Trainee Counsellor

Master in Counselling, HELP University (ongoing)

Bachelor (Hons) in Early Childhood Education, HELP University

Professional Statement

My interest in mental health began as a student in my college days when I firsthand received the benefits of therapy. Talking to someone back then helped me make sense of the things I was going through. Following my undergraduate programme in Early Childhood Education, I taught in an international school primarily working with primary school aged children. As I journeyed with these students and they confided in me, it further encouraged me to see the importance of having someone listening to one’s struggles. Hence, I was prompted to pursue Masters in Counselling in HELP University. 


During my practicum, I worked with individuals undergoing depression, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, as well as marital/relationship difficulties. I also had experience conducting a peer support group with other trainee counsellors.


My therapy approach mostly employs cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and incorporates the psychodynamic lens. Currently, I am interning as a trainee counsellor and my areas of interest include working with individuals going through anxiety, relationship difficulties, grief, and caregiver stress.


Making changes can be scary and unfamiliar especially when you feel like you are doing it alone. The process however can be a cathartic one once we allow ourselves to trust the process in allowing things to unfold in its own unique way.



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