Family Life Society (FLS) has been offering free para-counselling sessions by a trained team of volunteers in nine parishes since 2008.
This initiative came about from the vision of FLS’ former President, Fr Charles Sim.
Presently, the churches in which the para-counsellors serve at are the Church of St Bernadette, the Church of Christ the King, the Church of the Risen Christ, the Church of the Holy Family, the Church of our Lady of Queen of Peace, St Anne’s Church, the Church of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Church of our Lady Star of the Sea and the Church of the Holy Cross.
Sessions often take place in the evenings but some parishes offer para-counselling services on Saturday mornings and afternoons.
“When I first found out about the [para-counselling] service. . . I was sceptical but decided to give it a go,” said Angela (not her real name). Over time, and with [my counsellor’s] advice and prayers, I grew stronger and felt that I was better able to deal with my feelings”.
For those who wish to schedule a session, please call the FLS appointment hotline at 6382 0688, from Mondays to Fridays, from 10am to 5pm.