Marital and Family Therapy
Having marital or family challenges? Experiencing Personal struggles? Feeling helpless and/or frustrated with parenting?
At Family Life Society, our team of committed therapists support and journey with all who come to us with any kind of difficulty or challenge, regardless of race, religion or background.
Challenges which people face may be related to family or relationship issues, workplace problems, a personal crisis, an ongoing stressful situation or difficult life transitions.
Our therapists support people with a wide range of concerns including:
- Marriage enrichment
- Extramarital affairs
- Communication breakdown
- Financial issues
- In-law tension
- Cross-cultural differences
- Anger management
- Stress & anxiety complex
- Coping with and handling depression
- Suffering grief & loss
- Work-life balance
- Relationship conflict
- Parent-child relationship
- Difficult child behaviour
- Sexual intimacy
- Same-sex attraction
- Gender identity struggles
- Pornography addiction
Theresa Bung - Principal Therapist
Theresa has over 20 years of extensive clinical experience working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. Theresa’s training spans across Gestalt Therapy, Satir Therapy, Solution Focus Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Emotional Focus Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Theresa is a Master Clinical Member and a Clinical Supervisor of the Singapore Association for Counselling. She holds professional membership as an Associate Member of The Association for Marital and Family Therapy (Singapore) and a professional member of The Satir Centre (Singapore).
Theresa is an approved Marriage Preparation Programme Trainer with the Ministry Of Social and Family Development.
Andre Tan - Therapist
Benedict Lam - Therapist
Benedict has experience in counselling individuals (youths and adults), couples and families, working on issues such as stress, anxiety, compulsive behaviour and family & marital conflicts. He is trained in Emotion Focused Couple Therapy and pre-marital programmes such as PREP and Prepare/Enrich. Ben has always been involved in people-related professions, prior to his full-time counselling work, he was a recruitment consultant.
Ben holds a Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling) from Swinburne University of Technology and a Master of Science and a Bachelor degree from the National University of Singapore. He is married, with two children in their mid-to-late twenties. Together with his wife, he has been active in Christian family communities for the past 20 years. He is often invited to give parenting and family-related talks.
Clement Ong - Therapist
Clement’s special interests are in parenting, fathering, and marital and family issues. Clement is also an associate therapist at other agencies.
Clement holds a Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling awarded by the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.
Warton Ong - Therapist
Warton’s career spans over a decade in counselling, coaching and people development, backed by two decades in general management, business planning, turnaround management and organizational development. In his current scope of work, Warton consults, counsels, coaches and trains people in personal effectiveness, managing priorities, and communication. Warton regularly conducts lectures in both the public and private sectors with an end to improving efficiency.
He holds a Master of Social Science and Master of Business Administration. Warton is also a Clinical member and registered therapist with Singapore Association for Counselling and an approved family life educator with the Ministry of Social & Family Development. He is a certified trainer and an assessor with ACTA and DACE.
He has an expert in Qigong, being an instructor with a focus on healthy living.
Karen Chok - Therapist
Karen has a a Masters in Counselling from Monash University, Australia as well as a Diploma in Learning Disorders Management & Child Psychology from the College of Allied Educators. Her basic degree is in Psychology from Murdoch University, Australia. In addition, she has completed Gottman Couples Therapy as well as in Family/Marital & Systemic Therapy (both Level 1 & 2 Workshops) which refined her clinical skills and helped expand strategies & interventions in her work with couples & families. She is also certified to conduct Prepare & Enrich (P&E) inventories which is designed to assist couples in focusing objectively on critical relationship issues.
Counsellor has also received training in resource tapping, performance enhancement, and trauma work ( EMDR Part 1 & 2 ) by Parnell Institute. Counsellor completed basic training (32 hours) in Gestalt Play Therapy, & Lego Therapy (14 hours) with West Coast Institute. These training have equipped her to work with individuals and adolescents.
Karen started her counselling career in 2015, serving at Family Life Society (FLS). Besides counselling, Karen volunteers with Pregnancy Crisis Service at FLS, journeying with women & family members with an unexpected pregnancy. Karen’s approach is client-centered where she actively collaborates with individuals/couples/families to manage their issues & conflicts while highlighting & working together on their strengths & growth areas. These efforts aim to enable her clients to progress toward a positive direction, promote welfare for all parties involved and achieve goals that are life-enhancing.
Richard Goh - Therapist
Richard Goh is a clinical member and Registered Counsellor of the Singapore Association for Counselling. He is trained in several therapeutic modalities and is experienced in counselling troubled individuals, couples and families in distress.
Drawing on his many years of prior corporate experience, Richard also often conducts coaching workshops for multi-national corporations, government bodies and statutory boards in the areas of effective communication and interpersonal skills and work-life balance.
Richard holds two Masters, one in Business Administration and the other in Social Sciences (Professional Counselling). He is trained in the Gottman Method and uses this evidence-based approach in his therapeutic work with couples where appropriate.
Sue Richmond - Consultant
Sunny Naidu - Therapist
A husband and father of two teenage children, Sunny is critically aware of the pervasiveness of gender confusion amongst children/youths and the need to address this issue by equipping parents. He is a Marital and Family Therapist at Family Life Society. Sunny holds a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy and has organised many Sexual Risks Forums and parenting talks.
Counselling Fees (Subsidized Rate)
(with effect from 1 January 2020)
Weekdays during office hours – $75 per session
Weekdays after office hours – $90 per session
Saturday – $90 per session
2 Highland Road,#LG-01, S(549102)
Agape Village, 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, #04-01, S(319264)
Cana, 55 Waterloo St, #02-01, S(187954)
The para-counselling is a pro-bono service and is available at multiple locations across Singapore. To find out more about these services, click here.
A team of qualified para-counsellors whose passion is helping all those in need.
Counselling sessions are by appointment. Call 63820688 Mon-Fri between 10am – 5pm.
For enquiries, email [email protected]
|Church of St. Bernadette @ 12 Zion Road S(247731)||2nd Level Resource Room (Monday & Wednesday 7.30pm – 10.00pm)|
|Church of Christ the King @ 2221 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 S(569809)||Room 103, 104 (near church entrance) (Monday 7.30pm – 10.00pm)|
|Church of the Risen Christ @ 91 Toa Payoh Central S(319193)||St Joseph Room – Ground Floor, after grotto (Tuesday, 2.30pm – 5.00pm; Wednesday, 7.30pm – 10.00pm; Thursday, 7.30pm – 10.00pm)|
Church of St Vincent de Paul @ 301 Yio Chu Kang Rd S(805910)
|(Every Friday 7.15pm – 9.45pm)|
|Toa Payoh Central Community Club @ 93 Toa Payoh Central S(319194)||#03-02, Toa Payoh Central Constituency Office (Every Monday 7.00pm – 9.30pm)|
|Church of the Holy Family @ 6 Chapel Rd S(429509)||Room #02-02 Emmaus House (Saturday 10.15am – 12.45pm)|
|Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace @ 4 Sandy Ln S(437321)||St Florence Room (2nd floor canteen) (Monday 7.00pm – 9.30pm)|
|St. Anne’s Church @ 66 Sengkang E Way S(548593)||Parish Centre #03-01, #03-02 (Tuesday 7.30pm – 10.00pm)|
|Church of Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary @ 1259 Upper Serangoon Rd S(534795)||Church Back Compound Blk A (Thursday 7.30pm – 10.00pm)|
|Church of the Holy Cross @ 450 Clementi Ave 1 S(129955)||Room located next to the parish office and opposite the Cenacle (Wednesday, 7.30pm – 10.00pm)|
|Church of St. Bernadette @ Zion Road||2nd Level Resource Room (Mondays, 7.30pm & 8.45pm; Wednesdays, 7.30pm & 8.45 PM)|
|Church of Christ the King @ Ang Mo Kio||Room 103, 104 (near church entrance) (Mondays, 7.30pm & 8.45pm)|
|Church of the Risen Christ @ Toa Payoh||St Joseph Room – Ground Floor, after grotto (Tuesdays, 2.00pm & 3.30pm; Wednesdays, 7.30pm & 8.45pm; Thursdays, 7.30pm & 8.45pm)|
|Agape Village @ Toa Payoh||7A Lorong 8, Toa Payoh, #04-01 (Wednesdays, 7.30pm & 8.45pm (till 31 Mar 2017); Fridays, 7.30pm & 8.45pm (from 1 April 2017)|
|Church of the Holy Family @ East Coast||Room #02-02 Emmaus House (Saturday mornings, 10.15am & 11.15am)|
|Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace @ Tanjong Katong||St Florence Room (2nd floor canteen) (Mondays, 7.00pm & 8.15pm)|
|St. Anne’s Church @ Sengkang||Parish Centre #03-01, #03-02 (Tuesdays, 7.30pm & 8.45pm)|
|Church of Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary @ Hougang||Church Back Compound Blk A (Thursdays, 7.30pm & 8.45pm)|
|Church of St Francis Xavier @ Serangoon Garden||Level 2, Parish Centre (St Christine & St Anthony) (Tuesday, 7.30pm & 8.45pm)|
|Church of the Holy Cross @ Clementi||Room located next to the parish office and opposite the Cenacle (Wednesday, 7.30pm & 8.45pm)|