Counselling & Support Services
It is not uncommon to seek professional help when loss is hard to bear and many parents have benefited from such invaluable support.
We list some counselling services in Singapore used by parents in our network. Please note that they are listed in no particular order and fees/charges may apply. It is always best to “shop around” for a counsellor who suits your needs and whom you can relate to comfortably. Call them, meet them and discuss your requirements.
GM services are provided at no charge to individuals and families of all ages, ethnicity and religions. They have a team of social workers and counsellors who offer centre-based sessions, as well as home visitations to support your needs.
Address: 1 Lor 2 Toa Payoh #02-08, Braddell House, S319637 (Braddell MRT Exit C)
Tel: 8181 0448
The Brahm Centre Assistline provides both individual and group counselling and psychotherapy services to the general public. All counselling sessions are conducted by trained counsellors by appointment only. Contact: email@example.com with a summary of your situation and contact details so you can be matched with a suitable counsellor. No charge. Brahm Centre also conducts mindfulness programmes which may be helpful in your healing journey.
Weekdays (9am – 6pm) : 6655 0000
After hours : 8823 0000 (Whatsapp available)
Dr Geraldine Tan, Director / Principal Registered Psychologist, offers a special monthly support group for suicide bereaved MOTHERS called HEALING HEARTS at no charge. The group meets monthly but the dates are not fixed - Call for information and to Register. Geraldine runs her professional clinic The Therapy Room offering personal psychotherapy and counselling services which are chargeable.
Orchard Shopping Centre #08-03
321 Orchard Road Singapore 238866
Tel: 6467 8903
HEALING BRIDGE & LOSS (Suicide bereavement support under Samaritans of Singapore)
Healing Bridge is a suicide bereavement support group co-facilitated by SOS professionals and staff trained in grief work and experienced survivors. Members of the Healing Bridge meet at SOS to share their experiences and talk about their feelings. They also receive comfort and encouragement from others who have suffered similar losses. No charge.
LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) provides immediate and long-term emotional support to those who have lost a loved one or someone they knew to suicide.
Block 10 Cantonment Close
#01-01 (HDB Multi-storey carpark)
24-hour hotline: 1800- 221 4444
(Note: SOS also runs other specialist counseling services.)
MORNING STAR COMMUNITY SERVICES (Hougang Centre / Head Office)
Morning Star provides counselling services for parents and children. Call to discuss your requirements and need. Charges (subsidy) may apply.
They have 6 centres and at their centre Head Office is :
25 Lorong 33 Geylang
#04-01 Pu Tian Building
Address: No 4 Lorong Low Koon
Tel: 6285 1377
(Client, Action, Relationships and Empathy)
If you have been bereaved for some time and feel you require some "tools" to support your onward journey, this coaching framework may be helpful to you. Conducted by professional life-coach Josephine PL Ong who is herself a bereaved mother, having lost her son many years ago, Josephine is keen to listen and help you develop strategies based on the Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Josephine is volunteering her service pro bono, at no charge.
WHISPERING HOPE - for any type of loss
Whispering Hope, run by Joan Swee, provides coaching and therapy based on the Grief Recovery Method, an action-based programme with self-reflective assignments.
Call 85807058 (office hours only)
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat is a chance to get away from all the daily pressures of work and family and focus on this painful time in your life through a supportive and non-judgmental process. The time away provides an opportunity to enter deeply into the grieving process and identify all the ways your abortion may have affected you. This is run by Family Life Society. Charges (subsidy) may apply.
For enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: LG-01, 2 Highland Rd, 549102
Phone: 6488 0278
Family Life Society therapists are committed to help, affirm, journey with and support all who come to us with difficulties regardless of background, race or religious belief. Apart from focusing on family and marital issues, FLS also offers support on pregnancy crisis related issues. Charges (subsidy) may apply.
Para Counselling under FLS
A team of lay counsellors also known as para-counsellors, who are volunteers who offer front-line counselling for the community in the heartlands. Para-counselling is a FREE service available at 9 parishes in Catholic Archdiocese for anyone who needs a listening ear and a neutral person to confide and discuss about his or her challenges/issues.
Call 63820688 from Mon-Fri between 10am – 5pm to make an appointment.
Church of St. Bernadette @ Zion Road
2nd Level Resource Room (Mondays, 7.30pm & 8.45pm; Wednesdays, 7.30pm & 8.45 PM)
Church of Christ the King @ Ang Mo Kio
Room 103, 104 (near church entrance) (Mondays, 7.30pm & 8.45pm)
Church of the Risen Christ @ Toa Payoh
St Joseph Room – Ground Floor, after grotto) (Tuesdays, 2.00pm & 3.30pm; Wednesdays, 7.30pm & 8.45pm; Thursdays, 7.30pm & 8.45pm)
Church of the Holy Family @ East Coast
Room #02-02 Emmaus House (Saturday mornings, 10.00am & 11.15am)
Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace @ Tanjong Katong
St Florence Room (2nd floor canteen) (Mondays, 7.00pm & 8.15pm)
St. Anne’s Church @ Sengkang
Parish Centre #03-01, #03-02 (Tuesdays, 7.30pm & 8.45pm)
Church of Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary @ Hougang
Church Back Compound Blk A (Thursdays, 7.30pm & 8.45pm)
Church of St Francis Xavier @ Serangoon Garden
Level 2, Parish Centre (St Christine & St Anthony) (Tuesday, 7.30pm & 8.45pm)
Church of the Holy Cross @ Clementi
Room located next to the parish office and opposite the Cenacle (Wednesday, 7.30pm & 8.45pm)
Counselling sessions are by appointment and can be made through the office. Charges apply.
8 Victoria Park S 266492
Tel: 6467 6072
ICPC has a team of international therapists. Counsellor profiles available online. Charges apply.
360 Orchard Road
#06-08 International Building
SACAC has a team of counsellors available who help clients with the full spectrum of life issues. They also run some very helpful workshops for parents and couples as well. Counsellor profiles can be found on their website. Charges apply.
Information updated as at Apr 2020