WINIFRED LING - Promises Healthcare


Winifred Ling

Couples Therapist & Relationship Coach
Master of Counselling (Monash University), BSocSc (Second Upper Class Honours) (NUS),
Certified Gottman Educator, Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 3), Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology

Languages: English, Malay, Basic Mandarin


Winifred Ling is a Couples Therapist and Relationship Coach. She is passionate about helping individuals and couples to pursue the relationship of their dreams. As a Certified Gottman Educator, she is qualified to conduct the renowned evidence-based parenting program called Bringing Baby Home for new parents and parents-to-be, Gottman Seven Principles Program and the Emotional Coaching Program. She has completed her Level 3 training in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

She is Certified practitioner for Multichannel Eye Movement Intergration (MEMI), which is a relatively new PTSD treatment paradigm. MEMI is a safe, easy-to-use, multisensory approach that dulls all reactions to traumatic experiences — related imagery, sounds, and physical and emotional distress — not just intrusive thoughts.

As a Positive Psychology Practitioner, she applies the principles of Positive Psychology in helping individuals and couples who seek to live a more intentional, meaningful and flourishing life.

Winifred and her husband are avowed foodies who seek out good restaurants and review them. They hunt down Michelin Star restaurants and have amassed 118 stars to date!

  • Couples Therapy (Gottman Method Couples Therapy)
  • Life and Couples Coaching
  • Trauma (MEMI)
  • Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Management, Grief and Loss
  • Applied Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Financial Emotional Resilience
Certifications and Accreditations
  • Master of Counselling (Monash University)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), National University of Singapore
  • Certified Multichannel Eye Movement Integration Practitioner 1 (CMEMIP-1)
  • Certified Gottman Educator – Bringing Baby Home, Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 3)
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology
  • Certificate in Positive Psychology Coaching
  • Certified Spark Resilience Trainer for the Workplace
  • Certification in Psychological First Aid (Johns Hopkins University with Coursera)
  • Certification in Positive Psychology (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Coursera)

Winifred has extensive clinical experience (more than 20 years) in both outpatient and inpatient settings, providing individual and group therapy for a wide range of psychiatric cases. She has also conducted talks and training on various mental health and addiction topics. One area where she has developed expertise is working with couples for therapy and relationship coaching. Winifred’s coaching work is fueled by her desire to help others lead more meaningful lives through positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment.

Winifred advocates for investing in relationships, and her mission is to support individuals in their marriages and family lives. Not only does she work with couples to enhance their relationships, but she also supports individuals who are recovering from traumatic and toxic relationships.

To expand her skills in trauma therapy, Winifred has undergone training in Multichannel Eye Movement Integration (MEMI), which is a relatively new treatment paradigm for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is a certified practitioner for this modality since June 2023. By incorporating MEMI into her therapeutic toolkit, Winifred aims to provide her clients with additional effective tools for processing and resolving trauma. This innovative approach has shown promising results in reducing PTSD symptoms and promoting healing.

In 2010, Winifred became the first person in Singapore to become a Certified Gottman Educator. She is qualified to conduct the renowned evidence-based parenting program called Bringing Baby Home for new parents and parents-to-be, as well as the Gottman Seven Principles Program and the Emotion Coaching Program. Her practice as a Couples Therapist is heavily influenced by the Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and she has completed Level 3 of their training since 2017.

Winifred’s passion for working with couples is fueled by her inspiration from her young daughter. She aims to contribute to creating a thriving society for the next generation by teaching romantic competence and skills that help break detrimental inter-generational cycles.

Together with her husband, Winifred explores new places with excellent food, and they are open to all sorts of cuisines. Whenever they travel, they seek out good restaurants and review them. Since 2010, the couple have started collecting Michelin Stars, and they have amassed 118 stars to date! For Winifred, a rich life means traveling and enjoying excellent food, which bring joy, new experiences, and a deeper appreciation for the world’s diverse cultures.