Master of Arts in Counselling I Trained in Use of Narrative in Grief Therapy I Working with Suicidal Clients & Self-Harm Behaviours I Trauma Counselling & MIssionary Care
"All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming."
~ Helen Keller
Panic Attack & Anxiety Issues
Peggy has always been passionate about helping youths, young adults, blended families and single parents. She began her career as a teacher in local Primary & Secondary school as well as International School overseas. With over 17 years of teaching experiences, Peggy is effective in working with adolescents and their parents because she can relate well to the reality of challenges faced by teens in school. Through counselling, she has supported teens with school refusal issues, cyberbullying, gaming addiction, eating problems and more. She has also worked with individuals to navigate through anxiety and panic attacks, as well as life transition challenges. Peggy draws upon a wide range of counselling modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Choice and Reality Therapy (CTRT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and more to empower her clients to be their own expert in overcoming issues on their own.
Peggy believes in creating a safe and non-judgemental space to help her clients learn to appreciate themself and others better. Through integrating family therapy approach,, she works collaboratively with her clients by strengthening their commitment towards change in an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. Peggy wind downs through relaxing routines by doodling, painting. and listening to jazz music. In her free time, she finds joy playing the saxophone, swimming and kick-boxing!
Successful Client Stories
One of Peggy's clients was an adolescent girl who wished to restore a strained relationship with her mother. Peggy helped her to walk through her grief and loss from her parent's divorce, her fear of abandonment, as well as anxiety over her studies. Over 22 sessions of counselling, she has grown to embrace changes and gradually gained acceptance over the situation of her parent's failed marriage. She learned to establish healthy boundaries with greater self-love, self-awareness and self-assurance that her mother will not abandon her and her siblings. Through role-play, use of toys and visual aids, her client was able to construct new meaning to her situation that enabled her to grow in resilience, shows forgiveness and extends love towards her family.
Another client Peggy has helped a young working adult who was stressed and not coping well with her new job; also she has a strained relationship with her family. Through counselling, her client becomes more aware of the interpersonal challenges she faces was when engaged with persons who project as an authority figure at her workplace, social circle and at home. Through talk therapy and role-play sessions, she began to articulate her emotions instead of denying, dismissing or repressing them. After 17 sessions of counselling, she has a better understanding of herself and she is more mindful of the triggers and how to regulate her emotions and exercise self-care. This has helped her to relate better with her colleagues and peers. Her relationship with her family has also improved.
Master of Arts in Counselling