News Features and Commentary

The Singapore Counselling Centre is proud to have been part of Channel NewsAsia‘s latest episode of Talking Point. Talking Point investigates a current issue or event- offering different perspectives to local.

In this episode, it explores Inside Road Rage – What Turns Singaporean Drivers into Monsters?

SCC’s Professional Counsellor Warton Ong was asked to share more about what causes road rage, and what drivers can do if they find themselves being riled up while behind the wheel. Some of the tips shared include breathing techniques, and re-framing the situation to see it from a different perspective.

By applying these tips, drivers may find it easier to calm themselves down and not pursue the incident.

Read more here.

Dr John Lim, director of the Singapore Counselling Centre, was contacted by TODAYonline for a commentary on competitive parenting in Singapore. He advises parents who are not competitive, but are surrounded by parents not to be affected by them. Read more…

SCC Workplace Harassment

Dr John, President of the Singapore Counselling Centre, was invited to Channel News Asia to share with us on the issue of workplace harassment. The Singapore Counselling Centre used to see an average of 2 to 4 workplace harassment cases but in recent years, it has gone up steadily and we are seeing now an average of between 5 to 9 cases a month.What is workplace harassment and how prevalent is it today? Find out more here.

Dr. John, President of the Singapore Counselling Centre, was  invited to Channel News Asia to share with us on the issue of gambling. Gambling has become an alarming matter that needs our critical attention. Pathological or social gamblers might not be aware that their gambling behaviours are out of control and can disrupt their normal daily life functioning. If one’s behaviour is not treated appropriately, it might bring traumatic consequences to the person as well as to the family. Let us hear from Dr. John on the issue of gambling.

Dr. John was invited to Channel News Asia to share with us on the issue of anger. Anger is the normal emotional reaction to the perceived unpleasant issue. Nonetheless, if the anger is beyond a person’s control that could lead to intermittent explosive disorder (IED). A person with IED may involve in some forms of life-threatening behaviours such as hurting others, and breaking or damaging objects. Keeping a journal is an effective reflective technique that allows the person to introspect, monitor and manage the anger.

Dr. Grace Li, Senior Counsellor, was invited to Channel 8’s 狮城有约:十分访谈 to give her commentary and insights about anger management and sexual curiosity amongst youths, and how parents can instill the appropriate values to guide their children.

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The New Paper contacted the Singapore Counselling Centre for commentary on the case of school boys who were caught taking upskirt photos of their teachers. Dr. John shares his thoughts about filing a police report in such cases. Read the full article by The New Paper here.

Dr John Lim, director of the Singapore Counselling Centre, said a police report ought to be made when a person’s modesty is violated, even when the alleged offenders are young.

“This is to let the offenders know it is seriously wrong and a criminal offence, which will in turn send a message that there are boundaries that cannot be crossed, regardless of age,” he said.

The consequences of not filing a police report could increase the likelihood of the culprit reoffending, while the victim could suffer from a sense of injustice, he said.