Understanding my Anxiety better which helped in my Marriage

My Wife and I encountered several issues which we cannot resolve, and were on the verge of calling the marriage even with her being pregnant. We decided to give counselling a try and it can be considered our last attempt to salvage our marriage.

We met Emily in early Apr 2019. Initially, the first few sessions felt slow but was all about creating awareness. Being aware of underlying issues but not knowing how to deal with it can be frustrating for both of us. In addition, the counselling sessions can be considered not cheap. However, I kept faith and we pushed on with Emily. Eventually, she taught us some good tools to deal with our conflicts, and also gave us insights on how to focus on each others’ strengths and taught us how to understand each others’ feelings better.

She was really patient with us throughout and I could tell she would do her best to help us. I knew it was her job but I was grateful that she was there as a mediator, offered her listening ears and brainstormed to help us understand each other.

Other than helping the both of us, she helped me to better understand myself and be aware of my anxiety. With that awareness, I could then work on how to manage it. Mitigating my anxiety is a long-term plan which will also indirectly help to better manage my emotions in the marriage.

All in all, both of us are thankful that the counselling sessions worked for us, and Emily has made a difference in our life.

– Client F, 2019

Emily taught us some good tools to deal with our conflicts, and also gave us insights on how to focus on each others’ strengths and taught us how to understand each others’ feelings better.

Other than helping the both of us, she helped me to better understand myself and be aware of my anxiety. With that awareness, I could then work on how to manage it. Mitigating my anxiety is a long-term plan which will also indirectly help to better manage my emotions in the marriage.

More Testimonials

[Testimonial] Counselling Experience

I signed up for 3 counselling sessions with SCC as part of my company’s Employee Assistance Programme. Even though I am not currently experiencing major issues or distresses in my professional or personal life, I believe that counselling is a good platform for increasing one’s self-awareness and would highly recommend it for anyone seeking personal development.

[Testimonial] Counselling Experience with Joseph

I've felt comfortable sharing my thoughts with him, and I've improved tremendously since my first session.

[Testimonial] Counselling Experience with Joseph

Joseph clearly explained his approach to counselling and the issues he would like to focus on from the get-go. The transparency and predictability Joseph provided helped to reduce my anxiety level before and during the counselling session. Overall, I have benefited from Joseph's genuineness, compassion, sensitivity and expertise in trauma work.

[Testimonial] Brainspotting & EMDR

I have had positive responses with brainspotting and EMDR as part of my therapy. The first time I tried EMDR was to deal with the episodes of intense anxiety after a breakup. During the session, I could feel the anxiety leaving my body. After the first session, I could feel that my anxiety level has significantly reduced and it was a lot easy to cope.

[Testimonial] Brainspotting and EDMR

During the sessions, she introduced me to EMDR/ Brainspotting Therapies. The exercises got me to assess the emotions and feelings that I have not been able to let out before. As I tap into these deep-seated emotions, I get to address issues in the past that I haven't had the chance to before

[Testimonial] Brainspotting and EMDR

When I first heard about EMDR/Brainspotting, I was quite skeptical since it sounded like some kind of pseudoscience. However, I thought there was no harm in giving it a try, and found it effective.

[Testimonial] Brainspotting and EMDR

I often felt much lighter after the brainspotting and EMDR session, not only due to relishing the unpleasant emotions but more importantly, rewiring the memories. I vividly remember that after one session, the initially grey and gloomy images of a piece of my memory were transformed into colourful and blissful ones. I also managed to remember more joyful details which I initially thought were nonexistent.

[Testimonial] Thank You Note

Thank you to Singapore Counselling Centre for its stellar services. Emily Tan has been nothing short of patient and professional in handling my counselling case.

[Testimonial] Thank you note - Growth

I felt very safe during the sessions and could really open up to him, which really helped in getting to the root causes of and addressing the issues