July 2016 - Promises Healthcare
Diploma in Counselling

Diploma in Counselling

Part Time Diploma in Counselling, Singapore 


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The Diploma in Counselling programme is registered with the Council of Private Education (CPE). This programme is next scheduled to run in Singapore from September 2016. This is a part time programme which can be completed in 7 months.

Part Time Diploma in Counselling, Singapore

Diploma in Counselling

The Counselling programme aims to provide students with

  • Foundational skills in counselling and people helping
  • Mindset and intervention skills to help with various groups of individuals
  • Deepen self-awareness and growth in people helping

After completing the course, students should be able to

  • Differentiate and understand the various counselling approaches
  • Recognize the counselling needs and approaches for various sub-populations
  • Cultivate a mindset and practice of good counselling skills
  • Develop a beginning competence in counselling
  • Work within appropriate ethical guidelines and practice

Course Programme details

Students are required to complete 2 compulsory and 2 elective modules. Each module consists of 13 sessions. Each session is 3 hours. Sessions are conducted once a week on a weekday night. The average teacher student ratio is 1 : 30 students.

Compulsory Modules:

  • Understanding Counselling Styles
  • Counselling Practice

Elective Modules:

  • Solution-Oriented Counselling
  • Grief & Crisis Counselling
  • Marriage & Family Counselling
  • Expressive Therapy
  • Psychopathology
  • Counselling the Adolescent
  • Reality Therapy
  • Counselling & Spirituality
  • Methods in Group Counselling
  • Survey of Common Counselling Issues
  • Qualitative Methods for Social Service Research
  • Quantitative Methods for Social Service Research

For more information please see http://academy.promises.com.sg/

Tips on Protecting Children from Conflict and Terror in the Media

Tips on Protecting Children from Conflict and Terror in the Media

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Parents often worry about how to protect their children from violent media, and how to manage their child’s response once they are exposed. The fantastic article below outlines what parents need to look out for, and how they can help their child cope with the terror and violence they are seeing in the media.


Parents are encouraged to seek out professional help from a psychologist or counsellor if they feel that their child may be adversely affected.

Questions? Contact Promises Healthcare for a personalised consultation today.



Sociodrama and Story in Childrens Groups

Sociodrama and Story in Childrens Groups

We are very excited to be presenting a sociodrama workshop for working with children run by Rebecca Walters from the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute. 

Sociodrama is a natural, powerful and playful method for helping children develop problem solving skills and try out new behaviors and roles. It helps children
learn how to self-regulate and develop impulse control as well as to safely and appropriately express strong feelings. Sociodrama Psychodrama Rebecca Walters Singapore Buy Tickets

Click for full details on our Psychodrama Singapore site.

Sociodrama Psychodrama Children Rebecca Walters Promises Healthcare

Sociodrama & Story in Childrens Groups

Click on the poster above or click here to visit www.psychodramasingapore.org

Sociodrama Psychodrama Rebecca Walters Singapore Buy Tickets

Can Sex be a Real Addiction?

Can Sex be a Real Addiction?

Loved ones struggle to believe that sex can be a real addiction. Isn’t it simply bad behavior and selfishness? Isn’t it just a lack of self-control? Surely serial infidelity is a moral failing and should be punished? Those suffering from compulsive sexual behavior are also confused. It’s not like drugs or alcohol – which are not things that you need. Sex is like food – we all want and need it.

Sufferers are often exasperated.

“I love my wife and my family. They are the most important part of my life. I can’t live without them. But the thought of losing them just doesn’t seem to stop me. I can’t figure out why. It’s so crazy!”

Compulsions are defined in many ways – but there is a common thread. When a person is bonded to compulsive behavior: their life is unmanageable, and they cannot stop. What does that look like for sexual compulsion?

Here is a checklist.

Is the person about to lose or have they already lost their job? Their marriage? Their children? Their health (e.g. an STD)? Their finances?
And are they still acting out anyway?
Are they isolated from their friends?
Do they want to act out rather than spend time with their spouse or children?
Do they stop hobbies and sports?
Do they lie? Cheat? Deny? Justify? Rationalize and minimize – even about the most trivial things?
Do they spend most of their time obsessing about acting out?
When they are not acting out: are they anxious? Fearful? Jumpy? Depressed? Sleepless? Restless? Angry and snappy? Distracted and distant? Aloof and tearful?
Do they appear to drink more? Smoke more? Eat more junk food? Or lose interest in eating?
Do they go back to using sex to deal with all these things?

If the answer to more than one question is “yes” – there may be a problem.

Sex addiction is as real as the suffering it causes. But there is good news! It is manageable and it is treatable. Professionals and self-groups can help. If you are suffering or know others to be suffering, there is hope. At Promises Healthcare, we are committed to helping you through your journey to recovery. Discover a new life, away from addiction and find renewed hope. Please contact our clinic for inquiries and consultations.

Written by: Andrew da Roza – Psychotherapist and sex addiction specialist, Promise Healthcare Pte. Ltd.:

Can I Ever Drink Again?

Can I Ever Drink Again?

If you are struggling with alcohol you may ask: “Will I ever be able to have a couple of glasses of wine with dinner? Do I need to stop drinking forever?”

The answer is not a mystery. How many times have you managed to stop at two drinks recently? How did that happen? What was different about those times compared with the times that lead to binges? What enable you to stop? Did anyone help? What was happening in your lives at the time when you stopped? What were you thinking and feeling at that time? Can you replicate this in future? Would something prevent you? On a scale of 1 to 10, how willing are you to stop at two drinks? On a scale of 1 to 10, how confident are you that you can do it? The answer to these and other questions will help you find out whether you can drink again. And, if so, how much.

At Promises Healthcare, we are committed to helping you through your journey to recovery with. Treat your addiction to discover a new life and find renewed hope. Please contact our clinic for inquiries and consultations.

Written by: Andrew da Roza – Psychotherapist, Promise Healthcare