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Psychotherapy in Singapore

Our team of clinical psychologists and counsellors (also known as therapists) are skilled in providing evidence-based psychological interventions. The psychological and counselling services we provide at Promises include psychotherapy, counselling, and experimental therapies. Our clinical psychologists and counsellors work hand-in-hand with clients in Singapore to develop individualised treatment plans, in order to meet therapeutic goals aligned with the client’s personal needs and values.

Treatment Areas That Our Clinical Psychologists and Therapists/Counsellors Support 

  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Stress and Anger Management
  • Eating and Sleep Disorders
  • Depression, Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar and other Psychotic Disorders
  • Personality Disorders (Borderline, OCD, Narcissistic Disorder)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Trauma-Specific Treatments (e.g. EMDR)
  • Comorbid Disorders

Our team of clinical psychologists conduct psychological assessments for legal, diagnostic, developmental, and educational purposes, including psychological report writing.

Variety of Psychotherapy in Singapore

Psychotherapy in Singapore encompasses various psychological interventions that can support individuals experiencing diverse mental health issues and emotional challenges. It is commonly advised alongside medication to facilitate an individual’s self-awareness and foster changes that can enhance their functionality and overall wellness. At Promises Healthcare, such treatment plans include (but are not limited to):

  • Individual Therapy (e.g. CBT, DBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, EMDR etc)
  • Experiential Therapy (e.g. Psychodrama, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand-play Therapy etc)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy

Promises Healthcare, together with its team of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and therapists/counsellors, are committed to providing psychiatric, psychological and counselling services to both locals and expatriates in Singapore. Contact us today to book a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Psychotherapy in Singapore

Is a Clinical Psychologist the Same as a Psychotherapist?

No, a clinical psychologist and a psychotherapist are not the same. Although both disciplines involve in-depth mental health treatments, there are some significant distinctions between them. 

What Is the Difference Between a Clinical Psychologist and a Psychotherapist at Promises Healthcare?

At Promises Healthcare, we have both clinical psychologists and psychotherapists on our team. Clinical psychologists are qualified professionals with a Master’s degree or PhD in clinical, education, or counselling psychology. They are trained to use psychological methods such as psychometric testing and cognitive behavioural therapy to assess and treat mental health issues, including diagnosing mental illnesses.

On the other hand, our psychotherapists are highly qualified and experienced mental health professionals who hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in Counselling and possess senior-level expertise in the field. They use talk-based therapies to help clients understand and address thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that impact their daily lives. They tailor their therapeutic approach to each client’s unique needs, providing problem-solving for specific issues occurring in the present or exploring a wider range of issues involving past experiences to find answers to current behavioural patterns.

In summary, clinical psychologists diagnose and treat mental health issues using psychological methods, while psychotherapists use talk-based therapies to help clients explore and solve specific issues. At Promises Healthcare, we have both types of professionals on our team to provide our clients with a range of high-quality mental health services.

What Is the Difference Between a Clinical Psychologist and an Educational Psychologist at Promises Healthcare?

At Promises Healthcare, we offer a range of mental health services, including clinical psychology and educational psychology. All our psychologists are qualified professionals with a Master’s degree or PhD in clinical, education, or counselling psychology. They use psychological methods such as psychometric testing and cognitive behavioural therapy to assess and treat mental health issues, including diagnosing mental illnesses.

Specific to Educational Psychologists, they specialise in working with children, adolescents, and youth who have learning and behavioural difficulties. They use a range of psychological assessments and interventions to support students with a range of needs, including those with developmental disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and emotional and behavioural difficulties. They also collaborate with parents, teachers, and other professionals to provide comprehensive support for students’ academic and social-emotional development.

While both clinical psychologists and educational psychologists are qualified clinicians with expertise in psychology, they differ in their focus areas. Clinical psychologists primarily work with mental health issues, while educational psychologists primarily work with students’ academic and social-emotional development. At Promises Healthcare, we have a team of highly qualified professionals in both clinical psychology and educational psychology to provide our clients with comprehensive mental health services.

What Is the Difference Between a Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist and an Executive Coach at Promises Healthcare?

At Promises Healthcare, we offer a range of mental health services, including clinical psychology, psychotherapy, and executive coaching.

Clinical psychologists are qualified professionals with a Master’s degree or PhD in clinical, education, or counselling psychology. They use psychological methods such as psychometric testing and cognitive behavioural therapy to assess and treat mental health issues, including diagnosing mental illnesses. They may also work with children, adolescents, and youth with learning and behavioural difficulties.

Psychotherapists, on the other hand, use talk-based therapies to help clients understand and address thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that impact their daily lives. They can assist with problem-solving for specific issues occurring in the present or explore a wider range of issues involving past experiences to find answers to current behavioural patterns. They tailor their therapeutic approach to each client’s unique needs, offering a variety of therapeutic approaches.

Executive coaches employ a collaborative approach to help clients harness motivation from within and effect change. They guide clients towards taking ownership of life experiences and learning to manage relationships with a sense of fulfilment. Executive coaching is particularly beneficial for those seeking to improve leadership skills, increase work performance, or manage workplace stress.

In summary, clinical psychologists diagnose and treat mental health issues using psychological methods, psychotherapists use talk-based therapies to help clients explore and solve specific issues, and executive coaches guide clients towards achieving their personal and professional goals through a collaborative approach. At Promises Healthcare, we offer a range of high-quality mental health services to meet our clients’ diverse needs.

What Would the Fees Be Like?

At Promises Healthcare, we understand the importance of transparency when it comes to the fees for our services. As fees may vary depending on the specific treatment plan and duration, we encourage you to visit our page regarding our fees on our website for detailed information. Our page provides a comprehensive overview of the costs associated with our services, allowing you to make an informed decision. 

Our Team of Psychologists include:
Group Director, Clinical Services
DClinPsych, PgDip in Clinical Neuropsychology, BSc Psychology
Principal Clinical Psychologist
MSc (Clinical Psych), BA (Hons) Clinical Psych
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Psy.D. (Clinical Psych), M.A. (Counselling Psych), B.A. (Hon) Psych
Senior Clinical Psychologist
DPsych(Clinical), MSPS, Registered Psychologist (Singapore)
Senior Clinical Psychologist
DPsych (Clinical), BA (Hons) Psych, MSPS, MSRP
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Ph.D. (Clinical Psych), MA (Theo), BA (Hons) Psych
Senior Counselling Psychologist
M.Soc.Sc (Counselling), Ph.D (Psychology)
Clinical & Forensic Psychologist
PhD (Clinical Psych), MS (Clinical Psych), BA (Psych)
Senior Forensic Psychologist
MA (Forensic Psych), BSocSc (Hons) (Psych)
Senior Educational Psychologist
MA (Applied Psych), BSocSc (Hons) (Psych), Dip (Ed Psych)(NIE), Registered Psychologist (S’pore), RQTU (BPS), MSPS
Senior Clinical Psychologist
MPsych (Clinical Psychology), PG Dip (Psychology), B. Soc. Sc (Hons) (Psychology)
Senior Clinical Psychologist
M.Psych (Clinical), MA (App Psych), BSc (Psych, Mgmt, Mktg)
Senior Clinical Psychologist
M. Psychology (Clinical), B. Psychology (Hons), MSPS, AHPRA
Clinical Neuropsychologist
BSc(Hons), MClinNeuro
Senior Clinical Psychologist
MPsych (Clinical), B.Sc (Hons) (Psychology)
Senior Psychologist
B.A., PG Dip Psych, MPsych (Couns), MAPS
Senior Clinical Psychologist
MPsych (Clinical Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (Psychology), B. Soc. Sc (Hons) (Psychology)
Senior Clinical Psychologist
MPsych, Clinical (JCU), BA Hons, Psych (UQ)
Clinical Neuropsychologist
MClinNeuro (Clinical Neuropsychology), B.Soc.Sci. (Hons, Psychology)
Consultant Psychologist
MSc (Psych), BSocSc (Applied Psych), Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Autogenic Training Practitioner, Certified Tobacco Cessation Specialist
Associate Psychologist
BA (Hons) Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
Our Team of Therapists/Counsellors include:
Principal Addictions Psychotherapist & Director, Visions
M.A. Couns. Psych. (Bath Spa, UK), CMAT, AP:AP (UK), APACS & ACA, Accredited Practitioner (Level 4S) Association of Psychotherapists & Counsellors (Singapore) APACS
Certified Psychodramatist & Psychotherapist
MA (Couns), BFA (Dance), Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy
Principal Clinical Psychologist
MSc (Clinical Psych), BA (Hons) Clinical Psych
Psychotherapist
MA Counselling (Australia), PG Dip Sec. Edu. (Australia), BA Arts (USA)
Senior Psychotherapist
M. Soc. Sci. (Counselling), B.A. (Psychology), Registered Counsellor & Clinical Member (SAC)
Senior Clinical Psychologist
M. Psychology (Clinical), B. Psychology (Hons), MSPS, AHPRA
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist & Psychotherapist, Visions
M.Couns (Monash), MSc (Addictions), MBA, LLM, LLB, Certified Substance Abuse Therapist, Substance Abuse Counsellor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
Senior Clinical Psychologist
MPsych, Clinical (JCU), BA Hons, Psych (UQ)
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
Senior Psychotherapist
M. Couns (Adv), MA (C. Ed), PG Cert (Adv Ed), BA (Acc), Dip (SD)
Senior Psychotherapist
M. Soc. Sc. (Counselling), B. Soc. Sc. (Hons), CMSAC
Art Psychotherapist
MAAT (Art Therapy), AThR (ANZACATA), AThR (ATAS), BA Psyc (Hons)
Therapist
M.A. in Applied Psychology
Senior Psychotherapist
M. Soc. Sc. (Professional Counselling), B. Soc. Sc. (Psych), CMSAC
Family Therapist
MSc (Family & Systemic Psychotherapy), Grad Dip (Family & Marital Therapy), B.A. (Social Work & Chinese Studies)
Therapist & Nutritionist
MA in counselling, Trinity Christian Academy, Singapore MSc in nutrition, University of California, Davis, USA.
Senior Psychotherapist
MSocSc (Couns), SAC Member & Supervisor, APNA Neurofeedback Therapist, IACT Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, ICBCH Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy Trainer
Addictions Psychotherapist, Visions
MSc (International Addiction Studies), MA (Couns), BA Hons (Chinese)
Therapist
MA (Couns), LLB, BA (Psych, SocSci)
Senior Psychotherapist
MSoc Sc (Counselling), B. Sc. (Hons), Post-Graduate and Graduate Certificate Expressive Therapies
Psychological & Educational Therapist, MSW
PhD (Social Work), MA (Medical and Psychiatric Social Work), PG Dip in Learning Disorders
Therapist
MA (Couns)

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