Master of Arts in Counselling I Trained in Narrative Therapy & Psychodynamic Approaches I Accredited Facilitator for Prepare-Enrich Couple Assessment Tool
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
~ Maya Angelou
Stress & Anxiety
Grief & Loss
Before her counselling career, Melissa was involved in legal and compliance work in the finance sector. With a desire to support people around her, Melissa took up a short-term counselling course to be equipped with the necessary skills. However, as she learnt more, she was convinced that counselling is her vocation. Hence, Melissa left her corporate job to complete her Master of Arts in Counselling. Through the journey, she learnt to appreciate the dynamics of counselling through the different theoretical approaches, its empirical science, and the beauty of shared moments in counselling.
Melissa has experience working with young adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, grief and loss. She draws upon different counselling modalities such as Psychodynamic approaches and Narrative Therapy to understand her clients and help them gain insights from their life experiences. Melissa believes that when her clients are able to give voice to their life stories and experiences, they will gain clarity in how they see others and themselves. The awareness of such insights will empower them with the courage and hope to take the next steps. During her free time, Melissa is either visiting museums, watching art films, catching sunsets, or reading a book on a new theoretical approach.
Successful Client Stories
One of Melissa’s clients was a young adult who was struggling with some life transitions. After 12 sessions, the client became more aware of the losses and the regrets he had been holding on to. Through the therapy process, Melissa helped the client to learn new coping skills to deal with the transitions better. He was also able to grieve over his losses and regrets in his life through healthy means and eventually, he was able to find peace through acceptance.
Another client was a young adult who came for individual counselling due to strained relationship with her partner. She was experiencing a lot of conflicted feelings and felt guilty for not being able to do more for her partner. With a limited support system and the fear of burdening her family, the client often felt she did not have a safe space to share her feelings. Counselling provided a safe space for her to express her confusion, her bewilderment, her pain, her hopes and her desires. The ability to verbalise these inner feelings enable to gain clarity on how she can work on to navigate through the relationship issues.
Master of Arts in Counselling