Couples Therapist & Relationship Coach
BSocSc (Second Upper Class Honours) (NUS), Certified Substance Abuse Counsellor,
Certified Gottman Educator, Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 3), Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology
Languages: English, Malay
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 also 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 110 stars to date!
- Life and Couples Coaching
- Couples Therapy
- Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Management, Grief and Loss
- Applied Positive Psychology
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Certifications and Accreditations
- Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), National University of Singapore
- Certified Substance Abuse Counsellor
- 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 in both outpatient and inpatient settings, provided individual and group therapy in an array of psychiatric cases and conducted talks and training on various mental health and addiction topics. Specifically, she has developed an expertise in working with couples for therapy and relationship coaching. Winifred’s coaching work is fuelled by her desire to help others to lead more meaningful lives through positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishment in life.
Winifred advocates investing in relationships, and her mission is to support individuals in their relationships. marriages and family lives. Not only does she work with couples to enhance their relationships, she also supports individuals who are recovering from traumatic and toxic relationships.
In 2010, Winifred was 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, Gottman Seven Principles Program and the Emotion Coaching Program. Her practice as Couples Therapist is heavily influenced by the Gottman Method Couples Therapy and she has completed Level 3 of their training.
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 110 stars to date! Her retirement plan is to be food reviewer with her hubby as they love to geek over the dishes that they have eaten.
A key reason why Winifred is passionate about working with couples is because she is inspired by her young daughter, and she wishes to contribute in creating a more flourishing society for the next generation by teaching them skills to break away from inter-generational cycle that is detrimental.
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