Single Parenting

Single parents have to deal with many pressures and challenges such as visitation and custody problems, disruptions of extended family relationships, reduction of family finances and resources, loss and grief issues related to either the death of a parent or divorce of the parents.

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Hema Gurnani
Spousal Violence

This happens when one person believes he/she is entitled to control another. In using violence in a relationship, the relationship invariably deteriorates and the cycle of violence may continue. Emotional, verbal, psychological, financial, physical and sexual abuse may be common in such relationships.

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Hema Gurnani
Addiction

Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance e.g. alcohol, nicotine or engages in an activity e.g. gambling, sex, shopping that can be pleasurable, but the continuation of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary responsibilities such as work, relationships and/or health. People who have an addiction may not be aware of their behaviour which is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others.

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Hema Gurnani
Relationship and Marital

One of the greatest challenges in a relationship is when individuals do not see things the way their partner sees them. These differences in a relationship can cause a lot of agony and relational challenges as the relationship progresses beyond the honeymoon phase. 

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Hema Gurnani
Marriages between Singaporeans and foreigners

For the foreign spouse living away from family, starting anew in a foreign country, transiting and adjusting to a new culture can be challenging. The foreign spouse can get support on his/her own or the couple can get support together to deepen their relationship as they start a new life together.

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Hema Gurnani
Parent-Child Relationships

Being a parent can bring great joy and happiness as well as challenges too! Watching your child grow and develop into a unique individual can be a rewarding experience. However, the path to parenthood can be a surprising one as well, journeying on a winding road of emotions ranging from satisfaction and joy to anxiety and frustration. 

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Hema Gurnani
Emotional and psychological trauma

Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety but if a situation leaves one feeling overwhelmed and isolated, it can also be traumatic. The more frightened and helpless one feels the more likely the person is traumatised.

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Hema Gurnani