Couples Counselling SG

Couples Counselling in Singapore

How Couples Counselling Works on TYHO

Couples Counsellors in Singapore at TYHO

Choose Your Counsellor

Browse through TYHO couples counsellors’ profiles and watch their videos. You can read about each counsellor’s qualifications, specialisations and interests to find someone who can help with communication, trust, or intimacy issues you are facing.

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Book a Session

On your chosen counsellor’s profile, click the ‘Book a Session’ button to select the medium, service, and date. Here, you can also view the cost and availability of your counsellor. Create an account with TYHO to confirm your booking.

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Start Counselling

You will immediately receive the booking confirmation after payment. Fill out the Intake Form with your partner and share your therapy goals. You will start the counselling journey with your counsellor using tools like the Therapeutic Form. 

Find Your Couples Counsellor in Singapore

At Talk Your Heart Out (TYHO), we have couples counsellors who offer both online and in-person sessions. You can join online sessions either through audio only or video conferencing. 

In-person couples counselling will take place in the counsellor’s office. TYHO counsellors offer face-to-face sessions in various areas in Singapore, including Fort Canning and Paya Lebar. Where the TYHO counsellor offers in-person sessions, their office address is provided in a blue-coloured label on their short profile. 

Please click the ‘View More Counsellors’ button to find more profiles.

Couples counsellor in Singapore - Connie


Professional Counsellor
Connie is an experienced counsellor who is able to help clients with a variety of issues such as stress, anxiety, cultural adjustment, and LGBTQ issues…View more
Couples Counsellor in Singapore, Danial Sufyan


Professional Counsellor
Danial works with individuals facing anxiety, stress, depression, burnout, self-esteem and relationship issues… View more
Couples counsellor Singapore - Punitha


Counselling Psychologist
Punitha is an experienced psychologist who specialises in couples therapy, self-harm, addictions, trauma and PTSD, burnout & childhood issues… View more
Couples Counsellor in Singapore, Abigail


Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Abigail specialises in separation, grief and loss, relationship issues, couples counselling, existential issues, trauma & PTSD.View more

What You’ll Get From Couples Counselling

Prioritise Accountability

TYHO counsellors avoid ‘taking sides’ in the relationship and use tools like scale questioning to help you and your partner stay accountable to each other.

Foster Mutual Respect

Through evidence-based approaches like the Gottman Method, your counsellors will help you increase mutual respect, commitment, and trust in the relationship.

Explore Intimacy

TYHO counsellors specialise in working with couples who face emotional or sex-related issues. Learn exercises like love mapping to explore intimacy with your partner.

Prevent Conflicts

Couples counsellors may use solution-focused brief therapy to help you set goals, create timelines to achieve them, and prevent future conflict from affecting you.

Build Resilience

TYHO counsellors have several years of experience and can help you get back on track as a couple using skills such as empathy, open-mindedness, and understanding.

Access Expert Advice and Tools

Read expert tips from counsellors, access free resources, and learn more about your mental health and relationships through the TYHO monthly newsletter.

Types of Couples Counselling in Singapore

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Relationship Counselling

Being in a relationship is fun and exciting. However, relationships come with their fair share of challenges. 

You might be facing several issues like being unable to communicate honestly with your partner, fighting all the time due to differences in opinion, feeling inferior, etc. 

During tough times, relationship counsellors (also called couples counsellors) can help you know yourself and your partner better. Counsellors at TYHO are experienced with helping couples and are qualified in approaches like the Gottman Method. 

You do not need to save relationship counselling for when things get complicated and severe. 

TYHO counsellors in Singapore can also help you acquire skills like empathy, commitment, and conflict management to prevent any issues that may arise in the future. 

Some of the issues TYHO relationship counsellors can help with include: 

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Premarital Counselling

If you are yet to be married or planning to get married in the future, you can seek help from premarital counselling at TYHO. 

Both couples and marriage counsellors at TYHO can provide premarital counselling. It especially helps if you want to learn more about your partner, understand each other better and set realistic couple goals and boundaries for your marriage. 

TYHO counsellors are skilled in approaches like psychodynamic couples therapy to help you and your partner discuss several important factors in a safe and non-judgmental environment. 

You can take the therapeutic space to talk about shared plans for the future, including financial goals, raising children, buying a house etc. 

Some of the issues and areas couples counsellors at TYHO can help with include:

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Marriage Counselling

TYHO marriage counsellors regularly work with married couples and have helped them understand each other’s fears, concerns, and roles in the marriage. 

Our marriage counsellors also work with couples where one or both partners face mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, chronic stress, and childhood trauma. 

However, remember that you can visit a marriage counsellor even if your issue is not severe. 

During sessions, you can talk openly, set realistic expectations for you and your spouse, or learn more about parenting styles and family dynamics. 

Visit our marriage counselling page to gain an in-depth insight into how it works and how it can help you and your spouse. 

TYHO marriage counsellors can help with:

Issues People Seek Couples Therapy For

Who is couples counselling for?

At TYHO, we provide couples counselling in Singapore if you need help with any emotional or psychological issues that may have been present for a long time or if you have been unable to articulate the difficulty (eg feeling like something is wrong in the relationship yet unable to identify the problem).

Please note that you can seek couples counselling even if you simply want to understand your partner better, improve your communication skills, or focus on setting and achieving realistic relationship goals. 

TYHO couples counsellors are skilled in approaches like solution-focused brief therapy and emotion-focused therapy and can help with the following:

How do we know whether to go for couples counselling?

Below are some signs to look out for:

Do note that the above signs may apply to all members of the relationship. If either of you experiences or notices similar signs, couples counselling can help you resolve these issues.

Note: If you or someone you know is in immediate danger of any kind of abuse in a relationship, please seek emergency services. You can also visit our crisis resources page to find organisations in your country that can help. 

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

You might not feel comfortable sharing what goes on in their relationship. Some may also feel scared or nervous about being vulnerable with a couples therapist. 

TYHO couples counsellors are empathetic and experienced with several issues couples face, including feeling hesitant to start therapy. 

We encourage you to book one session with our couples counsellor and share your concerns about therapy with them. During your first session, your counsellor will share their experiences, expertise, approaches they use for couples, and issues they can help with. 

If your partner does not want to attend even the initial sessions, here are some other things you can try:

Let your partner know why you are considering couples counselling and how you imagine it will benefit you both.

Providing clear benefits and issues you can get help with will encourage your partner to try therapy together. 

Let them know that seeking couples therapy is normal and common and that you only wish to strengthen the bond between each other. 

You can mention that seeking counselling together can help reduce stress and pressure in the relationship, improve interpersonal communication, and reignite the spark of intimacy and excitement. 

Ask your partner what aspect of relationship counselling makes them feel uncomfortable.

In the meantime, try not to get defensive when they share. Listening to your partner attentively can reassure them and validate their apprehensions. 

Active listening can include asking doubts, questions, clarifying their feelings, reflecting their thoughts (eg “Yes, I understand how scary it can be”), and contributing to the conversation with your own feelings (eg “I feel scared too. But I would really like to try if therapy works out for us”).

Ask them if you can do anything to make them feel less uncomfortable about trying therapy. 

People are often reluctant to go for couples therapy due to the stigma and misconceptions around it. 

Try to gently suggest that therapy is only an option and that expressing your feelings in a professional and safe environment can strengthen the relationship. 

Additionally, if you have ever been to individual therapy in Singapore, share your experiences with your partner. 

Let them know exactly how therapy helped improve your communication skills, assertiveness, confidence, self-awareness etc.

You can ask your partner what their ideal couples therapist is like and involve them in the process of selecting a therapist. 

The idea of doing something together will help them feel more comfortable. Your partner would then feel like they can trust the process and take their time to decide. 

It would comfort them to know that you will wait for them as long as it takes. 

If you have tried these suggestions and your partner is still not open to trying couples therapy together, respect that not everyone is ready for therapy immediately.

While it may be upsetting, you can try individual counselling first and discuss any issues relating to your relationship with a suitable therapist in Singapore.

After that, consider sharing your counselling journey with your partner.

Observing a positive change in you may encourage your partner to try couples counselling! 

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Couples Counselling in Singapore: What to Expect

You might be scared or confused before attending your first couples counselling session with your partner. 

The idea of attending a session with someone else (eg your partner) may be even more terrifying because you might share personal stories and feelings. 

TYHO couples counsellors are aware of the several challenges and fears couples have around therapy and, hence, will completely understand if you need more time sharing. 

Despite all your apprehensions, it might help you to know what to expect from your sessions and what kind of approaches TYHO counsellors use. 

Do note that your counsellor will work collaboratively with you to identify the best approach for your relationship and issues. 

In this section, we will share information about the three most common types of therapeutic modalities used during couples counselling and how they can help you and your partner. 

Most TYHO couples counsellors are experts in the Gottman Method, which was developed by Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman to help couples improve their verbal communication and increase intimacy, affection, and respect.

Your counsellor may initially ask several questions to get to know you and gain insights into the background of your relationship. Soon after, your counsellor may take an assessment, which first takes place with a joint session between you, your partner, and the counsellor. 

During the assessment, your counsellor may also speak separately with you and your partner. You will also be asked to fill in evidence-based questionnaires developed to assess elements from the Gottman Method. 

The assessment and additional questions will give your couples counsellor the big picture of the relationship. 

During the Gottman Method, your counsellor may use love maps (eg getting to know each other) and other scientific exercises to build fondness, admiration, trust, and commitment. 

You can expect to overcome issues such as:

  • Stonewalling (you or your partner withdrawing from frequent conversations)
  • Criticism from each other
  • Blame-shifting 
  • Lack of mutual respect and understanding
  • Lack of affection, attention, and comfort
  • Lack of support from either you or your partner

Many TYHO couples counsellors have the required qualifications and expertise in emotionally focused couples therapy (EFT).

EFT is a therapy our counsellors use to understand and identify negative and rigid patterns of interactions in couples. This therapy will help you identify emotional disconnection and insecure attachment style with your partner.

TYHO counsellors use EFT to tap into your inherent power of emotions and motivations to maintain your relationship. 

During EFT therapy, your counsellor may observe your individual experiences, emotional responses, and how you and your partner interact. 

Your counsellor will also guide the conversation at times and prevent it from becoming harmful or destructive. 

During your session, TYHO counsellors will also focus on creating a positive therapeutic relationship with you. Using the core elements of EFT – emotional moments and interactions – your counsellor will continue to track and reflect on their observations. 

You will notice changes in your relationship in three stages, where you might experience major shifts in the first two stages. The three main stages include de-escalating negative cycles, restructuring the bond and integrating tools. 

Through EFT, couples counsellors can help you with issues such as:

  • Feelings of alienation and loneliness in the relationship
  • Defensiveness and shifting blame on each other
  • Feelings of hopelessness in the relationship
  • Being fixated on each other's faults and negatives 
  • Lack of emotional or sexual attraction

TYHO couples counsellors primarily use SFBT to help couples come up with solutions for their challenges. SFBT is also used during:

Counsellors in Singapore use this approach to help with various aspects of the couple's life, such as personal, family, and work – and identify how these areas affect your relationship and interactions with your partner.

During sessions, your counsellor will help you learn tools to come up with solutions for problems immediately, rather than exploring the underlying issues as in other types of approaches. 

Your counsellors will ask you and your partner questions to set realistic and practice goals. You will also work with the couples counsellors to describe your ideal relationship. 

In the following sessions, you will work collaboratively (with the counsellor and partner) to outline the necessary steps, requirements, timelines, and strategies to achieve the discussed goal. 

To create realistic couple goals, your counsellor will ask you questions and help you identify how you solved your problems in the past and what works for you as a couple. 

Couples counsellors also use tools in SFBT like scaling questions and miracle questions. Scaled questions will have scales to assess your partner’s and your levels of trust, communication, agreement, commitment, and satisfaction in the relationship. 

On the other hand, your counsellor might use miracle questions to help you imagine a future where your relationship has significantly improved due to one particular event. You will then work together with your partner to write down steps that you can take to make that imagination a reality. 

With SFBT, TYHO couples counsellors in Singapore can help you with issues such as:

  • Lack of honest and open communication
  • Lack of intimacy
  • Lack of healthy and personal boundaries in the relationship
  • Lack of understanding of individual and couple goals and expectations
  • Feeling neglected due to busy schedules and work timings

What Couples Say

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of couples counselling in Singapore?

In Singapore, the cost of couples counselling at Talk Your Heart Out (TYHO) for an hour-long session starts from S$ 152.60 (w/GST).

The session charges differ slightly based on offer package rates and your preferred therapy medium (online or in-person counselling).

Please refer to our pricing page for more information on pricing and discounts.

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How long does couples therapy go for?

The duration of therapy will depend on many factors, such as your willingness to proactively engage in the sessions, your availability, your goals for couples therapy, and the complexity of your issues. 

In general, couples therapy can take anywhere from 12 to 25 sessions of therapy before you and your partner are fully satisfied with the changes in your life and relationship. 

However, the number is a general estimate and does not apply to everyone. For example, if you or your partner are busy for a week and miss a session, then you may have to extend the duration of therapy more than those who have not missed any sessions at all. 

Additionally, you might need time to understand and implement all the therapeutic tools that you learn during therapy. Healing and growth are not linear, so you might even slip back to your unhelpful habits and patterns once in a while. 

Hence, couples counsellors at TYHO make it a point to guide you through these slips and change their approaches accordingly. 

As you learn more and more about yourself and your partner and do the work your Therapist gives you (eg exercises to improve your relationship), you will start noticing the benefits along the journey. 

During the first few sessions, you can always talk to your partner and your couples counsellor about your therapy, relationship goals, and timelines. 

Can couples counselling fix a relationship?

Couples counselling is not a quick fix. However, attending therapy sessions with your partner can help you gain insights into your relationship. 

During couples therapy, you will be learning how to:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Set boundaries without hurting each other
  • Develop relationships with your partner’s friends and family
  • Identify and work on your attachment styles
  • Navigate work-related stress, financial issues, and general disconnect

Learning these skills and techniques will, in turn, help to improve your relationship and strengthen the bond you share with your partner.  

What is the difference between couples counselling and marriage counselling?

Couples and marriage counselling at TYHO share similar techniques, principles and values – to address issues between couples and improve their relationship.

The difference between them mainly depends on what kind of issues you are facing and your Therapist’s approach and specialisation. 

However, TYHO couples counsellors generally work with couples in different relationship stages. Couples counsellors can help with issues such as loneliness in a relationship, communication issues, lack of trust, cheating, lack of appreciation, boredom, intimacy issues, and so on.

We recommend you reach out to a couples counsellor if you are in a relationship, are moving in together, or are looking to get married in the future. 

On the other hand, TYHO marriage counsellors focus on married couples and the unique challenges they face in the context of marriage, families, and children. 

Marriage counsellors can help with issues with in-laws, disagreements and conflicts in household duties, amount of time spent together, gender and marriage roles and responsibilities, parental stress, fighting about money, and so on. 

If you are married and would like help with your relationship, we recommend you reach out to our marriage counsellors in Singapore. 

Both couples and marriage counsellors at TYHO also offer premarital counselling. Seeking therapy right before marriage is especially helpful if you want to set expectations and prepare for your new chapter in life!

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