We help women living in Singapore tackle the stress of balancing our multiple roles as partner, mother, daughter, employee, and friend and the pressure to live up to traditional societal expectations through Women’s Counselling.
As a woman, voicing your thoughts, opinions and feelings while being heard by the people around you may be challenging for many of us. We all have our own fair share of ups and downs in life – from coping with the loss of a loved one, to dips in work or school performance or even relationship problems. These are all typical life challenges that many of us experience. However, as women, we are more often the primary caregiver in our families, and we need to manage a great deal of stress from balancing our multiple roles as partners, mothers, daughters, employees and friends. Over time, this may take a toll on our mental health.
Many of us may feel pressured to live up to traditional societal expectations placed on women that emphasise domestic capabilities over academic and career progression. Sometimes, we may get too focused on fulfilling others’ expectations of us that there is little to no room left for our personal needs and interests. These concerns all add up in the long run and accumulate stress in our minds and body, affecting our mental health.
Based on findings from the Singapore Mental Health Study, the prevalence of mental health illnesses, such as major depressive disorder and generalised anxiety disorder, was higher in women than men. Therapy and counselling for women can help them cope with your struggles or better manage the symptoms of deteriorating mental health. If you or someone you know is facing difficulty handling day-to-day responsibilities due to these issues, consult our mental health professionals as soon as possible. Book an appointment with us for either an online or in-person counselling session. At Incontact, our psychotherapists are always there to listen and help guide you through these challenges within a safe environment.
Being a woman brings an array of unique life challenges. Women have multiple societal roles and may feel pressured to juggle professional and familial roles. These two roles may sometimes conflict, resulting in many issues and stress that may develop into more serious mental health problems if not dealt with properly. Some of the issues that women may face include:
Women’s counselling can provide a safe, non-judgmental space for women to openly talk about the various issues that they are facing and be heard. In addition, therapy for women can aid in removing pessimistic thoughts and replacing them with more constructive and optimistic views, which is essential for a happy and purposeful life.
At Incontact, our therapists have vast experience in working with the various different issues that women face. Our therapists, some of whom are wives and mothers themselves, will be able to provide you with relevant and helpful ways to cope with your struggles. In addition, our therapists are always ready to be the listening ear we sometimes need or even a shoulder to lean on for extra support.
Women’s counselling can offer a safe and empowering platform that will help teach you ways to deal with life’s adversities more effectively and to adopt more healthy coping mechanisms. Through counselling sessions with our trusted therapists, you will regain control over your life and find joy in the things you used to do again.
Many women feel overworked, under-appreciated, and taken for granted by their families. At Incontact, family counselling can help resolve these issues by strengthening your family’s communication skills so that you and your family can overcome problems and disagreements constructively.
Many women feel unheard and under-appreciated in their romantic relationships, especially after years together. At Incontact, our therapists can assess relationships, help recognise and resolve conflicts between you and your partner and reignite the love and intimacy that was once shared.
Answer: If you feel like you are starting to lose control over your own life, and your everyday life gets too overwhelming, it may be a sign for you to seek professional help. There are a few symptoms that signal to us that we are struggling. If you or someone you know is experiencing many of the symptoms listed below, consult a mental health professional as soon as you can. Book an appointment with us for either an online or in-person counselling session. These symptoms may include:
Answer: Our counsellors at Incontact follow a strict confidentiality principle for all counselling sessions. The matters discussed during each of your sessions will strictly be kept between you and your therapist. At Incontact, we value our clients’ privacy and we are here to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for you to talk about and overcome your difficulties. The issues and problems that you share with your therapist will not be known to your family and friends.