Welcome

Counselling and Care Centre (CCC) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation dedicated in providing quality counselling and psychological counselling services, psychotherapy training and consultation to professionals in the mental health and social services. We are a Registered Society, affiliated to the National Council of Social Service and a member organisation of the Community Chest of Singapore.

Our Services

Our goal is to provide customers with the best service, for us to help customers overcome
their barriers is a noble task

Counselling

Our counselling practice is grounded on the simple philosophy of respect and honour; respecting individuality and honouring diversity.

Employee Assistance Programme

EAP is a professional, confidential programme designed to engage employees to deal with their personal and relational difficulties that may impede their physical health, work performance, mental and psychological well-being.

Training

Our training programmes are targeted at equipping and developing social service practitioners’ clinical skills, with much emphasis on integrating theory into practice.

Consultation

Our consultancy philosophy is grounded on the principle of advancing the counselling profession through the enhancement and development of the practitioners’ clinical competency.

Our Impact

Estimated number of service users in the last 3 years:

3535

Counselling Clients

1609

Trainees

2111

Consultees

 

55 Years of Service

Continuing the Legacy of Care

  • 1966
    Churches’ Counselling Service was started as a pilot project in September 1966 at No. 5, Fort Canning Road.
  • 1968
    Churches’ Counselling Service was confirmed to be a permanent service after being well-received as a pilot project for 2 years.
  • 1969
    The inception of Samaritans of Singapore arising from the planning and training of Churches’ Counselling Service.
  • 1972
    Anthony Yeo and Virginia Heng became the first two Asians to join as Staff at Churches’ Counselling Service.
  • 1975

    The Centre was registered and approved as a Society under the Registry of Societies.

  • 1976
    Relocated to Singapore Council of Social Service (SCSS) building, 11 Penang Lane #06-03 and renamed as  ‘Counselling and Care Centre’ [CCC] 2 years later in  1978.
  • 1980
    Anthony Yeo became the first Asian Director as Rev. Teilmann returned as a missionary to Blacksburg, Virginia in the States after 14 years.
  • 1983
    Launched the ‘Becoming’ magazine, a quarterly publication on family life education.
  • 1984
    Registered as a Charity under the Charities Act and joined Community Chest of Singapore.
  • 1990
    Launched the Pastoral Counselling Programme. CCC also celebrated its 25th Anniversary by organizing a conference-cum-dinner themed ‘New frontiers for Counselling in the 21st Century’.
  • 1993
    The book  ‘Counselling: A Problem Solving Approach and “Practics’ was published.  The research project on the exploration of indicators that assisted in the experience of positive outcome of counselling by clients with marital issues was revived.
  • 1994
    Contributions to the ‘Dear Aggie’ column of the New Paper started. In response to the needs for Mandarin-speaking counsellors, the Counsellor Training (Mandarin) Programme, in collaboration with Fei Yue Counselling Centre was also launched.
  • 1996
    CCC celebrated its 30th Anniversary and conducted a two-day conference drawing just over two hundred participants on 14 and 15 November.
  • 1997
    Engaged by Singapore Airlines to train members of Buddies System in the management of crisis and disasters.
  • 2000
    CCC was appointed as the training provider for School Counsellors under the Ministry of Education.
  • 2001
    CCC was increasingly recognised as the centre for crisis management training in critical incidents.
  • 2002
    Launch of Diploma in Clinical Supervision which replaced the Certificate programme. CCC also published a book by Anthony Yeo titled, ‘When Mourning Breaks: Tales of Hope and Healing’.
  • 2005
    Launch of Masters in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy, a three-way partnership involving CCC, the Institute of Family Therapy (U.K.) and Middlesex University (U.K.).
  • 2006
    CCC celebrated her 40th Anniversary with a two-day conference that was graced by Mr S.R Nathan, the then President of Singapore. 3 books were also launched during the conference.
  • 2007
    Celebrated Anthony Yeo’s 35th year of service. He had contributed significantly and was known as the “Father of Counselling in Singapore”.
  • 2009
    Anthony Yeo passed away. CCC conducted a memorial service in tribute of Anthony Yeo’s contributions.
  • 2010
    CCC organised a Systemic Psychotherapy Conference and launched a book on, ‘Journeys in Systemic Psychotherapy: Theory, Practice and Research’.
  • 2011
    Registered with Council of Private Education (CPE) for provision of training programmes.
  • 2012
    The 5th and last batch of the Masters programme in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy ran.
  • 2013
    Started ‘Supervision of Supervision’ consultation sessions for consulting agencies in response to requests.
  • 2014
    Launch of the book, ‘Clinical Supervision – Clinicians’ Perspectives and Practices: Towards Professionalising Counselling’.
  • 2015
    As part of the preparation for the 50th Anniversary, a commemorative video – ‘Celebrating 50 years of Care, Collaborating for Change and Continuing the Legacy ‘ – was produced.
  • 2016
    CCC celebrated her 50th Anniversary with an Open House, a two-day conference, and a Jubilee Dinner. The book ‘Becoming’ was published and given as a gift to the public.
  • 2017
    Launched two certificate courses, namely, Post Graduate Certificate in Family-based Casework Supervision Training for FSCs and the Post Graduate Certificate in Working with the Emotional World of Children.
  • 2018
    CCC went beyond Singapore shores and trained the teaching staff from the University of Labour and Social Affairs at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • 2019
    To commemorate the 10th year of passing of Mr Anthony Yeo, the Anthony Yeo Memorial Conference and the launch of the book ‘Weaving Compassion: Relational Understandings and Practices’ by the Minister of Social and Family Development Mr Desmond Lee were held on 6th November.
 

Testimonials

Here is what some of our Clients (Counselling) had to say:

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