Master of Arts in Counselling I Certified Practitioner for Choice Theory Reality Therapy I Accredited Facilitator for Prepare Enrich Couple Assessment I Trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Suicide Intervention Skills & Practical Sand Play Skills
"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe."
~ Saint Augustine
Child & Adolescent Counselling
Special Needs Counselling
Hui Shan is the Head of Operations, overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions at Grace Oasis Counselling Services. Formerly a full-time MOE teacher at a local junior college, Hui Shan had been teaching chemistry for close to ten years. Apart from teaching, her other role in school was a teacher counsellor. Through helping her students, she was aspired to answer a deeper calling to impart life skills and help people find back themselves through the sacred work in counselling. She sees that as the pace of living quicken, the overemphasis of performance has subtly impacted youth of this generation. More are displaying a draw towards perfectionism, often overwhelmed by the fear of failure. Her passion in working with youth and young adults led her to a career transition to equip herself with formal counselling training.
Graduated with a Masters of Arts in Counselling, Hui Shan is effectively bilingual to conduct counselling sessions in both English and Mandarin. She has accumulated a wide range of experiences from counselling youths at local junior college, young adults from Agape Counselling Centre in Malaysia, Special Needs children and adolescents from Special Education School in Singapore and adults with mental health concerns from a local mental health day rehabilitation centre.
Her counselling approach is primarily informed by evidence-based approach such as Choice Theory Reality Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She is able to integrate other approaches such as Sand Play & Expressive therapy to help her clients better express their needs and wants, identify their triggers, and learning new coping behaviours and habits that are healthy and helpful for change and growth. In her free time, Hui Shan enjoys art and find joy drawing and doodling. She sees this as a beautiful way for one to connect to one's inner world. She also enjoys travelling, going to new places, meeting new people and experiencing new cultures.
Successful Client Stories
One of Hui Shan's clients was a special needs teenage girl who displayed anxiety and perpetually cries when she had to go to school. After a personalised assessment, Hui Shan introduced art in therapy to first help her client expressed her inner feelings and fears, also to connect to her emotions. This had helped significantly to reduced the scale of her anxiety. As part of the behavioural invention, Hui Shan taught her breathing techniques to help her relax. After 15 sessions of counselling, the client was crying less and displayed better ability to cope with her anxiety. She now looks forward to going to school.
Another client Hui Shan had worked with was an adolescent tertiary student who came to seek help due to panic attack. At the pinnacle, she was overwhelmed, mainly by exam stress that she lost motivation and find the lack of meaning for her future. Using a person-centred therapy approach, Hui Shan continuously provided her client unconditional positive regard, affirmation and encouragement. After 7 sessions of counselling, client had grown in emotional awareness and gained mastery in practical coping skills like breathing techniques on how to calm down during a panic attack. She also gained personal confidence, gaining clarity of her goals for her future, which fuels her with motivation for the journey ahead.
Head of Operations
Master of Arts in Counselling