Couples,Marriage & Relationship Counselling

Navigating through your relationship may be more complex than you expected. You may think that you know what you are doing, yet unexpected roadblocks may make you feel stuck in your relationship or end up in a toxic situation. It may even derail you and your partner from what’s important—being there for each other. Sometimes, what a couple—troubled or not—needs is help from a professional. Someone neutral who can open their minds to new ways to solve their relationship troubles and impart pieces of wisdom and knowledge that they never knew they needed.  Couples who are experiencing problems in their relationship may view counselling and therapy as a big step for them since it involves admitting that they do have troubles and their relationship is far from perfect. Meanwhile, some couples still seek counsellors and therapists to help them strengthen their relationships even though it’s not on the rocks.

Couple Counselling

Every couple goes through some sort of problem in a given phase in their relationship. Some may encounter it early in the relationship, while others experience it after years of being together. Regardless of the magnitude of the problem, it won’t hurt to start couples therapy or counselling early. Even if you don’t need to resolve anything yet, counsellors and therapists can help you equip yourselves with the necessary tools to confront future problems that may arise.

Unfortunately, some couples only seek professional help when their relationship is already on a lifeline. A number of couples deal with broken trust in their relationship. It may be due to infidelity, emotional affairs, or financial conflicts and deception. By creating a place where both parties can freely express their vulnerability, Couple Counselling sessions can help rebuild that foundation.

Some couples may start noticing that they are having more frequent arguments no matter how big or small the issue is. Counsellors can help couples discover the pattern that led to this increase. It may be because of underlying problems you have been avoiding in your relationship.

Poor communication is also one of the issues couples face in their relationship. A partner or both may feel like they are constantly ignored or misunderstood or they may be out of the loop about the emotions their partner is facing. One of the most notable results of undergoing couples counselling is better communication, and therapists can help you achieve that.

Marriage Counselling

There are a lot of implications that may occur if your marriage doesn’t work out. It may affect you and the people close to you psychologically, emotionally, and even financially. Those who end up getting a divorce tend to have decreased levels of happiness, emotional problems, and changes in their economic status. It can also affect a couple’s children. According to studies, children of divorced couples are more likely to encounter problems in their academics, behaviour, and psychological well-beings than children whose parents are still together. Filing for divorce also involves dealing with division of property and debt, children custody and visitation, child support, and alimony.

For some people, relationship counselling is just what they need to save their relationship. Meanwhile, others treat this as part of a lengthier process. Regardless, Relationship Counselling sessions are there to provide a safe, non-judgmental avenue to explore your relationship and behavioural patterns that may be affecting how you interact with each other.  Through this, In Focus counsellors can help couples identify issues, find their way through it, and become more mindful about their actions and decisions. This way, couples can understand each other better and improve their lives and relationships.

Contact us to book a consultation appointment with your partner now!



At In Focus, we empathise with our clients as they go through myriad of life’s problems, stresses and challenges which are overwhelming at times. As these happened to us too. The only difference is, it is our profession to help others overcome these life hurdles so as to live life to the fullest.



We have a range of services available for your consideration depending on your needs. You can get in touch with us for coaching services, corporate consultation, professional training, counselling and psychotherapy services. Please visit our services page to see what we offer.


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Chan Pei Lin

Master of Guidance and Counselling (MGC)

Counsellor Masters in Guidance and Counselling (MGC), James Cook University Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of Buffalo New York State

I have always had a keen interest in working with children and youth. I find it fulfilling and meaningful to be working, supporting and guiding them, and I now have more than eight years of experience in this area. After graduating from the University of Buffalo, New York State with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, I started working with children and youth with Special Needs in early intervention. From my interactions with my clients over these years, I have come to see that being able to provide the emotional support that they and their families need is very important.

Being diagnosed with dyslexia and tactile defensives (Sensory Integrative Disorder), I remember the unconditional and judgement-free support I received from families and friends that got me through the various challenges. Therefore, I aim to offer the same unconditional support and judgement-free interaction to all my clients. Through my personal experience, I understand how crucial it is for individuals to develop a strong emotional foundation and a support network, especially those in similar circumstance. Therefore, I strongly believe in journeying and supporting individuals through stressful times, and in working with their loved ones through the strengthening of the bonds within the family unit.

I am trained in the major counselling and therapeutic approaches and also in Choice Theory Reality Therapy and Behavioural Therapy. My work is informed by Person Centred Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Beyond children and youth, I have counselled clients in other settings and age groups including young adults and families. I am particularly interested in supporting people in building resilience and skills to cope with stress, anxiety adjustments and overall socio-emotional needs. Given my own personal and work experience, I firmly believe that everyone deserves a chance in a fulfilling life. To better support my clients, I am currently pursuing my certification for Choice Theory and Reality Therapy after obtaining my Masters in Guidance and Counselling at James Cook University.

Evelyn Rochelle Koh

Senior Principal Counsellor, Counselling Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor

Master of Social Science (Counselling), CTRTC, EFT, EFCT
Clinical Supervisor & Instructor (Senior Faculty of William Glasser International & William Glasser Institute, Singapore)

Certified Human Behaviour Analyst (DISC)

I developed a passion in counselling when I started out as a school volunteer counsellor working with youth. I saw the transformative power of the counselling relationship on the youths in school and even later in life beyond school. This was a life changing experience for me and I was spurred to setup my own private counselling and psychotherapy practice in 2004. That was a time when there were few counselling and consultation services in Singapore. Since then, I have been working with youths, couples, parents, working adults on their emotional issues and mental health and well-being through counselling and psychotherapy for close to 20 years.

Beyond helping my clients within the counselling room, I believe in tapping on the multiplier effect to bring healing and strength to individuals, and relationships between couples and within families. I thus expanded my work and I now devote a large portion of my time towards raising the skills and competencies of the helping profession through lecturing, training and consultancy services.

My area of passion and specialisation is Choice Theory, Reality Therapy, Lead Management (CTRTLM) because it is highly empowering. I thus find great joy in training counsellors, therapist, social workers, coaches, leaders and managers in this area.  I am also trained in Emotion Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and Gottman Couples Therapy and my work is also informed by therapeutic models such as Positive Psychology, Humanistic Therapy, Experiential Therapy and Systemic Family Therapy.

I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with organisations across different sectors, ranging from Youth Centers, Family Service Centers and Specialist Centers to the Health Promotion Board (HPB) and Ministry of Education (MOE). The latter two involved projects where I was able to share my passion for helping youth in Singapore. With the HPB, I helped develop the Peer Support Program for youth and conducted training for youth leaders from tertiary institutions and for those involved in the online peer support network “Youthpals”. With the MOE, I conducted cluster training for school counsellors and teachers on counselling and therapy skills to better help our students.

It is also my firm conviction that all situations of loss and pain can be opportunities for deep healing, growth and connection. I have thus been committed to providing regular training on the topic of “Grief and Loss” to social service practitioners through the Social Service Institute (SSI).

Curriculum Vitae

  • Registered Singapore Counselor with Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC)
  • Registered Clinical Supervisor with Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC)
  • Registered Social Service Practitioner with Singapore Association of Social Workers (SASW)
  • Professional member of the American Counselling Association (ACA)
  • Senior Faculty member as Approved Instructor and Supervisor of William Glasser International and William Glasser Institute, Singapore. At William Glasser Institute, Singapore, Evelyn is serving in the Executive Committee to advocate Dr. William Glasser’s teaching in Choice Theory Psychology, Reality Therapy and Lead Management.
  • External Lecturer/ Clinical Supervisor, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Clinical Supervisor, James Cook University Singapore, Monash University
  • Associate Adult Educator, Social Service Institute
  • Trained in Gottman Couples Therapy, The Gottman Institute
  • Trained in Emotion-Focused Therapy, York University, EFT Clinic
  • Trained in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Canada