Psychotherapists in Singapore
An Approach Tailored Just for You
We all face obstacles that affect our lives. You are not alone.
Psychotherapy in Singapore at TYHO can help you overcome them with the help of an expert professional. Nearly 98% of clients find our services beneficial.
Psychotherapists Curated for You
At Talk Your Heart Out (TYHO), we provide both online counselling and in-person counselling in Singapore. You can view the addresses of our psychotherapists in their short profiles below.
TYHO psychotherapists who offer face-to-face therapy in Singapore provide services in Paya Lebar, Anson Rd and more.
Please click the ‘Find More Psychotherapists’ button to see more profiles.
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How Psychotherapy Works on TYHO
Select a Psychotherapist
Explore our psychotherapists’ full profiles and watch their videos. Here, you will find information about the Therapist’s specialisation, background, approaches, and interests.
Schedule Your Session
Click the ‘Book a Session’ button to choose your preferred service type, modality, and date. You can see the cost and availability of your Therapist before booking a session.
Begin Your Therapy
Create an account with TYHO to confirm your booking and start therapy. Fill the Intake Form with your issues and goals and work with your Therapist on a Therapeutic Plan.
Why Psychotherapy With TYHO?
You can filter TYHO Singaporean psychotherapists based on their specialisations, gender, languages they speak (including Tamil and Mandarin Chinese), and the medium of therapy they offer.
Psychotherapy in Singapore: Introduction
1) What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy in Singapore is a service at TYHO that can help you manage and overcome mental health disorders and emotional distress, such as depression, chronic stress, low self-esteem, and anxiety.
We offer anxiety and depression counselling in Singapore if you would like personalised help.
On the TYHO platform, all mental health professionals, including psychologists in Singapore, counsellors and psychotherapists, are collectively called ‘Therapists’.
TYHO psychotherapists have the required qualification (all Therapists have a minimum of master’s degree in counselling) and specialisation.
Using their expertise, psychotherapists help you explore the underlying causes of your thoughts, actions, and behaviours.
For example, if you have social anxiety disorder, your Therapist may ask questions about your childhood to understand if any negative childhood experiences have triggered anxiety.
The main aim of psychotherapists is to help you improve your quality of life and make you self-reliant in handling any current or future issues.
You can seek help at TYHO for issues such as:
- Anger management
- Relationship issues
- Gender and sexuality
- Grief, loss and bereavement
- Lack of motivation or interest
- Health anxiety (eg cancer)
TYHO psychotherapists use several evidence-based techniques, such as schema therapy, person-centred therapy (PCT), and trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT).
The therapeutic approaches can be used for short-term therapy (a few weeks to months of sessions to deal with immediate issues) or long-term (months to years to cope with chronic psychological problems).
Do note that you can book a session with a TYHO psychotherapist even if you simply want to understand yourself and your goals better. There are no rules about the reasons to seek therapy in Singapore.
Be assured that TYHO psychotherapists are held to high standards and have an ethical responsibility to maintain strict confidentiality in all therapy sessions.
2) What are the types of psychotherapy?
You will be working with your psychotherapist to determine the best choice of therapy for you based on your issues, therapy goals, and your Therapist’s specialisation.
Below is a non-exhaustive list of approaches TYHO Therapist’s use:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Psychotherapists use CBT to help you identify negative thought patterns (NTP) and teach you tools such as cognitive restructuring (replacing negative thoughts with facts) to help manage your issue. CBT is used to treat anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder etc.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT): The main aim of IPT is to help you cope with your issue by improving your interpersonal relationships and functioning. Your psychotherapist will focus on your current problems in various aspects of your life rather than exploring your childhood issues. IPT is most used for depression and eating disorders.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT): SFBT is a short-term goal-oriented approach that psychotherapists use to help you construct solutions rather than focusing on the problems. You will work on achieving and sustaining positive change through goal-setting techniques. SFBT can help with stress, anxiety, behavioural problems, and relationship issues.
Systemic Family Therapy: During family counselling in Singapore, psychotherapists may use systemic therapy to explore problems in the family from different perspectives to identify its core issues. TYHO Therapists use tools such as reframing (changing opinions of yourself) and questioning to help with addiction, mood disorders, conduct disorders, and family trauma.
Gottman’s Couples Therapy: Psychotherapists may use Gottman’s Method during couples counselling in Singapore. The goal of the therapy is to help improve your verbal communication, affection, and mutual respect in the relationship. Your Therapist may use tools like love mapping to help you overcome conflicts and arguments with your partner.
3) What happens during a psychotherapy session?
During psychotherapy sessions in Singapore, you will be engaging in a structured conversation with your Therapist.
Initially, your Therapist may ask you questions about yourself, your goals, background, issues, intensity of the issues, medical history, and so on.
The questioning method will help your psychotherapist gain a complete picture of your life. The first few sessions are also focused on building rapport with you and creating a positive therapist-client relationship.
The relationship you build with your Therapist will play a significant role in the effectiveness of therapy.
Once you feel comfortable, you will begin to share several personal and vulnerable details with your Therapist – that might, in turn, help them tailor their therapeutic approach for you.
At TYHO, we select psychotherapists through a strict screening process to assess them on clinical skills and TYHO values – which include empathy, non-judgmentalism, and cultural sensitivity.
Hence, be assured that you can confidently share your personal concerns with your Therapist.
You can also use the first few therapy sessions to ask any questions you might have about taking therapy or about your psychotherapist’s qualifications.
Once your psychotherapist identifies your issues, you will then work with them on your Therapeutic plan.
You may be assigned homework to do outside therapy sessions, and your Therapist may also use evidence-based questionnaires or exercises to track your progress.
During therapy, you will also learn new skills to improve your confidence, communication, decision-making, problem-solving, and changing thought and behaviour patterns (eg maladaptive behaviour).
Based on your issue, your Therapist may draw from multiple approaches, such as narrative therapy and person-centred therapy, to provide you with a holistic management plan.
How Can Psychotherapy Help You?
Psychotherapists at TYHO regularly help many people in different stages of their lives.
TYHO psychotherapists are well-qualified and can help with issues such as depression, struggling to communicate effectively, work-related stress, generalised anxiety, and so on.
Many of our psychotherapists in Singapore are trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) and Schema Therapy to help with various mental health issues.
Psychotherapists at TYHO can help with:
Mood disorders: Major depressive disorder (or clinical depression) and bipolar disorder are some of the mood disorders that are characterised by extreme mood swings and energy.
- Anxiety disorders: Several conditions, such as generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorders, fall under this category.
Personality disorders: Cluster A, Cluster B and Cluster C are clusters of personalities. Some specific disorders under these clusters include borderline personality disorder (BPD) and narcissistic personality disorder.
- Eating disorders: Anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and pica fall under this category.
Additionally, our psychotherapists can also help with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and addiction-related issues.
Each disorder and its intensity may require specific therapeutic tools. Psychotherapists at TYHO are experienced in using an integrative approach for their clients.
In other words, if you have borderline personality disorder (BPD), your psychotherapist may draw from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). DBT was created specifically to focus on how our thoughts, beliefs, and actions contribute to the development of BPD.
You can read the next section to find out if psychotherapy is for you and how it can help you improve your life.
Choosing a psychotherapist who is the right fit for you is important. The effectiveness of therapy is closely linked to the therapist-client relationship.
You can book a session with your shortlisted psychotherapist and see if their approach works out for you. However, it may take some time to feel comfortable or find someone who understands your concerns.
Hence, we encourage you to be patient and work with a few Therapists. Sometimes, people may become comfortable in their first Therapist match. Conversely, others may take more time to choose their Therapist.
During therapy, please feel free to clarify all your doubts and ask any other specific questions you can think of. Your Therapist will answer you honestly.
There are no right or wrong questions – therapy at TYHO is a completely empathetic and non-judgmental space!
Below are some questions you can ask your psychotherapist during the first session. The questions include aspects of their qualifications, your personal goals, and the progress of your growth.
Some of the questions you can ask your Therapist include:
Psychotherapy Approaches at TYHO
At TYHO, we strive to provide quality therapy services for individuals, couples in a relationship, married couples, children and families.
TYHO psychotherapists in Singapore use an integrative approach and draw from several modalities, such as eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Psychotherapists on our platform constantly update themselves on mental health issues, psychotherapeutic research and interventions. Most TYHO psychotherapists are registered with the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS).
Read on to find out how we provide trauma-informed, client-centric, and inclusive care to our clients.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can get the most out of psychotherapy by engaging actively in the sessions and communicating openly with your Therapist.
Here are some general tips you can follow:
- Set clear goals: Talk to your Therapist during the initial sessions and try to understand what you want out of therapy and how you plan on achieving it.
- Be open: Progressing in therapy depends on how openly and honestly you can communicate with your Therapist. Hence, share any information about yourself that you think will help with healing and growth.
- Do the work: Your psychotherapist in Singapore may assign homework or activities that you need to do outside therapy. Remember that change usually happens outside therapy, and try to commit to these therapeutic exercises even after sessions.
- Embrace discomfort: Growth and change usually do not happen without discomfort. Try not to avoid uncomfortable topics or feelings. Every time you face discomfort, remember it is a sign that you are progressing towards your goals!
- Give feedback: You can share your feedback with TYHO psychotherapists anytime you wish. In fact, sharing what works and what doesn’t during therapy will help your Therapist tailor their approach for you.
You can visit each TYHO Therapist’s profile to read about their background, specialisations, expertise, and interests.
When you find someone who can help with your issues, you can book a session with that particular Therapist based on their availability.
Below are a few tips you can consider while choosing a Therapist in Singapore:
- Identify your needs: Look for a psychotherapist who can help with your issue. In every TYHO Therapist’s profile, you can find the information under the ‘What Therapist Can Help With’ section.
- Research: Try visiting as many Therapist profiles as you can. Shortlist TYHO Therapists based on four factors: issues, approach, language, and expertise.
- Consider logistics: Try to consider factors such as the medium of therapy (online or in-person), fees, location, and timings. Individual therapy sessions at TYHO start from S$ 120. The price may vary depending on the medium of therapy.
- Book a session: Book your first session with a shortlisted Therapist and try to gauge your comfort level with them. In the first session, you can ask your Therapist any questions about their experience or therapy in general.
Sometimes, finding someone who is the right match for you may take time. Feel free to change your psychotherapist if you feel they are not best for you.
On our platform, we use the term ‘Therapist’ to collectively refer to all mental health professionals, including psychotherapists and counsellors.
If you are looking to seek therapy with TYHO, it is not necessary to choose a particular type of professional. This is because TYHO psychotherapists and counsellors have similar qualifications (minimum master’s degree in counselling) and can help with several issues such as depression, trauma, grief, work-related stress etc.
Only a subtle difference exists between TYHO psychotherapists and counsellors.
Psychotherapists in Singapore usually engage in long-term intensive therapy where they explore past and adverse childhood experiences. During sessions, psychotherapists may use transactional analysis and humanistic therapy to help you understand why you react the way you do.
On the other hand, counsellors in Singapore focus more on specific and current problems such as stress and pressure at work, issues in your romantic relationship, low self-esteem etc. Counsellors may also draw from approaches like humanistic therapy, but they mainly use Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and schema therapy to help construct solutions.
If you are keen to choose a particular type of Therapist on TYHO, we suggest you visit each Therapist’s profile and read about their specialisations and issues they can help with. Click the link below to find more Therapist’s profiles!
Psychotherapy in Singapore works effectively to help you with mental health conditions, emotional difficulties, and significant life changes.
TYHO psychotherapists may provide tools to help you understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The main goal of therapy is to make you reliant on yourself and to equip you with skills that you can use if any problems arise in the future.
According to 2021 research, almost 41% of people managed to reduce symptoms of depression after receiving psychotherapy.
Hence, psychotherapy does work, although it is not a quick fix. Noticing positive changes in your life after receiving psychotherapy may take some time.
The duration and efficacy of therapy are not the same for every person. Some people may observe immediate changes, whereas others may start noticing changes only after a few months.
How you progress depends on the intensity of your issues, the type of approaches used, your commitment to therapy, and the relationship you build with your Therapist.
TYHO Therapists provide both short-term and long-term care. Throughout the therapy process and for as long as you want, your Therapist will continue to work with you and support you with their expertise.
Trying therapy for the first time is a brave step. Finding a professional you can truly connect with and create a positive therapeutic relationship with is essential.
Below are some red flags that your psychotherapist might not be the right match for you:
- You simply don’t like your Therapist and think of them as a friend rather than someone who can help you in a therapeutic setting.
- Your psychotherapist does not understand your cultural background and the unique problems you may face because of your race, religion, gender, or ethnicity.
- Your psychotherapist does not have the experience and training to help with your particular issue. For example, if you seek family therapy and find that your psychotherapist offers only individual counselling, you might not benefit from their approach.
- Your Therapist is judgemental and imposes their values, beliefs, or thoughts onto you.
- Your Therapist engaged in unethical behaviour with you. Inappropriate actions from a Therapist can include violating your confidentiality, tricking you into paying more money than was previously discussed, asking for sexual favours, or threatening you with bribes.
If you experience any of the above with your Therapist, it may indicate that they are not the right match for you.
Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you need help.
Still Contemplating Psychotherapy?
We completely understand! As you consider your options, feel free to engage with our supportive community at TYHO.
We regularly distribute insightful materials via blog articles exploring diverse facets of mental health.
Moreover, we conduct free interactive webinars and events providing therapeutic guidance and strategies.