvement

Relationship counselling services provide a safe, favourable environment for couples to enhance communication, trust, and intimacy. Expert guidance and techniques help rekindle the passion in their relationship.

Goal Setting for the Relationship

Relationship counselling provides couples with an environment to express their goals, improving communication and harmony. Therapists help couples create a strategic plan to strengthen their connection and mutual understanding.

Coping Strategies

Relationship counselling services offer invaluable support by imparting essential communication and conflict resolution skills. It assists couples to successfully address challenges with mutual understanding and empathy.

Enhanced Problem-Solving Skills

Relationship counselling helps in bolstering problem-solving abilities by providing couples with highly effective communication strategies. This cultivates healthier and more constructive ways to conflict-resolution methods. 

Increased Self-Awareness

Relationship counselling services promote heightened self-awareness through the encouragement of individuals to delve into their emotions and communication issues. It paves the path for the cultivation of strong connections based on personal growth and enhanced comprehension.

Prevention of Future Issues

Relationship counselling helps open communication, conflict resolution, and empathy, providing couples with tools to address underlying behavioural issues and prevent future challenges, creating stronger, more resilient relationships.

Improved Parenting Strategies (if applicable)

Relationship counselling positively impacts married couples by improving communication and understanding and dealing with conflicts about child-rearing. This leads to better parenting strategies benefiting both children and the relationship.

Post-Counselling Support and Maintenance

Continued support in couples therapy is essential for maintaining progress. This includes honing communication skills, preventing setbacks, regular therapist check-ins, and diligent homework practice, all contributing to a lasting, healthy relationship.

Access to Expert Advice and Resources

In couples therapy, access to expert advice and resources is essential. Skilled therapists offer insights on communication issues, conflict resolution, and emotional issues while recommending books and exercises. 

Tailored Couples Counselling: Addressing Your Unique Needs

Tailored couples counselling respects the uniqueness of each relationship, providing personalized support to address specific challenges and strengths. It is not a one-size-fits-all approach to counselling. Tailored counselling encourages open communication, and custom strategies, and aims to empower couples to enhance their bond and achieve a harmonious relationship.

Tailored couples counselling is bound to address your unique needs, including but not limited to:

Relationship Counselling

Relationship counselling is a form of therapy designed to assist couples facing issues in their relationship, regardless of their stage of commitment. It majorly differs from pre-marital counselling and effective marriage counselling in explicit issues that arise during the relationship stage. These issues may vary differently from the pre-marital relationship phase or the marriage relationship phase.

Issues Addressed

  • Trust issues
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy and sexual difficulties
  • Emotional disconnection
  • Cultural or religious differences
  • Lack of support from extended family
  • Jealousy and insecurity
  • Anger and resentment
  • Communication Problems
  • Decision-making and future planning
  • Coping with external stressors (e.g., work pressure, health issues)
  • Addressing past traumas or unresolved issues
  • Balancing individual autonomy with couplehood
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse
  • Power and Control Dynamics

Premarital Counselling

Pre-marital counselling or pre-marriage counselling is a form of therapy designed to prepare engaged couples or those considering marriage for a successful and fulfilling married life. It differs from relationship counselling and marriage counselling in issues that may arise during the pre-marital stage. These issues may vary differently from the relationship phase or the marriage relationship phase.




Issues Addressed

  • Emotional and physical intimacy
  • Financial Planning
  • Parenting style
  • Decision to have children
  • Relationship with extended families
  • Understand each partner’s perspective and role in their relational dynamics
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Religious Differences
  • Trust and Loyalty
  • Boundaries and Privacy
  • Long-term Goals
  • Wedding Preparation
  • Setting and managing shared goals and expectations
  • Time Management
  • Exploring hobbies and interests to share as a couple
  • Managing cultural expectations around marriage

Marriage Counselling

Marriage counselling in Singapore is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping couples address and resolve conflicts, improve communication, and strengthen their relationship. Marital counselling in Singapore differs from relationship counselling and pre-marital counselling in issues that may arise after the marriage happens. These issues may vary differently from the relationship phase or the pre-marital phase with some common issues in both these phases.

Issues Addressed

  • Communication issues
  • Conflict resolution
  • Intimacy and emotional connection
  • Trust and Betrayal
  • Marital Difficulties
  • Parenting and conflicts about child-rearing
  • Financial disagreements
  • Infidelity and Extra-marital Affairs
  • Sexual issues
  • Insecurity and Jealousy
  • Role expectation and gender issues
  • Cultural or religious differences
  • In-laws Issues
  • Adjusting to life transition
  • Coping with mid-life crises or identity changes
  • Balancing personal space and togetherness
  • Coping with the loss of a loved one
  • Reinventing the relationship after major setbacks
  • Navigating the impact of chronic illnesses on the relationship

Couples Counselling Process in Singapore

Couples counselling in Singapore with Psychology Blossom is a structured and supportive process for couples to identify and resolve the complexities of their relationship journey. Counselling sessions are generally conducted in a safe and confidential environment. It allows both partners to express their feelings and concerns openly. These are the steps involved in a couples counselling process:


An Initial Intake Session (80-90 mins)

The therapy begins with an 80-90-minute initial assessment, where the therapist gathers information about the couple's history, concerns and goals.


The Gottman Relationship Checkup Online Questionnaire

The Gottman Method Couples Therapy is an online assessment to help couples evaluate and improve their relationships. It covers various aspects such as communication, conflict resolution, and intimacy.


Interview with each partner (30 Mins) + 1 hour feedback and treatment plan

Couples counselling begins with 30-minute interviews with each partner, followed by a 1-hour feedback session. This helps our therapists create a personalized treatment plan for you.


Regular 80-90 Mins sessions with both partners

Consistent 80-90 minute sessions with both partners promote open communication and lasting progress in couples counselling.

Intensive Version of Couples Therapy

This intensive form of couples therapy offers longer sessions, allowing couples to fully immerse themselves in addressing a range of relationship issues, and improving communication, and coping skills in a shorter time. It's especially helpful for couples facing acute problems, busy schedules, or crises. Therapists customize the approach, and extended sessions enable both partners to express feelings, explore concerns, and learn new relationship skills.


Marathon Couples Therapy: 7 hours (e.g. 6 hours with a 1-hour break, spanning two to four days)

Marathon Couples Therapy is an intensive version of Couples Therapy. It is an extended form of therapy to address deep-seated behavioural issues and conflicts in a relationship. It is typically conducted in 7 hours (6 hours with a 1-hour break), spanning two to four days.


Urgent Issues Addressed

Intensive Couples Therapy offers a vital lifeline for couples facing immediate issues by creating a safe space for open communication and rebuilding trust.

Extramarital Affairs & Addictions

Extramarital issues and addictions are some urgent issues addressed by Couples Therapy. With the guidance of a proficient therapist, couples can find the root causes of these issues and work towards healing and recovery.

Mode of Communication

Our world is moving fast and online platforms are now easily facilitating therapy anywhere with a good internet connection. Online therapy has democratized mental health care, breaking geographical barriers and offering convenient access to professional support, encouraging well-being in our interconnected world. The mode of communication of Psychology Blossom are:


This is a traditional therapy that involves in-person meetings in a clinical setting, enabling real-time, personalised, and confidential interactions between therapist and client.

Telehealth Platform

We conduct Couples Therapy sessions bridging the distance through our Telehealth platform. Couples can support each other and heal from the comfort of their own spaces.

Globally Accessible: Serving Couples in Singapore and Beyond

Our Couples Therapy program boasts a truly global reach, extending its services far beyond Singapore to assist couples grappling with relationship, pre-marital, or marriage challenges. Committed to nurturing healthy and thriving relationships, we offer uniform support and expert guidance to couples globally

Extending Services to Southeast Asia and Welcoming Couples Worldwide

We have been extending our Couples Therapy services to Southeast Asia, offering support and guidance to couples in the region. We also extend our warm welcome to couples from around the world. We aim to provide a diverse and inclusive platform for strengthening relationships and promoting emotional health.

The regions in Southeast Asia where we cater include Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and beyond.

Couples Counselling in Singapore: What to Expect?

Psychology Blossom in Singapore offers confidential couples counselling with skilled therapists. We create a welcoming, empathetic environment for individuals seeking to improve their relationships. Our goal is to empower you in nurturing a more secure and fulfilling relationship through transparent exercises and recommendations.

Our services include initial assessments, goal setting, communication, conflict resolution, individual and couple sessions, cultural sensitivity, and personalized homework assignments. Session duration and frequency can be customized, with costs varying by the couple's therapist in Singapore. Success in this journey depends on both partners' dedication and commitment.

Here are some of the things that you can expect during Couples Therapy with us:

  • Prepare to Delve into Relationship History
  • Acknowledge Relationship Stressors
  • Address Differences in Values and Communication
  • Set Goals and Expectations to Achieve Balance
  • Cultural Sensitivity and Family Expectations
  • Explore Individual and Shared Values
  • Emphasis on Expressing Emotions Without Judgment
  • Mindfulness and Stress Reduction Techniques
  • Open discussion about Sexual Intimacy
  • Explore Long-Term Plans and Aspirations
  • Discuss Financial Management
  • Explore Time Management and Quality Time
  • Learn Trust-Building Exercises
  • Learn Conflict Resolution Techniques
  • Learn Self-Care Strategies
  • Set Digital Boundaries
  • Explore Forgiveness and Moving Forward

What can I do if my partner does not want to go for couples counselling?

  • Address your partner’s concerns
  • Emphasize the potential benefits for both individuals and the relationship
  • Reassure your partner that therapy is a collaborative and non-judgmental process
  • Suggest a trial period or a limited number of sessions to gauge its effectiveness
  • Share success stories of couples who have benefited from counselling
  • Be patient and allow your partner time to think about the decision.
  • Explore alternative solutions to address your relationship issues
  • Offer to choose a therapist together
  • Respect your partner’s decision

Our Couples Therapists in Singapore

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Claudia Doig

Sr. Clinical Psychologist

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Claudia Doig is an empathetic clinical psychologist, skilled in diverse therapies, fostering healthier lives and relationships for individuals and couples.

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Nadya Tan


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Nadya Tan offers a safe space using ACT, Narrative Therapy, CBT, Mindfulness. Specialises in Gottman Method couples therapy. Fluent in English, LGBTQ+ friendly.

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Priya Vijayan

Senior Counsellor

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Priya has over 10 years of experience working with children, youths, adults and families in the social work and counselling field. She has worked with many systems in Singapore such as MSF, Family Justice Courts, and HDB

Couples Therapy Singapore

The decision to attend couples counselling in Singapore, either alone or with your partner, depends on the nature of the issues, your partner's willingness, safety concerns, your goals, and the therapist's recommendations. While attending together is generally preferred, individual therapy can also be valuable based on specific circumstances and needs. Still, we recommend attending counselling with your partner.