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Get to know Priscilla Shin.

Founder, RegCLR, CMSAC, CATP, CCTS-I

I am Priscilla, a passionate and experienced counsellor who has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. My approach is relational, relaxed, and real and I bring a warm, empathetic presence to my sessions.

 I have journeyed with clients who have sought support for emotional issues and mental health conditions since 2014.

Through therapy and support, my clients have worked through complex emotional issues and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, grief and loss, suicidal tendencies, emotional dysregulation, trauma, abuse, and fragile self-esteem. I have also helped clients to gain insight when they have felt stuck in life, or needed support to navigate through challenging events.

In my sessions, I incorporate a variety of therapeutic modalities, depending on the individual needs of each client. I am a firm believer in having a wide range of tools in my counselling toolbox, and as a result, I am constantly in learning mode.

I am a strong advocate for empowering others through education, and have presented numerous talks and workshops on topics such as suicide risk assessment and crisis management, stress management, mental health and wellness issues.

When I’m not working, you will either find me in a playground with my husband and two children, or in a corner of my home with a book in my hands.

Qualifications and Credentials

  • Masters degree in Counselling (Swinburne University)
  • Bachelors degree in Counselling (SUSS)
  • Advanced Certificate in Family Therapy Interventions (Swinburne University)
  • Registered Counsellor and Clinical Member (Singapore Association for Counselling)
  • Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (International Trauma Training Institute)
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist-Individual (Trauma Institute International)
  • Certified Circle of Security Parenting™ (COSP) Programme Facilitator
  • Trained in Suicide Risk Assessment and Suicide Intervention

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Continuing Education & Trainings

Attended

 

  •  Attachment in Clinical Practice
  •  Be the LIGHT: Crisis Support for Children and Youth
  • CBT Narrative Exposure Therapy for Trauma
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist Training
  • Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional Training
  • Circle of Security Parenting™ (COSP) programme
  • Coping with Grief and Loss
  • Cyber wellness Issues
  • Gestalt Play Therapy – Advance Training
  • Gestalt Play Therapy – Basic Training
  • Gestalt Play Therapy – Intermediate Training
  • Management of Family Violence: Introduction to Child Abuse and Child Protection
  • Management of Family Violence: Talking to Children and Managing
  • Abuse-related Disclosure
  • Managing Gender Issues
  • Multicultural Counselling Practice
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Safe Circle: Trauma-Informed Care Workshop
  • Suicide Intervention
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents: Healing the Body through Play
  • Using LEGO In Play Therapy
  • Working with Students who Self-Harm

Conducted

 

  • Anger Management
  • Attachment From Birth – Nurturing Resilient Children
  • Circle of Security Program
  • Coping with Stress
  • Crisis Management in School Setting
  • Cyber Addiction
  • Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Introduction to Gestalt Play Therapy
  • Introduction to Psychological First Aid
  • Learning to Listen
  • Managing Anxiety
  • Managing Meltdowns
  • Managing Mood Changes
  • Managing Challenging Behaviours in Early Childhood
  • Mental Health Awareness Briefing
  • Mental Health & The Christian Perspective
  • Mental Wellness & Why It Matters
  • Mindfulness Workshop
  • Non-suicidal Self-Injury and Suicidal Ideation
  • Parenting Styles
  • Peer Support Training
  • Positive Self-Esteem
  • Preparing Your Child for Success
  • Singapore Sector-Specific Guide for Child Abuse
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Social-Emotional Development in Early Childhood
  • Social Media and Its Impact On Mental Health
  • Stress and the Teenage Brain
  • Stress Management
  • Supporting Peers Over Social Media
  • Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention
  • Transiting from Primary School to Secondary School
  • Understanding the Teenage World
  • Understanding My Child’s Journey

Get to know Kirti Dodani.

I am Kirti, a passionate and experienced Counsellor who has worked children, teenagers, middle-aged adults, and elderly from diverse backgrounds as they deal with social-emotional, behavioural and psychological issues which includes Anxiety, Depression, Fear, Relationship, Stress, Grief and Past Trauma.

Whilst utilizing my skills and wealth of experience obtained from my professional and
personal experiences, I am adept at tailoring sessions to best promote results in each session. I possess excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills and I am warm,
compassionate, and non-judgmental to clients.

I strongly believe that each individual is unique, and therapy hence should be tailored
accordingly. I am adept at tailoring sessions to best promote results in each case, well-
practiced in psychodynamic therapy and familiar with CBT, systemic and mindfulness
approaches. By being genuine in my approach, empathetic of other people's point of view and providing unconditional acceptance, I establish an atmosphere of positive change by encouraging clients to explore their feelings and emotions and to reflect on what is happening to them. I believes that by using these techniques, I am competent in helping people begin their journey towards unlocking a new and better life for themselves.

I am a conscientious practitioner with exceptional organizational and communication skills,
driven to nurture and care for those fragile minds in today's challenging and competitive society.

When I’m not working, I’ll be either whipping up new dishes in the kitchen or taking a stroll
along the beach with my family.

Qualifications and Credentials

  • Foundation Diploma in Systemic Grief and Bereavement Care
  • Master of Guidance and Counselling (James Cook University Singapore)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (James Cook University Singapore)
  • Provisional Clinical Member (Singapore Association for Counselling)
  • Associate Member (Association of Professionals Specialising in Addiction Counselling)

Continuing Education & Trainings

Attended

 

  • Basic Skills on Mental Health in Community Services
  • Individualized Care Planning for Clients in Welfare Homes
  • 3rd Asia Pacific Behavioural and Addiction Medicine Conference
  • Certified Addiction Counsellor Training Course 2018
  • Co-Parenting: Navigating Through Conflict
  • Grief and Bereavement Conference
  • FSC On-Boarding Training Programme
  • Community Mental Health Training
  • Management of Family Violence: Introduction
  • The ADAPTS Model: Grief Assessment & Intervention
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Get to know Naliny Krishnan.

I am Liny, a passionate and experienced Counsellor who has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults and elderly. Working with SPF and Ministry of Manpower (MOM), I have also counselled the distressed female foreign domestic workers (FDWs) and managed the Centre for Domestic Employees and conducted various programmes for the domestic workers such as dance, sewing, and art classes. I have also provided basic mental health assessments to evaluate psychological stability, and has engaged external services from the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) in referring the domestic workers for further assessments.

I have also volunteered at Nightingale Home, counselled elderly residents and identified cases of abused individuals within the home. My specialisation in family therapy and training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is grounded in my distinction in counselling research processes while in Swinburne. I have also completed training courses from the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and family conflict management/mediation training at Eagles Mediation & Counselling Centre (EMCC).

I first gained my counselling experience at the Family Service Centre (MSF), where I worked with clients with a multitude of concerns including Interpersonal Issues, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Anger Issues, Couple Issues, Family Conflicts, Trauma, Self-Harm and Abuse cases. I have also conducted couple and parenting talks for my clients to help address the difficulties they may face with regards to the responsibilities of such roles. I later went on to further my experience as a school counsellor, where I conducted parenting talks, art therapy, smoking cessation programmes and counselled at-risk youths.

This has inspired my strong passion for working with vulnerable children and adolescents. Through conducting home visits for cases self-harm cases and abuse, I actively monitored the well-being of such at-risk populations, and remains committed to helping those who are not able to seek adequate help. I have also collaborated with many external agencies such as Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), hospitals, and Singapore Police Force (SPF) to better regulate the systemic safety nets for such youths. I believe in making a difference in their lives, thus providing simple and effective coping strategies to better manage the daily challenges they may face. For children and adolescents with a history of direct trauma-related events, I practice a trauma-informed approach centred around art therapy. This empowers my younger, and sometimes less verbal, clients to communicate through art as a medium of expression. I thoroughly believe in adapting different therapeutic approaches to each individual’s needs and challenges, and am dedicated to the process of uplifting clients as opposed to problem-solving issues.

When I’m not working, I will be either playing with my son or looking at YouTube to try out new tasty recipes for my son.

Qualifications and Credentials

  • Masters of Social Science (Professional Counselling) – Swinburne University
  • Graduate Diploma of Social Science (Professional Counselling) – Swinburne University
  • International Diploma In Psychology (Credit) – Informatics

Continuing Education & Trainings

Attended

 

  • Trained in Family Conflict Management and Mediation Training for FSCs (EMCC)
  • Understanding Cultural Diversity and Sensitivity (SSTI)
  • Introduction to Community-Based Services (Family Services) (SSTI)
  • Art Therapy (FSC)

Conducted

 

  • Anger Management
  • Parenting Talks for School and Fsc
  • Art Therapy for Parent – Child Bonding (Fajar Sec)
  • Couple Talks
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Management
  • Bright Owl Project (FSC)

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