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
"Failure is a great teacher and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer."
~ Oprah Winfrey
Anxiety, Depression & Emotional Burnout
Relationship Dynamics & Communication
Self-Esteem, Self-Image & Personal Confidence
Relational Trauma & Childhood Wounds
Sand Play & Expressive Therapy
Hui Shan is the co-founder as well as the senior counsellor 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 young adult who struggled with burnout due to a stressful and fast-paced work environment. Through counselling, she became more aware of her struggles asserting herself to a highly critical and demanding boss. As the client understood better how her early childhood experiences had impacted her, she began to recognise why it was hard for her to say "No" to others. Hui Shan guided the client to process her childhood wounds and attend to difficult emotions from her past. By the end of counselling, she feels more empowered with courage to build boundaries with others and practice self-care.
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 so overwhelmed by exam stress that she lost motivation and meaning for her future. Hui Shan guided her to work through her inner fears of failure and supported her to rebuild her self-esteem through affirmation and self-validation. By the last session of counselling, client had grown in emotional awareness and gained mastery in practical coping skills like breathing techniques to calm down during a panic attack. She has increased confidence and gained clarity of her goals for her future. This fuels her with a renewed motivation for the journey ahead.
Master of Arts in Counselling