We believe that everyone has a voice and deserves to be heard. We understand that life can be overwhelming and relationships can also get strained when issues of sexual brokenness seem impossible to resolve.
As such, we have started our Sexuality Counselling & Support Services, dedicated to helping anyone who wishes to journey toward wholeness.
What is a Support Group?
A support group provides a safe space for clients to meet together with trusted facilitators, who will guide them to learn more about their issues, discuss what they have learnt and share how it applies to their lives. Each session aims to lead clients to reflect more deeply and empower them with better ways of coping with what is affecting them. With the guidance of the facilitators, clients can find strength and hope from hearing the similar struggles of others and supporting each other towards wholeness.
What to Expect
Support group members are expected to maintain strict confidentiality, in order to create a safe space for everyone to share.
No. of sessions
10 sessions (over five months)
Once every two weeks (every other week)
9 Bishan Place #08-03
Junction 8 Office Tower
(Map and directions)
Guided by two facilitators, the typical format of each session will include:
- Viewing/reading selected resource material
- Group discussion and sharing guided by the facilitators
- Prayer and encouragement
Individuals with SSA
The Support Groups for Men with SSA and Women with SSA assist clients to work through underlying issues that contributed to their SSA and other commonly associated problems.
Parents of Children with SSA
The Parents Support Groups (Children with SSA) provides a safe platform for parents to learn and encourage one another as they find meaningful ways to relate to themselves and their children with SSA.
Join a Support Group
- Who should join these support groups?
• Anyone struggling with their same-sex attraction
• Parents struggling to cope with their loved one’s same-sex attraction
Do these support groups maintain confidentiality?
To provide a safe space for everyone to share freely, every client has to sign an agreement to keep strict confidentiality within their group.
What if I meet someone I know in the group?
In the event that this happens, you can approach the facilitators to share your concerns. Please be assured that what you share will be kept confidential and arrangements will be made to ensure that your best interests are taken into account.
If I’m struggling with SSA, what if I become attracted to someone in the group?
In the event that this happens, clients are required to honestly and quickly inform the facilitators, who will then keep an eye on the situation. In order to develop healthy boundaries within the group, clients are not allowed to confess their feelings to those whom they are interested in.
Will the other members influence me to embrace or endorse homosexuality?
Group members would have all been interviewed and informed that the goal of the support group is to assist members to deal with unwanted SSA in themselves or their loved ones. However, confusing thoughts and desires may arise along the way. This is when group members can challenge and encourage each other to maintain a healthy approach to their struggles. If the facilitators discover that a client is no longer interested in journeying toward wholeness, the client will be deemed unsuitable to continue in the support group. In such cases, the client will be encouraged to seek one-to-one counselling and other appropriate measures.
Will the 10 sessions cure a person of SSA?
Recovery from SSA is a journey. Often, it takes a few years to consistently work through the issues. The outcomes vary for different clients. They may regain sufficient self-control, develop healthy ways to meet their needs, and establish nurturing relationships with both men and women. A healthy attraction to the opposite sex may also develop among some, resulting in courtship and marriage. Healthy singleness is also a viable sign of recovery. These twelve sessions would serve as a good start.