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What is Grief?

What does grief feel and look like? When does normal sadness become a concern? EMCC Counsellor and certified Grief Recovery Specialist, Ms Chew Hwee Min, answers your questions.   Q: What does grief feel and look like? CHM: Grief is …

Workplace Stress

There are many situations at the workplace that could be sources of different levels of stress. When does that stress become problematic? EMCC Counsellor Ms. Sanny Chen provides some insights and advice.   Q: Why is stress bad for us? …

A Letter from EMCC Executive Director

As more people than ever experience stress and anxiety, EMCC’s mission is even more important today. EMCC Executive Director Jeannie Chiu explains.   After almost two years of learning to live with Covid-19, some of us have almost forgotten what …

5 Things you may not know about EMCC

What is the most common presenting issue for counselling cases at EMCC? What percentage of EMCC clients qualify for subsidised fees? Executive Director Jeannie Chiu provides some answers and insights into EMCC. 1. What is the most common presenting issue …

Cheng’s Story

Last year, almost in desperation, Cheng* and husband came to EMCC to seek help for her two children.  A year later, she sees herself and the world in a completely different way. Tell us a bit about yourself and what …

Relationship Red Flags

What do couples mostly fight about? Why am I always the one giving in? When should I start worrying about my marriage? Joachim Lee, who is a Level 3 Gottman Method Couples Counsellor answers your questions. Q: What is the …

Paradoxical Ideas for your Mental Health 

Want personalised advice to improve your mental well-being? The advice one finds online is usually generic in nature, meant for the “average” person and may not suit your particular situation or time of life. Want some personalised advice to improve your …

Questions about Counselling you’ve always wanted to ask

    How does counselling help exactly? Should I choose a male or female counsellor? How many sessions would I have to attend?  We interview EMCC Head of Counselling, Ms Ng Ai Ling, to get answers to these and other …

Is my child feeling stressed?

By Joachim Lee, Principal Psychotherapist, EMCC It’s exam time and you’re worried about your children. How are they coping? Your son seems to be on his computer all the time. Your daughter seems to be always on the phone talking to …

What is Mediation?

Mediation is an assisted negotiation process. The mediator is a neutral third party who facilitates discussions between parties to help them uncover their true interests and needs.  Often these interests or needs, when surfaced, turn out to be quite different …

Gottman Method Training

Our Gottman Clinical Training is back! The course is VCF-approved and will be conducted online this year.  Hear from Dr. Dave Penner who will personally answer your questions. For registration and more information, please visit https://emcc.org.sg/training-education/for-professional/gottman-clinical-training-2/   The Gottman Method of …

Connor’s Journey

Connor* is 60 years old and has two grown children from his first marriage. Last year, when his mother died after an illness, he met his siblings and other family members to discuss arrangements and issues arising from her passing. …

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