Family Therapy & Counselling In Singapore
uDo you feel unheard and unseen in your family sometimes?
Feel like your parents aren’t communicating as effectively as they should?
See your siblings struggling to express because they feel they won’t be understood?
Get the quiet, nagging sense that you can do better as a family?
If yes, then family therapy can help you.
We all know how important families are in our lives. The kind of environment we get within our family largely determines the quality of our life and the person we become. So, it is crucial to ensure that the environment feels positive, nurturing, and safe for all.
Family therapy is a type of psychotherapy that aims to create this environment no matter the family history. It aims to resolve conflicts by building effective communication, foster understanding of family patterns and dynamics, and increase the safety and love experienced amongst family members.
Issues related to family :
Some of the issues that many families go through are:
Loss of a loved one:
This loss can be due to two things- death or separation/ divorce. In both cases, grief and anger can make it very hard to accept reality and move on. Mental health can deteriorate very quickly. During such times, it becomes crucial for the family to bond together more strongly and help each other to cope and then thrive. Even though there is no set way to deal with the loss, family counselling can help to strengthen the family system so members can lean on each other.
Substance abuse can be challenging to come to terms with, both for the individual and their family members. It has an impact on the family’s physical health, its finances and their mental well-being. It becomes essential for a family to sit together and find a way out, so that they can work through this and become stronger because of it.
These are, by far, the most common and plague every family to some degree. A lack of constructive communication that focuses on understanding and connection sets the foundation for many family problems. Family therapy can help to uproot these unhealthy patterns and set new ones in place. This enables the family to sort through future issues in a healthy manner.
How can family therapy help?
Family therapy, based on family systems theory, helps to reduce distress in families by improving interactions between individuals. It assists families to stop blaming each other for their issues and strategize ways to work together.
The aim of family counselling is to improve the relationships of members in a family unit by building empathy and understanding.
Incontact’s Family Counselling Services In Singapore:
At Incontact’s counselling center, we provide a safe and non-judgemental space where you’ll freely be able to express your thoughts and feelings.
Family psychotherapists at Incontact can help your family to communicate effectively, and work proactively to resolve conflicts. They are trained to assist in evaluating and resolving relationship problems while suggesting positive alternatives to replace dysfunctional behaviors.
They observe and study family roles and behavior patterns to better understand and identify problems that contribute to conflict. They also identify your family’s strengths and try to build a deeper emotional connection between family members on that foundation.
Our therapists are unbiased and empathetic listeners who ensure that at the end of the sessions, each individual feels supported and heard.
How does Family counselling take place?
Family counselling consists of multiple sessions. Generally, they begin by addressing one
major issue. As the sessions progress, additional issues arise since the majority of them share roots. Therapists listen carefully and compassionately, talk to every member about how they feel w.r.t (please write full forms)the issue, and then help to redirect their thoughts and behaviors for greater understanding and connection.
Additional Services to Family Counselling by Incontact:
Distress in relationships has a direct impact on our mental health. During the course of a relationship, couples face many problems that feel unsolvable at the time. At times like these, it is important to go for therapy and resolve these issues. Therapists at Incontact help in identifying the causes of conflict and assist you in creating effective patterns of communication by using research-backed methods.
Adolescence is a difficult time for many. There is confusion about physiological and psychological changes. Therapists at Incontact can guide adolescents through this stage and empower them to understand their thoughts,feelings, and behaviours so that adulthood is entered on the right foot.
Lots of parents worry about their child suffering from ADHD, bipolar disorder, and being unable to manage big emotions. Counsellors at Incontact’s Singapore center identify these issues, and act as the bridge that fosters understanding between a parent and child. Our counsellors are well-versed with co parenting counselling and try to help parents connect better with their child and learn about any issues that their children might be going through.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :
Q. Do all the members of the family need to attend family counselling?
It is highly encouraged that all family members attend counselling therapies. Every member needs to be aware of the innermost thoughts and feelings of other members. Effective communication is vital in family psychotherapy and can only take place when everybody is present.
Q. Isn’t it better for families to solve their own problems?
Due to the closeness, it is not possible to deal with mental health issues on our own most of the times. It can lead to a lot of misunderstandings. Incontact’s family counselling services in Singapore provide a safe space where you can freely express your thoughts. Our experienced therapists in family psychotherapy will help identify the issues and assist your family in resolving these and developing stronger bonds.