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Talk Your Heart Out (TYHO) (est. 2020) is proud to be a Singapore-headquartered therapy platform focused on quality, ease of use, and superior client outcomes.

TYHO has a 10% acceptance rate for therapists in Singapore. We curate our Therapist pool carefully and handpick only the best for you. Quality therapy is our promise.

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Our Featured Therapists in Singapore

TYHO provides both online and in-person sessions. The addresses of Therapists providing in-person sessions are indicated on their short profile below – they include Tanjong Pagar, Raffles Place, Bencoolen, Paya Lebar and Novena. For more profiles please click on “Find More Therapists” below. 

Before choosing a TYHO Therapist who suits your needs, you may wish to read their full profile, watch their video, and read through selected client reviews.

Therapist Singapore - Nandini

Nandini

Therapist (Professional Counsellor)

Nandini provides therapy to adolescents, young adults and individuals facing anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, and LGBTQ-related issues.

Starting from S$ 120
Therapist Singapore - Fong

Fong

Therapist (Professional Counsellor)

Wooi Fong provides therapy to adolescents, individuals and couples facing anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions and relationship issues.

Starting from S$ 120
Expert Therapist Singapore - Rathi

Rathi

Therapist (Clinical Psychologist)
Rathi specialises in trauma-informed therapies aimed at healing trauma, childhood relational wounds, PTSD, and associated mood disorders.
Starting from S$ 220
Therapist Singapore - Karan

Karan

Therapist (Clinical Psychologist)

Karan provides therapy to individuals facing health-related issues, neurodevelopmental conditions, parental stress, depression, and trauma.

Starting from S$ 220
Therapist Singapore -Alexis Lion

Alexis

Therapist (Professional Counsellor)

Alexis provides therapy to individuals facing anxiety, stress, depression, personality disorders, and trauma.

Starting from S$ 120
Therapist Singapore - Tarin

Tarin

Therapist (Professional Counsellor)

Tarin provides therapy to teenagers, young adults, and adults variety of issues from anxiety, low self-esteem, boundary issues, and depression to grief and loss.

Starting from S$ 120
Therapist Singapore - Sweedy Ngiam

Sweedy

Therapist (Counselling Psychologist)

Sweedy provides individual and couples therapy facing anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, loneliness, financial stress and life transitions.

Starting from S$ 120
Therapist in Singapore - Connie

Connie

Therapist (Professional Counsellor)

Connie is an experienced therapist and works with individuals on a variety of issues such as stress, anxiety, cultural adjustment and LGBTQ issues.

Starting from S$ 120
Therapist Singapore - - Anusha

Anusha

Therapist (Professional Counsellor)

Anusha provide individual and couples therapy from various age backgrounds facing anxiety, stress, depression, anger management, and childhood trauma.

Starting from S$ 120
Therapist Singapore - Helena

Helena

Therapist (Clinical Psychologist)

Helena provides therapy to adults facing anxiety, stress, depression, mood instability, life transitions and habit change.

starting from S$ 160

Therapist Singapore - Priyanisha

Priyahnisha

Therapist (Professional Counsellor)

Nisha specialises in therapy for LGBTQ+ clients, and can provide support for mood disorders, manage family relationships and workplace stress.

Starting from S$ 120
Therapist Singapore - Abigail Yang

Abigail

Therapist (Professional Counsellor)

Abigail uses various therapeutic modalities for separation, grief and loss, relationship issues, couples counselling, existential issues, trauma & PTSD.

starting from S$ 160
TYHO Online Therapist - Evonne

Evonne

Therapist (Professional Counsellor)

Evonne provides therapy to adolescents and individuals facing anxiety, stress, depression, LGBTQ-related issues, cultural adjustment, and grief.

Starting from S$ 120
Singapore Therapist - Charles

Charlie

Therapist (Professional Counsellor)

Charlie provides therapy to individual and couples facing anxiety, stress, depression, marriage preparation, grief, and relationship issues.

Starting from S$ 120
Therapist in Singapore - Danial

Danial

Therapist (Professional Counsellor)

Danial provides therapy to individuals facing anxiety, stress, depression, burnout, self-esteem and relationship issues.

Starting from S$ 120
Online Therapist TYHO - Glenn

Glenn

Therapist (Professional Counsellor)

Glenn provides therapy to individuals and couples facing anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, and LGBTQ-related issues.

Starting from S$ 160

Singapore Therapist - Sharon TYHO

Sharon

Therapist (Professional Counsellor)

Sharon works with young adults, and individuals and couples on issues of anxiety, depression, separation, grief and loss, and relationship issues. 

 

Starting from S$ 120
Therapist in Singapore - Punitha

Punitha

Therapist (Counselling Psychologist)
Punitha is an experienced psychologist who specialises in couples therapy, self-harm, addictions, trauma and PTSD, burnout & childhood issues.
Starting from S$ 160
Therapist in Singapore - Taya

Taya

Therapist (Professional Counsellor)

Taya provides individual and couples  therapy facing anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues, addictions and relationship issues.

Starting from S$ 120
Therapist Singapore - Aparna

Aparna

Therapist (Psychotherapist & Counsellor)

Aparna provides individual and couples therapy facing anxiety, anger management, stress, depression, existential issues, self-esteem, and relationship issues.

Starting from S$ 160

About
TYHO Therapists

How are TYHO Therapists selected?

Our Therapists not only have the right qualifications (min. Master’s degree) and professional training, but are also aligned with TYHO values. These include being empathetic, non-judgmental and sensitive to diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. Each of them is deeply committed to providing their clients with effective therapy.

Our Therapists have also lived and worked in many different countries or organisations. As such, they tap on their varied and unique life experiences when interacting with clients.

Together, their diversity of background and skills will allow you to find someone who best suits your needs. We provide more information about our selection process in the About Us section.

What Are 5 Types of Therapy?

Psychodynamic Therapy

Originating from psychoanalytic theory, psychodynamic therapy delves into unconscious processes. In essence, it seeks to explore and understand hidden patterns affecting current behaviour.

By exploring past experiences, therapists help clients recognise these patterns. Subsequently, this understanding often leads to profound personal growth.

Additionally, sessions involve open conversations between the therapist and the client. Through these exchanges, clients gain insights into their unconscious thoughts. Gradually, over time, they develop healthier coping mechanisms.

Notably, key benefits include improved self-awareness and better interpersonal relationships. Furthermore, it is effective for various issues like depression, anxiety, OCD, and personality disorders, to name a few.

Historically, Eric Berne developed Transactional Analysis (TA) in the 1950s. At its heart, TA delves into the dynamics of communication exchanges, termed 'transactions'.

For instance, one individual initiates the conversation with a 'transaction stimulus', prompting the other person to offer a 'transaction response'.

In this context, TA equips us to break down these exchanges. Moreover, it helps explore our emotions, thoughts, and actions during such interactions.

Central to this theory are three "ego states", which make up our personalities.

  • Parent Ego State: This ego state is rooted in our past. It includes values and lessons learnt from parents. It often manifests as nurturing or critical voices in our interactions.
  • Adult Ego State: This is our personality's rational, logical voice. It evaluates information in the present and makes decisions without the emotional baggage of the past.
  • Child Ego State: This ego echoes our childhood experiences. It can be spontaneous, playful, or even rebellious. It is where our raw emotions and early memories exist.

These three ego states interact with each other. During these therapeutic sessions, your therapist will help you understand and acknowledge these states to heal your inner child and develop several interpersonal skills.

Behavioural Therapy

On another note, behavioural therapy, rooted in the principles of behaviourism, focuses on identifying and altering undesirable or unhelpful behaviours. Fundamentally, it is about replacing negative habits with positive ones.

To illustrate, one can modify their reactions by understanding the relationship between environment, behaviour, and consequences.

To begin with, let us delve into its core principle. Behavioural therapy believes that all behaviours are learned and, thus, can be unlearned. Contrastingly, it is not about delving deep into past experiences but rather addressing the present.

In practice, therapists use various techniques, such as positive reinforcement, to encourage desired behaviours. On the other hand, they might use aversion therapy or exposure therapy to reduce or eliminate unwanted behaviours.

It’s crucial to note that it is not a one-size-fits-all approach. The therapeutic approaches in behavioural therapy are tailored to individual needs. Remarkably, it is versatile and addresses various issues, such as anxiety and addiction.

CBT is a therapeutic approach that addresses problematic thought patterns and aims to alter negative behaviours and emotions.

Individuals can develop healthier habits and perspectives by recognising and challenging these patterns.

CBT combines cognitive and behavioural therapies. The cognitive aspect focuses on thoughts and perceptions. Conversely, the behavioural side addresses actions and reactions. Together, they provide a comprehensive approach to mental well-being.

CBT is evidence-based, meaning it is backed by extensive research. Its structured nature typically involves a set number of sessions, making it time-limited and goal-oriented.

Moreover, it is adaptable and suitable for various age groups and multiple issues, from anxiety to chronic pain.

CBT empowers individuals. Through several guided methods, you will learn and acquire tools to manage your mental health. The aim would be to make you as self-sufficient as possible to handle any problems that might arise in the future.

It is also collaborative, and you can apply its strategies in daily life to create impactful and lasting change.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is a transformative psychological approach. It was initially developed to treat BPD (borderline personality disorder). However, its applications have broadened over time.

At its core, DBT blends cognitive-behavioural techniques with mindfulness strategies. DBT helps create acceptance and change simultaneously.

DBT operates on two main principles: acceptance and change. Acceptance techniques help people to understand and embrace their feelings. On the other hand, change techniques empower them to alter negative behaviours.

DBT sessions are unique. This is because they combine individual therapy with group skills training. This approach provides comprehensive support.

In individual sessions, therapists address personal challenges. Meanwhile, group sessions focus on skill-building in areas like emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.

Moreover, DBT emphasises a collaborative relationship between therapist and client. This partnership encourages open dialogue and mutual respect.

ACT is a psychotherapeutic approach that is rooted in behavioural and cognitive therapies. At its core, ACT encourages individuals to embrace, rather than resist, their innermost emotions.

It helps clients recognise that all and any types of emotions are valid reactions to life's challenges. Through this approach, therapists help people move past and regulate their feelings without affecting their actions.

In ACT sessions, you will delve into your self-dialogue, especially around life's hurdles, be it traumatic experiences, complex relationships, or personal limitations.

This introspection helps in knowing whether a challenge requires immediate action or if it is something to be acknowledged as it is.

In ACT, your therapist will also explore the six foundational processes with you. These core processes help with developing your psychological flexibility.

It helps you break free from counterproductive thought cycles and behaviours and leads you towards a life driven by your values and aspirations.

Firstly, Emotion-focused Therapy (EFT) explores the emotional connections between couples or two loved ones. Moreover, this approach aims to reignite the intimacy often lost amidst life's challenges.

Furthermore, rooted in the principles of attachment theory, EFT was developed around the idea that a secure partner connection is important for individual and relationship growth. In other words, it focuses on the idea that love has the power to transform.

Additionally, EFT highlights the significance of emotions as the core factor of our experiences. It's essentially about understanding and regulating those feelings to develop deeper connections. For instance, the expression of longing and the pain of isolation can be instrumental in re-establishing the lost bond between partners.

With the guidance of a therapist, couples discover the underlying need for closeness, which is often masked by anger or detachment. By doing so, learning to embrace and express this vulnerability improves interpersonal communication and sparks genuine tenderness and understanding.

Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive therapy (CT) is a therapeutic method rooted in the pioneering work of Aaron Beck. Interestingly, Beck identified that negative thoughts and beliefs often hindered his clients’ progress.

He believed that our thoughts, emotions, and actions are intricately linked. Consequently, identifying and rectifying distorted thinking can alter problematic behaviours and reduce emotional distress.

Together, therapists and clients often work to develop skills that identify and counteract unhelpful thoughts and beliefs. As a result, this technique leads to a shift in the fixed behaviours linked to them. Primarily, the emphasis is on the present. CT adopts a pragmatic, solution-focused approach.

Not to mention, CT focuses on skill acquisition. Therapists help clients to learn and apply these techniques autonomously. Hence, this results in sustained benefits long after therapy ends.

Humanistic Therapy

Humanistic therapy, rooted in the 1950s, prioritises personal growth and self-awareness. Originated by pioneers like Carl Rogers, it emphasises individual potential and the human capacity for change.

Contrastingly, unlike traditional psychoanalysis, this approach focuses on the present moment rather than delving deep into past traumas.

Central to this approach, humanistic therapy believes in the inherent goodness of people. It works around the idea that individuals possess the inner resources to solve their problems.

Some key concepts of humanistic therapy include empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard.

During the sessions, therapists will encourage you to express yourself freely without fear of judgement. Through this, this collaborative approach helps in building self-esteem and promoting personal growth.

Firstly, person-centred therapy, developed by Carl Rogers, focuses on the idea that each individual has an innate ability to grow and find fulfilment.

Moreover, this therapeutic approach places the client at the heart of the process, ensuring they feel valued, heard, and understood.

However, unlike traditional directive therapies, person-centred therapy does not impose solutions. Rather, it creates a safe environment where clients can explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviours.

In this context, the therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator. They offer empathy and unconditional positive regard.

Furthermore, a key theory of this approach is the belief in the client's inner resources and capacity for self-direction.

For instance, imagine someone grappling with career choices. In such a scenario, rather than offering direct advice, a person-centred therapist might encourage clients to delve deep into their feelings and aspirations.

Existential therapy probes into the heart of human existence. It focuses on our innate freedom to choose, our quest for purpose, and our inherent self-determination.

Additionally, martin Heidegger and other theorists further developed existentialism. Existential therapy emphasises several essential truths:

  • Self-awareness is within everyone's grasp.
  • Our unique essence emerges through our bonds with others.
  • As life shifts and changes, we must continually redefine ourselves.
  • Anxiety is part of our human experience.

By recognising these truths, therapists help clients navigate life's complexities

Postmodern Therapy

Postmodern Therapy is rooted in the idea that reality is not fixed. It is shaped by our personal and shared experiences. This therapy questions the idea of one true reality. On the contrary, it suggests that our view of the world is tied to our social surroundings and construction.

In this perspective, each person’s story is unique and valid, and many factors influence it. Postmodern Therapy helps people rewrite their stories.

Consequently, it challenges narratives set by society and lets people explore and grow. Therapists help their clients create new and positive stories. The key is to see the many truths and our role in shaping our reality.

Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) offers a unique approach to treatment. Contrastingly, instead of delving into past issues or problems, SFT focuses on present solutions and future aspirations.

Central to this approach is the belief that individuals inherently know how to enhance their lives. They can identify and act on these solutions with the right guidance and questions.

Historically speaking, originating in the late 1970s, SFT was developed by Insoo Kim Berg, Steve de Shazer, and their team. They felt traditional psychoanalysis often missed the mark.

Their aim was to shift from understanding the reasons behind challenges to actively addressing them.

Narrative Therapy works on the idea that individuals craft their own life stories. Within this framework, therapists place emphasis on the narratives individuals form and evolve with over time.

Life events and interactions shape these stories. These narratives assign meaning and influence one's self-perception and worldview. Often, it is common for individuals to juggle multiple narratives. These narratives include aspects like self-worth, capabilities, relationships, and professional life.

Historically, introduced in the 1980s by therapists Michael White and David Epston from New Zealand, Narrative Therapy aims to empower individuals.

In essence, the approach promotes a non-judgmental and non-pathologising counselling environment. It allows individuals to take charge of their own narratives and reshape them positively.

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Online Therapy vs In-Person Therapy

When considering therapy, choosing between online and in-person sessions can be confusing. At TYHO, we understand and value both preferences.

Our online therapy is conducted via the TYHO Dashboard, providing a secure and interactive video-conferencing experience with your Therapist.

Our Therapists are available for face-to-face sessions at their office for those who prefer in-person therapy. You can find the location tags of your preferred Therapist on their profiles.

Whether you opt for online or in-person, it is important to know that both modes have their own strengths.

In this section, we highlight the benefits of online therapy and how to choose a therapy mode.

Engaging in talk therapy or counselling can be transformative for your mental and emotional well-being.

It addresses immediate concerns, increases self-awareness, and improves interpersonal relationships.

While in-person therapy sessions have been the conventional approach for many years, the rise of online therapy provides a significant alternative for many individuals.

Here are some of its advantages:

1. You can access online therapeutic services regardless of your commitments, caregiving responsibilities, or mobility constraints.

2. You can save more money with online therapy, because you can avoid travel costs and other finances. It is often a more affordable alternative.

3. You can allocate your time more effectively with online therapy, as the need for travel is eliminated. This allows you to concentrate solely on the therapeutic process.

4. You can engage in therapy from a personal space, which may provide a sense of security. This may also improve the overall effectiveness of the session.

 5. You can choose your mode of communication in online therapy. For those who feel comfortable with their camera off, you can have a conversation with your Therapist about it and request the same.

Your choice between in-person and online therapy depends on your communication preference, convenience, and budget. Try to evaluate your needs based on these three factors, and make the choice that feels right for you!

Communication

In-person therapy offers the advantage of face-to-face interaction in your Therapist's office. It helps to have a conversation through understanding body language, facial expressions, and other non-verbal cues.

On the other hand, if you prefer to have the sessions in a safe and familiar environment (eg your room), online therapy might work better for you.

Convenience

For those with a busy lifestyle, online therapy is a significant advantage. You can save time by avoiding commutes and waiting rooms. When it is time for your online session, you can log in from your space, whether it is your living room or a quiet corner in a café.

It is especially beneficial for those without easy access to transportation or living in remote areas.

However, in-person therapy might work for you if you are willing to travel and do not mind having your session in your Therapist's office.

Cost

Online therapy often emerges as a more affordable option for many. You can avoid costs like commuting, parking, and even childcare, caregiving, or pet care. All you need is a stable internet connection.

However, if you are comfortable covering these costs and appreciate the traditional setting, in-person therapy might be the right choice for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is online therapy effective?

Online therapy has gained significant notice in recent years. Live video sessions, in particular, are similar to traditional face-to-face sessions.

Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), for instance, presents a cost-effective solution for addressing various mental health challenges, from phobias and bipolar disorder to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Research shows that video psychotherapy sessions work just as well as in-person consultations in terms of effectiveness. Especially when CBT is used, these sessions have shown effective results for conditions such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

Is therapy good for you?

Absolutely, therapy offers numerous benefits tailored to individual needs. Here are some specific reasons why therapy might be a good option for you:

  • Therapy helps improve personal growth through mindfulness techniques.
  • Therapy strengthens emotional resilience and coping mechanisms.
  • Therapy improves relationships, communication, and empathy.
  • Regular therapy sessions promote a balanced, healthier lifestyle.
  • Therapy offers strategies tailored to individual needs.
  • Therapy ensures confidentiality and judgement-free expression.
  • Therapy provides clarity and helps make informed decisions.

Whether you are navigating life’s ups and downs or seeking personal development, therapy can be an invaluable tool.

How do I know I need therapy?

If you identify with the following signs, you might need therapy:

  • Feeling down, anxious, or overwhelmed for weeks.
  • Struggling to sleep or frequently oversleeping.
  • Pulling away from friends and family.
  •  Using alcohol or drugs to cope
  • Lingering effects from past traumas.
  •  Intense feelings that are hard to manage.

Remember, listening to yourself is crucial. If any of these resonate with you, consider therapy. It is a step towards a healthier you.

What kind of therapist is right for me?

The right therapist for you can depend on several factors. More importantly, choosing the right therapist is crucial for your mental well-being.

Firstly, consider cultural compatibility. Many individuals find comfort with therapists who understand their cultural nuances. This reduces the need to explain fundamental aspects of their lived experiences.

This understanding can prevent unintentional microaggression, which can hinder the therapeutic process.

Next, try to reflect on your personal preferences. Do you prefer a therapist of a certain age, religion, or background? For instance, some might seek therapists who are experienced with issues in the modern time or belong to a specific community.

Remember, the key to successful therapy often lies in the client’s perception of progress. Ensuring you are comfortable with your therapist is not just a preference; it is vital for your therapeutic journey.

Which type of therapy is best for me?

Different therapeutic approaches are used by Therapists to assist their clients with different mental health issues. Some of the most common therapeutic approaches our Therapists use are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Narrative Therapy and person-centered therapy.

CBT is often the preferred approach if you are seeking therapy for anxiety and depression. It’s also effective for more complex conditions like phobias, bipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). CBT is evidence-based, meaning it’s grounded in extensive research. This structured approach typically involves a fixed number of sessions, making it time-limited and focused on achieving specific goals.

SFBT is a great therapy if you’re seeking help with relationship issues or addiction or if you want to set and accomplish specific life goals, whether they pertain to personal growth, your career, or other aspects of your life. SFBT is a brief, goal-oriented therapeutic approach backed by evidence, emphasising current solutions and future aspirations.

Narrative therapy operates on the concept that individuals construct their life stories. Therapists using this approach emphasise the narratives people create and develop over time. Narrative therapy is a suitable choice if you’re seeking assistance with depression, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, or self-esteem issues.

Person-centred therapy focuses on the belief that each person possesses an inherent capacity for growth and self-fulfilment. It’s particularly effective when dealing with self-awareness, self-acceptance, and sself-actualisationissues.

Do note that the therapeutic approaches employed by Therapists are quite diverse and are tailored to your specific concerns. Furthermore, Therapists often integrate multiple approaches as needed to address your unique requirements.

Is online counselling secure and confidential?

Yes, online counselling is both secure and confidential. With advancements in technology, platforms now prioritise user privacy.

At Talk Your Heart Out (TYHO), we adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines. Counsellors on our platform are also committed to maintaining your confidentiality, just as they would in person.

However, when looking for other online therapy platforms, it is crucial to choose a reputable service. Before signing up, always check their privacy policies and user reviews.

This helps ensure you partner with a platform that values your security and confidentiality.

Therapy in Singapore: How long does it take?

Navigating the therapeutic journey is a deeply personal experience, and its duration varies for everyone.

Evidence highlights that after roughly eight sessions, many individuals note a significant reduction in psychological distress and witness positive shifts in their lives.

However, it is worth noting that those who discontinue therapy around the third session might miss out on these benefits, as improvements often become more evident after this point.

Yet, factors like personal progress, the nature of issues, and the number of sessions play an important role in how long therapy takes.

Remember, therapy is a personal journey, and its duration should align with your unique therapeutic objectives. Always consult with your Therapist to gauge progress and determine the best timeline for your needs.

What is the difference between Care and Empathy Therapists?

We currently have two categories of TYHO Therapists – Care and Empathy – who charge a slightly different fee. The categorisation considers various factors including:

  • Their specialisations (ie whether they have to undertake and continue working towards specialist certifications such as EMDR, Gottman etc which require additional costs and supervision);
  • The predominant composition / demographics of their clientele (ie whether they mainly work with working professionals, or full-time caregivers / or youth – the latter requiring more affordable support);
  • Their availability on the platform (ie the number of slots they have made available and the percentage of slots booked).

Regardless of category, all TYHO Therapists were selected via the same stringent process, and are able to recognise and help with mental health issues listed on their profiles, including mild to moderate forms of depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or work-related stress.

Ultimately, the fit between client and their Therapist is most important for effective therapeutic outcomes, and selection of the right Therapist is key (regardless of their Therapist category).

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