OFFICE CLOSURE NOTICE

Our office will be closed from Tuesday 7 April to Thursday 4 May 2020, as part of the latest Circuit Breaker measures and advisory.

We are still here for you and remain committed to serving you and your family.

  1. If you are seeking help, we continue to provide counselling support through video calls. Please contact us at 6491 0700 or schedule for an appointment at www.family.org.sg/counselling.
  2. For encouragement and equipping on how to cope with COVID-19, follow us at on Facebook and Instagram for a newly-developed series of #SGUnited #SGFamily resources.

We would also love to hear from you - do write to us (focus@family.org.sg) on how we can continue to support you and your family as we weather this crisis together. Stay safe and stay healthy!

We believe that everyone has a voice and deserves to be heard. We understand that life can be overwhelming, especially when juggling work and family. Likewise, relationships can also get strained when there are issues that are seemingly impossible to resolve.

We offer hope and effective solutions through sound counselling for individuals, married couples and families. In addition to having our counsellor's support and advice, you can also tap into our vast library of resources on self-development and relationship growth by visiting our office showroom 9 Bishan Place, #08-03, Junction 8 Office Tower.

 

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Our Counsellors

Theresa PONG

Head, Counselling / Principal Counsellor
Registered Counsellor / Registered Social Worker

Masters in Counselling, B.A. (Psychology and Statistics), Grad Dip. (Social Work); Registered Counsellor (SAC), Registered Social Worker (SASW), Post Graduate Certificate in Systemic Thinking and Approaches: Applications in Social Work and Clinical Practice, Post Graduate Certificate in Family-based Casework Supervision Training for FSCs, Certificate in Management of Family Violence, Prepare/Enrich Practitioner, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT, Module A & B)

With a decade of experience in counselling, Theresa empowers individuals, couples, and families to deal constructively with challenges such as marital conflict, divorce, abuse, and depression. She also works extensively with children and youth, equipping them with skills to cope with stress and trauma.

Drawing on various psychotherapy techniques, Theresa supports her clients in finding courage, resilience and inner strength to heal from their pain, and work towards growth and reconciliation in their personal lives and relationships. She is particularly interested in the area of couple and family counselling, as well as working with individuals struggling with issues from childhood.

Theresa is an Adjunct Lecturer in Psychology at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. She also provides clinical supervision for counsellors to develop their skills and knowledge. Married more than a decade with a daughter, Theresa enjoys travelling with her family, coaching her daughter in schoolwork and jogging during her free time.

Samantha CHENG

Samantha CHENG
Associate Counsellor

Masters in Counselling, Masters in Education, Post graduate Cert in Higher Educational Studies; Cert. of Achievement (Techniques in Couples’ Counselling), Cert. of Attendance (The Homosexuality Context in Counselling) by Family Life Society, EMDR (Level 1 & 2)

Samantha has extensive experience working with youth and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, marital conflicts, trauma, life transitions, cross-cultural re-entry (back to Singapore) adjustment issues, grief and loss, interpersonal relationship issues and parenting challenges.

Samantha has been married for thirty years and has two adult children. She seeks to empower and resource her clients with skills and deepening self-understanding towards realistic resolutions of current distresses, build inner resilience while birthing one’s potential in the unfolding of a personal growth journey.

Ling Ling CHIAM

Ling Ling CHIAM
Associate Counsellor

Masters of Arts in Counselling, Prepare and Enrich Facilitator, Approved member of the Gottman Institute, Level 3 trained therapist in the Gottman Method for Couple Therapy

Ling Ling’s passionate about helping individuals, couples and families as they navigate through the challenges and issues of life; depression, anxiety, parenting and relationship issues.

She believes that every person is the best expert on themselves. She supports her clients by working collaboratively with them towards their goals. Ling Ling specialises in using the strengths-based approach, systemic framework and various psychotherapy techniques to aid in her clients’ recovery, discovery and growth. She volunteers at a Theological seminary to facilitate the learning of counselling skills in small groups practice.

Madelin HIEW-TAY

Madelin HIEW-TAY
Associate Counsellor

MA (Counselling), Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT, completed), Gottman Couple Therapy (Level 2), Discernment Counselling: Couples on the Brink, Management of Family Violence: Intervention in Family Violence Cases, EMDR Institute Training Weekend 1&2, Prepare Enrich Practitioner, Love Works: Working with Minor Couples Facilitator, Marriage Preparation Support Programme for Trans-National Couples Facilitator, Marital First Responder Train-the-Trainer, Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) 8.0 Facilitator, Cert. Torn Asunder Facilitator, Parenting with Confidence Workshop Facilitator, Accredited Trainer for Triple P Level 2-4

Married for over 20 years, Madelin has three children. She is a counsellor not only by profession but as her life’s passion. She earned her professional qualifications while navigating a tough life transition from a different industry. She spent her years at a VWO working with individuals and families. Madelin utilises the collaborative approach to counselling for individuals and families as it increases the level of engagement and improves overall outcome. In her role as a family life educator, she runs marriage preparation courses for young or trans-national couples.

Outside of counselling, Madelin actively volunteers in her local church, relishes reading, hiking and meeting the needs of her family. She enjoys a structured life sprinkled with fun and purpose; the same balance she passionately offers in her service to others.

Roland KOH 许永鑫

Roland KOH 许永鑫
Counselling Manager / Counsellor
Bilingual Counsellor

Masters of Arts in Counselling, B.A. (Human Resource Development), Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy (Level 2), Systemic Choice Theory Reality Therapy (Level 2), Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis (TJTA) Accredited Facilitator, Myer Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Accredited Facilitator, Prepare-Enrich Accredited Facilitator, Cert. of Attendance: “Practical Sandplay Skills” By Prof Sue Jennings

Roland has extensive experience counselling adults, couples and adolescents through his prior work in various VWOs in Singapore as well as NGOs in Malaysia. He is fluent to conduct counselling sessions in both English and Mandarin. Through his work, he has supported persons with stress, anger management, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss and relationship difficulties. He has also worked with parents who are struggling with children and teens with behavioural challenges, as well as couples in crisis.

Drawing on a range of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Choice Theory & Reality Therapy, Expressive Therapy, Roland believes in a collaborative approach to help clients identify realistic and attainable goals. His approach is primarily informed by Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy (STST) — providing a non-judgmental, respectful and safe space that enable clients to develop deeper insights and self-awareness. At the same time, these clients acquire new skills for an increased sense of empowerment, improved quality of emotional well-being and greater confidence to navigate through their issues.

Larry LAI 黎忠德

Larry LAI 黎忠德
Consultant Psychotherapist / Counsellor
Certified and Registered Supervisor
Certified Marriage and Family Life Trainer
Bilingual Counsellor

MSSc (Counselling & Psychotherapy), Dip. (Counselling Psychology), B.A. (Soc. Sci.), Cert. Professional Supervisor (ACA), Registered Supervisor (APACS), Prepare Enrich Practitioner, Certified Torn Asunder Facilitator, Family Therapy Master Class Training by Dr. Karl Tomm, Cert. of Attendance: "The Homosexuality Context in Counselling” by Family Life Society; Pain and Pleasure: "Psycho-Emotional States and Consequential Disordered Behaviours" by NAMS.

Larry has been married for over 35 years and has two adult children. He brings with him over 30 years of Corporate and Social Sector leadership experience at Senior Management and Board levels.

Larry’s constant passion over the years has been to journey with individuals, couples and families as they navigate the complex challenges of careers, relationships, sexuality and life transitions. Over the years, Larry has helped individuals managed career challenges and transitions, prepare couples for marriage, work with couples and families in mending broken relationships including recovery from Extra Marital Affairs.

Larry was formerly the Head of Counselling and Principal Psychotherapist / Counsellor at Focus on the Family Singapore.

Samantha Loh

Samantha LOH
Associate Counsellor

MA (Counselling) Registered Counsellor (Singapore Association of Counselling), Prepare Enrich Practitioner, Phase 1 Basic Intensive Training: Choice Theory/Reality Therapy, Certificate of Participation in Introduction to Sandtray Therapy, Certificate of Participation in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

With a keen passion to help young people through challenging seasons, Samantha has a wide range of experience in counselling children and youth undergoing behavioural issues, grief, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, as well as those who may have suffered from abuse and trauma.

As a volunteer with the prison ministry and halfway houses, she enjoys supporting ex-offenders and family members of incarcerated members in their journey towards recovery. Samantha is also involved in a theological school where she has conducted psycho-educational workshops on theory and practice of counselling.

She believes that every individual has a unique journey, and there is a redemptive plan for each person's life.

Kiat Yong NAH

Kiat Yong NAH
Associate Counsellor

MA (Counselling), Registered Counsellor (Singapore Association of Counselling), Prepare Enrich Practitioner, Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) 8.0 Facilitator, Cert. Torn Asunder Facilitator, Gottman Couple Therapy (Level 3), Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT, Module A & B)

Kiat Yong is married with two adult children. Prior to making a career change to counselling, she worked in Information Technology management in the manufacturing and logistics industry for two decades.

Kiat Yong has extensive experience working with couples, teenagers and their families, as well as individuals across a wide-spectrum of mental health, relationship and behavioural issues. She is especially passionate about affairs recovery and has worked extensively with couples facilitating healing from pains of betrayals. She works with hurting couples assisting them to manage conflicts, improve interactions, meet each other needs and regain intimacy. Intervening using well researched, scientific and evidenced based approaches such as Gottman Couple Therapy, Emotion-focused Couple Therapy (EFCT) and Relational Life Therapy (RLT), Kiat Yong has journeyed with many hurting couples helping them to turn conflicts to connections, rebuilding intimacy in their relationships.

Our Services

MARITAL PERSONAL
  • Premarital (including for Minors)
  • Marriage enrichment
  • Extramarital affairs
  • Communication breakdown
  • Financial issues
  • In-law tension
  • Cross-cultural differences
  • Anger management
  • Stress & anxiety complex
  • Coping with and handling depression
  • Suffering grief & loss
  • Work-life balance
  • Relationship conflict
  • Life transition
PARENTING SEXUALITY
  • Parent-child relationship
  • Difficult child behaviour
  • Child with special needs
  • Sexual intimacy
  • Unwanted same-sex attraction
  • Gender identity struggles
  • Pornography addiction

Counselling Rates (excl. Public Holidays)

with effect from 1 January 2020

Type of Session Last Appointment at First hour Charges after the first hour (per half hour)
Day
(From 9.00 am)
5.00 pm $120 $60
Evening
(From 6.00 pm)
7.00 pm $170 $85
Saturday
(From 10.00 am)
2.30 pm $200 $100

Note:

  • Session start time will be computed based on the booked time slot.
  • After the first hour, additional charges will apply per half hour, based on the rates reflected above.
  • For any enquiries, you may call 6491 0700 (Mon - Fri, 9.00 am to 6.00 pm).

Our cancellation policy:

  • If you’d like to cancel or postpone your appointment, kindly notify us via email at least 1 working day in advance.
  • A $50 cancellation charge will apply for no-shows or cancellation/postponement made after 12.00 pm of the working day before scheduled appointment.

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