Master of Arts in Counselling I Certified Practitioner in Choice Theory Reality Therapy I Trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Torn Asunder - Affair Recovery Programme & Trauma Counselling I Accredited Facilitator for Prepare Enrich Couple Assessment I Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis (TJTA)
"The soul would have no rainbow if the eye had no tears."
~ Native American Proverb
Anxiety & Depression Issues
Life Transition Issues
Winnie has always been passionate about helping youths, adults and couples. Through counselling, she supports individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction issues, grief and loss, trauma, life transition stresses and more. She has extensive experience counselling adolescents in local secondary schools and adults in both private and public sectors in Singapore. Winnie's approach is person-centred, holistic, relational and strength-based. Her work is primarily informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Choice Theory & Reality Therapy (CTRT). She also draws upon a wide range of counselling approaches such as Artistic Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing and more to empower her clients overcoming their issues on their own.
Winnie believes every individual is unique and significant in their own ways regardless of their issues. She considers it a privilege to journey with her clients and collaborating with them to build their strengths and inner resilience to face challenges, improve their mental well-being as well as interpersonal relationships. Winnie enjoys good books, music and nature. She treasures her time playing with her children and catching up with her friends.
Successful Client Stories
One of Winnie's clients was an adolescent girl who was referred to counselling because of her low mood. Before counselling, client was very quiet and reserved; she tended to keep things to herself and was inhibited to expressing her emotions. After a few sessions with Winnie, client was willing to open up to share her problem. As a result, client experienced great relief in no longer having to suppress her emotions and hide her pain. As part of intervention, Winnie developed an integrated care plan which involve working with the family, referral to psychiatric consultation and medication, and continual supportive talk therapy. These integrative efforts has led client to show improvement in her mood. By the end of her last counselling session, client also reported more fulfillment in her relationships and was more resilient to face the challenges in her life.
Another client Winnie has helped was a male elderly adult who had a lifelong struggle with addiction issues. Through counselling, Winnie helped client gained a greater sense of self-awareness of himself and his addiction. Over 20 sessions of therapy work, Winnie explored with client practical steps he could take to better manage his addictions and followed through on his journey to change for the better. Overall, client has also increased in his self-esteem and did not feel as helpless as before. He has more hope in life. He has also taken steps to restore relationships that were previously marred by his addiction issues.
Master of Arts in Counselling