FAQs about Encompassing Therapy and Counselling

Existential Therapy Services in Singapore, Asia, and Online.


Through an open dialogue, we will explore the possibility of working together. Some of the topics that we will cover include:

  • Clarify your needs and hopes.
  • Explain my approach; existential therapy.
  • Provide overview of the therapy experience.
  • Answer any questions you may have.
  • Determine if my style suits your needs.
  • Assess if rapport essential for progress exists.
  • Recommend next steps to find support.
  • Offer follow up resources if we are not a match.
  • The goal is your insight and empowered choice of care.

Absolutely not. I often tell my clients that therapy is the best gift you can give yourself. So it’s important to take the time to decide what is the best for yourself.

If we discover my support does not align with your needs, I am happy to refer you on to better suitable resources.

Let’s have a chat about it. There could be a range of reasons. Perhaps it’s about a misalignment of goals or that you do not like my style of working in therapy.

Discussing about it may provide me with a better understanding of how you are feeling. Ultimately, even if we do not end up working together, I will be in a better position to refer you on to someone who may be more suitable.

Feel free to ask for resources. It’s important that you know that if there’s something wrong with the fit, it doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you. We are in a relationship and it takes two hands to clap and come to a decision together.

I currently do not accept direct insurance at my private pay practice. However, I can provide receipts for you to submit to your insurance provider for possible reimbursement of session fees.

The number of sessions required depends entirely on your situation, expectations and goals. I work long-term with clients on a journey of self-discovery and growth.

I do not offer quick solutions. You will start to notice positive shifts between 4 and 8 weekly meetings, while fully exploring presenting issues and gaining practical strategies commonly takes 3 to 6 months or more of committed work together. Our progress relies primarily on the client’s motivation for meaningful change and insight.

Each counselling session is 50 minutes.

Absolutely. I adhere strictly to the requirements of the Data Protection Act and the ethical framework set out Association for Psychotherapists and Counsellors, Singapore.

All information disclosed in the therapy room is private and confidential except in extenuating circumstances where there is risk of serious harm to you or others.

What is

Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction with adults, to help a person change behaviour and overcome problems in desired ways.

There are several approaches to psychotherapy — including cognitive-behavioural, interpersonal, and other kinds of talk therapy — that help individuals work through their problems.

Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a therapist. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and non-judgmental.

You and your therapist will work together to identify and change the thought and behaviour patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best.

By the time you’re done, you will not only have solved the problem that brought you in, but you will have learned new skills so you can better cope with whatever challenges arise in the future.

Because of the many misconceptions about psychotherapy, you may be reluctant to try it out. Overcoming that nervousness is worth it. That’s because any time your quality of life isn’t what you want it to be, psychotherapy can help.

Some people seek psychotherapy because they have felt depressed, anxious or angry for a long time. Others may want help for a chronic illness that is interfering with their emotional or physical well-being.

Still others may have short-term problems they need help navigating. They may be going through a divorce, facing an empty nest, feeling overwhelmed by a new job or grieving a family member’s death, for example.

Signs that you could benefit from therapy include:

  • You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.
  • Your problems don’t seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends.
  • You find it difficult to concentrate on work assignments or to carry out other everyday activities.
  • You worry excessively, expect the worst or are constantly on edge.
  • Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive, are harming you or others.

There are many different approaches to psychotherapy. Therapists generally draw on one or more of these. Each theoretical perspective acts as a roadmap to help the therapist understand their clients and their problems and develop solutions.

The kind of treatment you receive will depend on a variety of factors: current psychological research, your therapist’s theoretical orientation and what works best for your situation.

At our practice, we specialise in Existential Therapy. To learn more, click here.


Sessions are available by appointment only. I offer a combination of in-person and online appointments to suit your needs:

In-person sessions:

  • Mondays: 9am to 2pm
  • Saturdays: 9am to 2pm

Online video sessions:

  • Tuesdays: 3am to 6pm
  • Fridays: 9am to 5pm

I do not currently offer evening appointments. My weekend availability is Saturdays from 8am to 2pm for in-person sessions.

You can schedule appointments either through my online scheduling page or by emailing me directly at info@encompassing.co.

My session length for all chemistry sessions and ongoing therapy, including individualcouples, and family counseling, are 50 minutes.

This provides enough time to gain insight and make progress while ensuring the work still feels manageable

The practice specializes in existential psychotherapy. The therapeutic approach is grounded in open-ended dialogue and collaboration, focusing on meaning-making, choice and personal responsibility.

The number of sessions needed depends on your unique situation and expectations; we try to avoid prescribing yet keeping in mind that it typically takes about four to eight sessions to see any real change. Through collaboration and evaluation, we determine together what you need for your journey toward growth and empowerment.

I understand your desire to help your loved ones who are struggling. You can certainly schedule an initial appointment for them.

Something worth considering is that for therapy to be truly transformative, the motivation to change should come from themselves. The moment they are ready to take that first step, the real work begins – and this typically starts with their willingness to seek empowerment.

I understand that life happens – just know that your sessions are set aside especially for you. Please provide at least 48 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule; without enough time, I am unable to open that space for another client.

Our work together requires dedicated commitment to yourself and to partnership – by both of us – and only by making this a priority can therapy really take hold and bring change.


My standard fee for a 50-minute individual therapy session, either in-person or online, is SGD220.

Couples or family counseling sessions are SGD270. Rates remain the same for your chemistry sessions and all ongoing appointments.

You will receive an invoice before each session to pay online, reserving your dedicated time and space for therapy.

Currently, the only reduced rates I can offer are a modest 5% discount for healthcare professionals – my small way of supporting those who care for our community.

I believe therapy should be accessible for all. Though private rates are standard, know that I remain open to discussing options as my practice grows if it would allow you the opportunity for self-care that financial constraints now limit.


Everything we discuss remains private between us; your courage to share will be met with compassion and discretion. However, if I have reason to believe you or someone else is in danger, we will talk through next steps together before confidentiality is breached – your safety and autonomy remain top priority

Therapy is a gift we give ourselves, and finding the right therapist to open up to can take time. Here is an article that could help you to consider what you need to find the right therapist.

Should we determine through our dialogue that I am not the right one to support you, know that starting with someone new shows immense strength.

The therapy space is yours to move through at your own pace without pressure.Healing happens at your pace. Therapy aims to teach self-care and inner awareness, not force painful revisitation before willingness arises.

I believe you are the expert on you – if together we see you struggling with something not yet ready to voice, we’ll find other paths to insight through creative means.

Definitely not! On the contrary, describing your stories and lived experiences over and over again is how you heal – each telling offers new insights. I believe there is wisdom to be found in circling the same narratives again and again. As time passes, patterns and paradoxes emerge that we have never noticed before. Through them, more choices open up to us as well.

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