Divorce counselling is a form of relationship therapy designed for married couples on the verge or dealing with the aftermath of permanent separation. Divorce counselling can come before or after the legal procedure, and can help the individuals involved to resume their personal and professional lives after the ink has dried on their divorce papers. The individuals involved can also be assisted in minimizing the impact of divorce on their children and other family members, and help them go through the emotional and psychological trauma or baggage that might have resulted from this life event.
Ending a marriage can be extremely difficult and emotional for uncoupling partners. Divorce is never easy – emotionally or legally. Divorce is a complex process that carries conflict and uncertainty.
Divorce may prove to be one of the most emotionally disruptive events of anyone’s life, but with the proper help and guidance from qualified psychiatrists, psychologists or counsellors, there is life after divorce.
Divorce: The Stages of Grief
The 5 stages of grief during divorce are often known as:
However emotions can vary based on your circumstances which might involve the division of matrimonial property, historical family conflict, child custody, maintenance (alimony) etc.
Few know what to expect at the beginning of divorce proceedings. Sometimes, our emotions get the better of us and it becomes frustrating and tiring to continue. You simply want to move forward in life, put an end to the episode and obtain a desirable outcome amidst the uncertainties.
Often in divorce proceedings, family judges will order couples to attend marriage counselling before couples can finalize a divorce in Singapore. One such counselling programme is the Mandatory Parenting Programme (MPP), which is a one-off counselling session run by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). If the couple’s children are below 14 years of age, there could be additional measures employed.
The divorce process can be complex and create much emotional turmoil.
If you feel like you need additional support beyond the MSF counselling session, Psych Connect can provide excellent professional help to support you through your divorce. This includes therapy for your children and parental support with the help of our multidisciplinary counselling and psychological services, as you navigate the complicated and painful process of divorce.
Our professional clinicians have years of experience in divorce counselling and have been clinical supervisors to Psychologist at Family Courts Singapore. They are skilled in providing separate and strictly confidential divorce counselling for all parties, including therapy for your children. Our divorce counselling services will include assessment, diagnosis of root issues, child and parenting support and child supervision during visits. Promises has psychiatric social work professionals in our team to provide child supervision during court approved child access visits.