Family Therapy Singapore

A family involves intense emotions and has rules, roles, and dynamics. Despite that, they can face major family conflicts and challenges that become unbearable and overwhelming, threatening to break the family bond.

At Psychology Blossom, our Family Therapy in Singapore is crafted to assist families in overcoming challenges and cultivating stronger, healthier relationships. Our approach aims to provide support, guidance, and tools to navigate difficulties, enabling families to emerge stronger.

This therapeutic process involves collaborating with family members to enhance communication, resolve conflicts, and foster healthier relationships. The ultimate objective is to improve the overall well-being of the family unit by collectively identifying and addressing issues.

Family Therapy Singapore is a type of psychological counselling that helps improve the communication and resolves conflicts that takes place among family members.

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Oftentimes, an individual's difficulties can be closely related to ineffective interactional patterns within their family, or emotional distancing from other family members. At such times, the engagement of the family in therapy would not only benefit the individual, but the dynamics within the whole family simultaneously. This outcome would likely have a cascading effect by positively impacting every family member and the relationships between the family members.

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Why Choose Our Family Therapy Services?

Our family therapists at Psychology Blossom understand the importance of healthy family dynamics. Whether you're facing communication issues, conflict, or seeking a safe space for healing, we are here to guide you through the process.

Experienced Therapists

Navigating family relationships alone can be challenging and emotional. With years of experience in family therapy, our counsellors help families navigate complex aspects of family life and find ways to overcome challenges together.

Multilingual Sessions

We understand that language barriers can be stressful regarding therapy. This is why we offer multilingual family counselling sessions so you and your family members can express themselves comfortably and be heard, regardless of language.

We have experienced therapists who are proficient in English, French, Romanian, Italian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tamil, Japanese, and German languages.

Holistic Approach

We help families improve communication and resolve conflicts. Our therapists provide a safe and supportive space to guide you through the process.

Flexible Scheduling

Life can be hectic, and finding time for therapy can be challenging. That's why we offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your family's needs and availability. We ensure you have the support whenever you need it.

Affordable Pricing

Our family counselling services are reasonably priced, making them accessible to all families. We want to ensure you receive the support you need without worrying about your budget.

Online Therapy Options

Accessing therapy services can be challenging, which is why we offer the option for online family therapy sessions. It provides an easy and convenient way to access our services from the comfort of your home.

LGBTQ+ Friendly

We prioritise creating an environment that promotes acceptance and respect for all, regardless of identity or background. We take pride in being an LGBTQ+ friendly space and are committed to ensuring all family members feel safe and supported. 

Child-Friendly Environment

Children can feel apprehensive or uneasy regarding therapy, as it can be an unfamiliar and potentially intimidating experience for them. To address this, we take deliberate steps to ensure your children feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings.

Cultural Sensitivity

The diverse culture in Singapore makes it a special place. We understand that each family has unique values and traditions, and our therapists are deeply empathetic. Trust us with a supportive and safe environment where your family's needs are put first.

Proven Track Record

Our family counsellors bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. This reinforces our confidence in our therapeutic approach and the tangible results families have achieved through our services. We see your success as our own and continue to uphold our tradition of delivering effective sessions.

Assured Confidentiality

Our counsellors are legally and ethically bound to maintain confidentiality. All information shared within therapy sessions is held in strict confidence.

Central Location

Our centre is at 150 Cecil Street #07-02, Wing on Life Building, Singapore. It can be easily accessed via public transportation, which makes it convenient to reach our location without any hassle or unnecessary travel time, especially if you have a busy schedule.

Comprehensive Aftercare

Our commitment to your family's well-being doesn't end with therapy sessions. Depending on the family's difficult situations and progress, the aftercare plan can include individual therapy, group sessions, or periodic check-ins to ensure that the family stays on the path to improvement.  

Personalised Treatment Plans

Personalised treatment plans are the core of our family therapy services. We recognise the uniqueness of your family's needs and create a plan designed just for you. Our personalised treatment plan aims to equip your family with the tools and strategies to foster long-term success. 

Community Involvement

We encourage families to connect with the local community and find additional support outside therapy through various initiatives and programs. It's a holistic approach to family well-being, acknowledging the power of community in building healthier family lives. 

With Family Counselling in Singapore, we are here to help overcome challenges, communicate better, and build stronger family bonds. Book your family conflict counselling services now.

Ideal Candidates for Family Therapy

The challenges individuals face are often intricately connected to ineffective communication patterns or emotional disconnection within the family. If your family faces the following challenging situations, we strongly urge you to seek family therapy in Singapore: 

Families Undergoing Transitions

Life transitions can be exciting and challenging for families. Life shifts such as moving to a new location, a job change, or a divorce transition can impact family structures. Family therapy provides a supportive space to work together to embrace these changes and grow together. 

Parents Struggling with Child Behaviour

Dealing with challenging child behaviour can be emotionally taxing for parents. Family Counselling offers a structured environment where parents learn effective parenting strategies to promote healthier development for the child and improve parent-child relationships.

Couples Facing Marital Strain

Marriage can be a rollercoaster ride, even for the strongest couples. Family therapy allows couples facing marital stress, communication breakdowns, conflicts, or intimacy issues to rebuild and strengthen their relationships. 

Families with Substance Abuse Issues

Substance abuse severely damages communications between family members and increases trust issues. Family counselling is a comprehensive approach that addresses triggers and behaviours that may lead to relapse and creates long-term recovery plan for the individual and family.

Blended Families

Blended families often face conflicts due to differences in parenting styles, discipline, and loyalty among children. These conflicts can lead to the unhappiness of children and stepparents, making it difficult for them to get along. Family therapy assists in adapting to new family structures, solving blended family disruptions, and adjusting to new roles and family units.

Families with Mental Health Concerns

Navigating the challenges of mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety of their loved ones, can be incredibly difficult for families. Seeking family counselling fosters understanding these issues and learning coping strategies, offering much-needed emotional support to their loved ones. 

Families Grieving a Loss

Losing a loved one takes a huge collective toll on the entire family. The grieving process can be isolating, but the family can come together through family therapy to normalise the grieving process. It helps family members realise that grief can take many forms and timelines, which reduces feelings of guilt or inadequacy.

Families with Chronic Illness

Caring for a loved one with a chronic illness can be emotionally and practically challenging, significantly disrupting family dynamics. Family therapy can offer strategies to help both the person with the illness and their caregivers manage the stress, burnout, and emotional strain that can come with it.

Adolescents with Behavioral or Academic Issues

Adolescence is a turbulent phase marked by academic pressures and disruptive behaviour for teenagers and parents. Family therapists employ behavioural techniques to have realistic boundaries and expectations for academic performance and conduct, ensuring that parents and teenagers have clear and achievable goals.

Families with Communication Barriers

Healthy family connections depend on effective comprehension and communication among family members. With counselling, family counsellors assist family members in learning how to express themselves clearly and assertively while considering the emotions and perspectives of others. It equips families with effective conflict resolution skills, promoting constructive discussions and disagreements.

Families with Financial Strain

Financial strain is often a root cause of crises and conflicts among family members. Family therapy helps to manage these emotional and economic challenges. Counsellors guide budgeting and financial planning for a more stable financial future.

Families with Cultural or Generational Conflicts

Cultural and generational conflicts within family units can be challenging, leading to misunderstandings and strained relationships. Family therapy can help bridge these cross-cultural differences, preserve bonds among family members, and foster mutual respect. Therapists can guide conversations, celebrate cultural traditions, and promote an environment of diversity and respect. 

Families with Special Needs Members

Families with special needs members or gifted children can evoke a range of emotions within the family, requiring specialised support and understanding. Family counselling helps members cope with the emotional impact, providing strategies to manage stress, anxiety, and uncertainty.

Families Experiencing Trauma

Traumatic events, such as domestic violence, accidents, or conflict between parents, affect the entire aspects of family relationships. Family therapy facilitates shared healing by addressing each family member's emotional and psychological impact and finding a way forward.  

Couples Preparing for Marriage

Preparing for marriage is an exciting and important phase in a couple's life, but it can also bring about premarital issues and challenges. Seeking the help of a marriage and family therapist can be a great way for couples to explore each other's family backgrounds and work together to establish realistic expectations for their future together. 

Benefits of Family Therapy

Family therapy in Singapore addresses psychological, behavioural, and emotional issues that cause family problems. Psychology Blossom, family counselling has uncountable benefits, including: 

  • Improved communication skills and constructive self-expression
  • Enhanced family functioning 
  • Addresses family dysfunctions
  • Effective conflict resolution techniques 
  • Coping skills for mental health issues, substance abuse, and trauma
  • Grief and loss healing
  • Strengthening marital relationships
  • Dealing with major life transitions and changes
  • Improving parenting and child relationships
  • Resolving intergenerational conflicts
  • Support for blended families

Challenges Addressed by Family Counselling

We effectively address various issues and challenges within the family context. We work towards fostering an understanding among family members.

The specific challenges that are effectively addressed through our family counselling services are:

Marital and Relationship Conflicts


Sometimes, marital conflicts stem from deeper issues, which can be addressed through family therapy. This allows couples to tackle the underlying problems instead of surface-level conflicts.

Parenting Challenges


Raising children can be stressful, and parents may experience burnout. Family counselling allows parents to discuss their stressors and develop strategies to manage parenting demands better.

Blended Family Issues

Blended families confront distinctive challenges while integrating new members into the family unit. Family counselling helps to establish clear roles and boundaries. In cases where ex-spouses are involved, therapy helps to navigate interactions with ex-partners and address potential challenges.

Substance Abuse and Addiction

Family therapy is extremely valuable when dealing with substance abuse or addiction issues. It addresses co-occurring issues, helps to understand the addiction complexities and supports recovery.

Mental Health Concerns

If any family member is dealing with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia, family counselling is a great help. It offers emotional support, education, and effective strategies to the person suffering from mental health problems and their family members.

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Grief and Loss

Losing a loved one can trigger changes in family dynamics and may bring up unresolved conflicts. Family therapy allows family members to process their grief, resolve issues, and create a more supportive family environment.

Financial Stress

Family therapy can ease financial stress by teaching communication about finances, setting a budget, reducing stress, and addressing conflicts from differing financial values.

Trauma and Abuse

Trauma and abuse impact individuals and families significantly. Family therapy provides a safe space to heal, rebuild trust, and address the ongoing effects of trauma on family dynamics.

Communication Barriers

Effective communication requires understanding and appreciating each other's perspectives. Family therapy helps members consider different viewpoints and resolves communication barriers such as past conflicts or emotional blockages.

Adolescent and Teen Issues

Adolescents and teenagers face unique challenges, including identity development, behavioural issues and academic stress. Family therapy helps adolescents and their parents comprehend each other better, enhance their relationships, and manage the changes that arise during this phase of life.

Cultural and Generational Conflicts

Cultural and generational conflicts within families can be complex and challenging. Family therapists are culturally sensitive, aware of the impact of culture on family dynamics, and create a space where cultural differences are acknowledged and respected.

Chronic Illness or Disability

Family therapy is helpful for families with chronic illnesses or disabilities. It offers a supportive environment to develop caregiving strategies to cope with emotional and practical challenges, ultimately leading to improved emotional well-being and greater family cohesion.

Separation and Divorce

The impact of divorce or separation hits emotionally and interpersonally to everyone involved. Family therapy helps each family member cope with the changes. It provides children with a safe space to adjust to the new family dynamic and supports parents in developing effective co-parenting strategies.

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling conflicts are natural but can become problematic if not addressed. Family therapists work with siblings to identify the root causes, which include jealousy, competition for attention, or unresolved conflicts from the past. If parental favouritism is a source of the problem, therapy can help ensure that all children receive equal attention, praise, and support.

Trust and Betrayal Issues

Infidelity and betrayal are common but painful issues that can strain a family. Through therapy, family counsellors assist in restoring relationships by acknowledging the emotions involved, facilitating the process of apologies, and making amends.

Role Changes

Life events can majorly affect family roles and dynamics that require adjustment and adaptation. Family therapy helps with these transitions and balances personal and family obligations, especially when caring for elderly parents.

Signs That A Family Needs Counselling

Sometimes, things can get too tough at home to handle and solve. This is why we are here to resolve and navigate whatever problem your family is facing. 

Watch for any of these signs that may come alone or together, suggesting your family could benefit from counselling:

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Communication Breakdown

Seeking family therapy can improve essential skills and communication techniques if you or your family feel unheard, misunderstood, or experiencing a communication breakdown.

Misdirected/Displaced Anger

Suppose you and your family tend to express anger towards each other in inappropriate ways or use unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal with your emotions. In that case, it is one of the signs that you should consider family counselling.

Trust Issues

Are there trust issues that stem from past conflicts, betrayals or even ongoing suspicions? If so, you should opt for family counselling. It works through the underlying issues and helps build trust within your family.

Signs of Withdrawal

Watch the signs of emotional or physical withdrawal in your family members, as it may suggest they are struggling internally. This can be emotional distance, avoiding family gatherings, or spending less time together.

Observable Changes in Children's Behaviour

Changes in your child's behaviour can strongly indicate family problems and a sign to seek family therapy. These changes can include mood swings, poor academic performance, problematic behaviours, or social withdrawal.

Persistent Conflicts

Your family is dealing with persistent unresolved conflicts that tend to escalate or resurface repeatedly. This is a sign that your family would benefit from seeking help from a family therapist.

Overwhelming Stressors

One of the major signs that your family needs counselling is if there are financial troubles, job loss, health issues, or other major life challenges. These can severely test the relationships within the family.

Frequent Conflicts

Frequent conflict among family members and constant arguments can make the home environment hostile and uncomfortable, indicating a need for family therapy.

Emotional Distance

If you notice your family becoming emotionally distant from each other, it is helpful to seek family counselling. Counselling is a proactive and effective way to address the issue and improve your family's relationships.

Substance Abuse

When a family member struggles with substance abuse, it can shake up the family dynamic. Seeking counselling for both the individual facing the substance abuse challenge and the entire family can address the root causes and provide a clear path toward recovery.

Major Life Transitions

If you've sensed tension or unease in your family, especially during significant life changes like divorce, the arrival of a new family member, or a move to a new location. In that case, it might be a sign that family conflict counselling services could be beneficial.

Signs of Mental Health Issues

If one or more of your family members display symptoms of mental health problems, it can significantly impact the entire family. Family therapy can assist you in comprehending and supporting the individual with mental health challenges and resolving any related family dynamics.

History of Trauma

Trauma, like abuse, loss, or other distressing events, is a major sign that you must consider family therapy for your family members' well-being and relationships. It is crucial to step toward processing and healing from past trauma, fostering healthier family interactions.

Feeling Stuck

When you feel stuck amid family problems with no clear way out, a family therapist is a person to help you. You'll get new perspectives and strategies to break through the sense of stagnation and enable your family to move forward.

Seeking Outside Help

If you and your family have found yourselves unable to make meaningful progress and are seeking outside help from relatives or friends, it is time for professional family therapy. Family therapists are trained to work through your issues and help you resolve them.

Family Therapy at Psychology Blossom

Psychology Blossom offers Family Therapy in Singapore that follows a structured process to help promote positive change and resolution within your family. Our therapy involves several key stages that aim to facilitate healing and growth, eventually leading to a healthier functioning state in your family. We use active listening and evidence-based techniques and prioritise focusing on goal-setting and positive change.

 

From the very first contact to aftercare, we are committed to providing you and your family with comprehensive support throughout the entire process. Contact us today to start your individual and family well-being as a whole.

Client Journey from First Contact to Conclusion

The Counselling Process

1. Therapist-Client Relationship Building

It all starts with the very first interaction between you and our therapist. This interaction can be over the phone, via email, or visiting our safe office space. During this conversation, we'll discuss your family issues and schedule an assessment to determine the best course of action.

2. Initial Assessment and Diagnosis

In the second stage, we move on to a detailed initial assessment to deeply understand your family's dynamics and issues. Our family therapist will comprehensively evaluate the history, relationships and underlying factors contributing to the challenges. This allows us to develop an effective treatment plan to address and resolve issues.

3. Goal Setting

Once the assessments and evaluations are complete, we establish clear family therapy goals. Your input is extremely valuable during this stage as we will collaboratively set specific and attainable objectives. These objectives will serve as measurable progress markers, providing a roadmap for our therapeutic journey.

4. Problem Solving

In this phase, we focus on solving the problems and issues. We apply various therapeutic techniques and interventions to tackle issues that have been identified. Our family counsellor or therapist will collaborate with you to provide effective and proven strategies and skills for improving communication, resolving conflicts, and building a healthy family structure.

5. Progress Monitoring & Follow-up

As we progress, we continue setting goals and implementing solutions. We continuously monitor your family's progress, ensuring that we stay on track and adjust our approach as necessary. Additionally, we provide follow-up sessions to ensure your achieved changes are sustainable.

First Session Procedure

Initial Contact and Scheduling

The first session typically lasts 80 mins. You can schedule the first session via WhatsApp or call us at +65 8800 0554 to book a session directly. One of our representatives will get back to you within 1 working day and assist you in finding a convenient time for scheduling your first session.

Intake Forms and Documentation

Before your first session, we will provide you with intake and documentation forms, including consent forms, insurance details, personal and family history questionnaires, and assessments. Upon your arrival for the first session, your family will be guided through any extra paperwork or documentation that may be required.

Follow-up Sessions Procedure

Session Structure and Flow

You can expect a supportive, organised environment in our therapy sessions that builds on past progress while addressing new concerns. The session format typically includes:

  • Check-in and Warm-up
  • Review of Goals
  • Exploration and Problem-Solving
  • Homework and Practice
  • Setting New Goals
Review of Previous Sessions

As we reflect on our previous therapy sessions, we recognise the family's achievements, identify areas that still need improvement, adjust our approaches if necessary, and encourage you to share changes or challenges you have experienced.

Addressing New Concerns

During our sessions, we remain attentive to your changing needs. Any fresh concerns or challenges are openly discussed and effectively addressed using therapeutic techniques. Further, we modify the therapy goals to accommodate these new challenges, ensuring a clear and relevant path forward.

Determining Therapy Goals, Frequency, and Duration

Setting Short-Term and Long-Term Goals

At Psychology Blossom, our goal-setting is client-focused. We craft specific short-term and long-term goals that align with unique dynamics within a family and the personal aspirations of each individual.

Deciding on Session Frequency

The counselling session is typically between 6 to 12 sessions and can be weekly, biweekly or customised. However, determining how often the sessions should occur depends on the severity of your issues and other factors, such as the nature and urgency of concerns and the pace at which your family is progressing.

Expected Duration of Therapy

Our family therapy sessions come in two duration options: 50 and 80 minutes. You can choose any option that works best for you and your family. This outcome would likely have a cascading effect by positively impacting every family member and the relationships between the family members.

A Family Therapy Session Duration

Typical Session Length

  • 50 minutes: 
    • First 20 minutes: Updates, homework discussion, and setting the agenda for the day. 
    • Next 20 minutes: Experiential exercises, psychoeducation, problem-solving, or effective psychotherapy to address your targeted goal.
    • Last 10 minutes: Processing and consolidating what was gained and experienced, wrapping up and scheduling the next appointment.

Typical Session Length

  • 80 minutes:
    • First 20 minutes: Updates, homework discussion, and setting the agenda for the day. 
    • Next 40 minutes: Experiential exercises, psychoeducation, problem-solving, or effective psychotherapy to address your targeted goal.
    • Last 20 minutes: Processing and consolidating what was gained and experienced, Wrapping up and scheduling the next appointment.

Factors Influencing Session Duration

The factors influencing session duration in family therapy are: 

Your needs and preferences

Nature of therapy

Issues complexity

Therapeutic progress and feedback

We Provide Family Counselling Services in Singapore

Psychology Blossom proudly offers inclusive family counselling services to all individuals of all ages, races, casts, or genders. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment to anyone seeking assistance, ensuring our services are accessible and beneficial to diverse clients.

Our Approach to Family Therapy in Singapore

Our family therapy in Singapore adopts a client-centred approach, prioritising the entire family's well-being. We provide holistic care by recognising the emotional, psychological, and social interconnectedness in family dynamics. We use evidence-based techniques to ensure effective and efficient therapy.

 

We collaborate respectfully, prioritise cultural sensitivity, and use a strength-based approach that emphasises the resilience and capabilities of each family member. Our therapy is goal-oriented and client-focused, with continuous feedback to meet changing needs. We prioritise interdisciplinary collaboration for comprehensive care.

 

Our practice is guided by education and empowerment, enabling families to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for enduring change. We offer immediate support in crises and ongoing assistance for long-term challenges.

 

We offer flexible therapy options to meet diverse needs, ensuring a customised and effective approach for each client. Our unwavering commitment to these principles underpins our dedication to promoting healthy and harmonious family relationships in Singapore.

Family Therapy Types and Techniques

Functional Family Therapy

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is an approach that identifies and addresses dysfunctional family patterns. It focuses on enhancing your family's communication and problem-solving skills to improve family dynamics and relationships.

Narrative Family Therapy

Narrative Family Therapy emphasises the power of storytelling and language in shaping your family's reality. Therapists work with you and your family to reframe narratives to create more positive and empowering stories about your lives.

Psychoeducation

Psychoeducation is an educational approach integrated into family therapy. It equips you and your family with the necessary knowledge and skills to cope with your family's challenges, significantly improving their overall well-being.

Supportive Family Therapy

Supportive Family Therapy offers families a safe and empathetic space to express their emotions and concerns. Family therapists provide emotional support and guidance to help your family overcome obstacles and improve relationships.

Structural Techniques

Structural Family Therapy focuses on restructuring the family's organisation and boundaries. Therapists will help you reorganise roles and modify the patterns of interaction that contribute to problematic behaviours and negative emotions.

Strategic Therapy

Strategic Therapy employs specific interventions and directives to change family interactions and solve presenting issues. One of the major benefits of this approach is its focus on creating solutions and achieving tangible outcomes within a short period. The therapists' expertise in strategic planning enables them to address your concerns precisely and effectively.

Systemic Therapy

Systemic Therapy views family issues within the context of the larger system by examining how each family member interacts with one another. It identifies patterns of behaviour that may be causing tension or conflict and provides solutions to promote a healthier and happier family unit.

Transgenerational Therapy

Transgenerational therapy uncovers the underlying causes of psychological and emotional traumas, negative beliefs, and behaviours that may have been passed down from your family's past. By understanding your family history and how it has impacted your life, you can break free from the cycle and create a more positive and fulfilling legacy for yourself and your family.

Behavioural Techniques

Behavioural Techniques have been proven effective in addressing various issues, from discipline problems to substance abuse and mental health concerns. It uses principles of reinforcement and conditioning to modify behaviour within your family.

Psychodynamic Techniques

Psychodynamic Techniques focus on exploring and addressing the influence of unconscious processes and past experiences on family harmony. By delving beneath the surface and bringing awareness to underlying issues, this approach promotes deeper change within your family system.

Our Family Therapists in Singapore

Priya Vijayan

Individual l Couples

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

Individual l Couples

Bhavani Deva, licensed Clinical Psychologist, fosters safe, non-judgmental spaces to empower clients in finding meaning and overcoming emotional difficulties. Bilingual in English and Tamil

Clinical Psychologist

Individual

Clinical Psychologist Syaza Hanafi helps adults, children & teens improve their emotional wellbeing, reach goals & live meaningful lives. She uses play therapy & Sandtray.

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About Us

We are a team comprising psychologists based in Singapore endeavouring our best to prioritise our clients’ needs. When you embark on this journey with us, we take a collaborative approach where you and your psychologist work closely together, and listen to what you have to say — No judgments, and in a safe space.

Contact Us

150 Cecil Street #07-02 S069543

+65 8800 0554

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm
Saturday: 8am to 2pm
Sunday: 10am to 2pm (Online only)

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