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Our Team

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Masters of Arts in Counselling

(TCA College)

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling 

(University of Wales)

Graduate Diploma in Clinical  Supervision

(Swinburne University)

Bachelor of Social Science (Community

Work & Applied Counselling 

(Edith Cowan University)

Rose Faquir
Clinical Director
Registered Counsellor (SAC)
Registered Clinical Supervisor (SAC)

Certified Addiction Therapist (APCB)

Certified EMDR Practitioner (EMDRS)

Brainspotting Practitioner 

Certified Choice Theory Practitioner (WGI)

​Rose holds more than 12 years of experience in counselling and psychotherapy. She counselled youths and adults for childhood trauma, sexual trauma, single-event trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, personality disorder, DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder), psychosis and C-PTSD (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). She also provides clinical supervision to professional counsellors and students.

​Before doing counselling and psychotherapy, Rose worked in a multi-industry which included the advertising and tourism industry. It trained her to interact with people from multicultural and diverse backgrounds. 

 

In the early millennium, Rose experienced traumatic experiences, which she describes as "the valley of the shadow of darkness". It was during the road to recovery that she learnt about her own unresolved childhood traumatic experiences. Rose eventually emerged from the trauma more robust and assured of her unique identity. She also found her calling to serve people, especially trauma survivors, through counselling and psychotherapy.

Rose holds the value that her clients are unique individuals with hope and a future. She is passionate to help people overcome their shattered experiences and reclaim their dignity. 

Rose Faquir's approach to counselling is strength-based and holistic. She integrates Trauma-informed Therapy like EMDR and Brainspotting with expressive arts, sand tray and talks therapy. She provides both long-term and short-term counselling and psychotherapy.

Read more about Rose at www.restoringpeace.com.sg/ourfounder and https://www.restoringpeace.com.sg/testimonies. You may also contact her directly at rose@restoringpeace.com.sg.

Therapeutic Approaches:

Attachment Theory, Brainspotting, EMDR, Emotion-Focus Therapy, Ego State Therapy, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT. Choice Theory, Expressive Arts, Family System Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Availability:

Monday to Saturday, except on Wednesday.

Consultation Fee:

First session: $160

Subsequent session: $170

Language: English, Malay, Bahasa Indonesia

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KIT CHOY
Senior Counsellor

Provisional Clinical Member (SAC)

Diploma in Counselling Practice

(Counselling and Care Centre)

Degree in Psychology

(The Open University)

Kit has extensive experience counselling a range of individuals, from children as young as seven-years-old to older adults. She has worked as a primary and secondary school counsellor, gerontology counsellor, addiction counsellor and community counsellor. Her personal experience as a mother and grandmother also helps her relate to the wide range of ages.

Kit also holds extensive experience as a therapist and a job coach for special needs children, youth and adults. She integrates counselling with psychoeducational work to help her clients with special needs improve and cope with their state of difficulties. Kit also counsels the parents and families with special needs children.

Besides counselling, Kit is an experienced speaker and trainer. She has held talks for professionals and caregivers working with special needs individuals and working with seniors. 

Before entering counselling and psychology training, Kit was a trained nurse. Her experience working with public and private hospitals deepened her understanding of working with multicultural ethnicity. 

Therapeutic Approaches:

CBT, Problem-Solving, Solution-Focused

Availability:

Thursday (Fullday), Friday (morning)

Consultation Fee:

 $160 Individual, $170 Family

Language: English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese

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Lena Chew
Senior Counsellor

Board of Counsellors (Malaysia)

Master Degree in Guidance & Counselling

(University of Putra Malaysia)

Lena has over 12 years of experience as a counsellor for the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). Her role included managing the global organisations' implemented Health and Wellbeing Program. She provided consulting services, training and program management in bilingual and for various organisational cultural contexts, specialising in workplace stress and anxiety, grief and loss, coping with changes and conflicts. 

 

Lena approaches in counselling are holistic, focusing on Expressive Therapies in the Solution-focus approach and Stress Management. She counsels children and families on parenting and anger issues. 

 

Lena is passionate about helping her clients reclaim their inner strength and beauty through self-awareness and compassion practice. She helps her clients uncover the unconscious attempts that have caused pain and self-rejection in their daily lives and overcome incongruence self-knowledge.

Therapeutic Approaches:

Psychological First Aider, Expressive Therapies, Symbol work, Stress Multi-Model

Management, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion

Availability:

Monday to Thursday, Saturday

Consultation Fee:

First session: $160

Subsequent session: $170

Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese

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Abigail Yang
Assistant Senior Counsellor

Provisional Clinical Member (SAC)

Certified Choice Theory Practitioner (WGI)

Master of Counselling

(Monash University)

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psych

(College of Allied Educators)

Abigail's experience includes serving in Family Service Centre, Community Mental Health and Hospice. She holds a deep desire to help her clients achieve their goals and finds joy in journeying with them through their rough times to get a breakthrough. She believes in the importance of caring for individuals' mental and emotional health and trusts that every person can overcome stormy periods of their life through guided help and professional skills. She forms a secure base for her clients to overcome the challenges faced and build resilience to pursue their dreams and goals. 

 

Abigail's counselling experiences cover marital/relationship issues, parenting, family violence issues, mental health issues, grief and loss issues (death and non-death related), and crisis interventions. She provides psychosocial intervention and counselling through integrating attachment theory in the different therapeutic approaches. Abigail is currently pursuing certification in Grief Counselling and Therapy to further develop her competencies in the area of loss, grief and bereavement.

 

Before Abigail embarked on her counselling career, she held a diverse corporate portfolio and volunteering experiences to connect with people from diverse backgrounds. Abigail is competent to counsel in English and Mandarin.

Therapeutic Approaches:

CBT, Choice Theory, Narrative Therapy,

Emotion-Focused Therapy

Availability:

Evening, Weekends

Consultation Fee:

 $150 (Individuals and couples)

Language: English, Mandarin

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Victor ONG
Counsellor
Masters in Counselling
(Monash University)

Married with two grown-up children, Victor is the immediate past president of the Association of Christian Counsellors Singapore (ACCS). He became interested in counselling when he read about the Szechuan's earthquake in 2008. 

Realising the need of the broken world for psychological healing, he obtained a certificate in counselling. He started volunteering for NGO's to serve foreign workers and the financially challenged. After serving for more than five years, Victor decided to obtain a professional counselling qualification. He enrolled in Masters in Counselling programme with Monash University, where he graduated in 2017.

Before his venture into counselling, Victor work in defence technology. He also holds rich experience in education. His teaching experience includes serving the local and international students and the refugees and asylum seekers. Victor's rich life experience enables him to connect with people from diverse nationalities.

Therapeutic Approaches:

CBT, Rational Emotional Behavioural Therapy, Choice Theory

Availability:

Weekends

Consultation Fee: $120

Language: English, Mandarin

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winnie goh
Counsellor
Masters of Arts in Counselling
(TCA College)

Winnie grew up in a high-risk area and with financial difficulty. Her painful experiences gave her the insight and wisdom to help others.

Winnie has a rich experience in helping individuals and families examine their life's direction, improve their interpersonal skills, and develop growth mindsets. She is passionate to journey with the seniors towards fulfilling their dreams because she believes that it is never too late. She is also keen to serve the less privileged and the needy.

Before her foray into counselling, Winnie holds diverse corporate experience in multinational organisations and has worked closely with people of all levels. After working for more than 20 years in multinational corporations, Winnie made a career switch to work in a faith-based organisation, tapping on her ability to extend good listening ears and empathy. Winnie decided to venture professional counselling because of her passion for helping others.

Therapeutic Approaches:

CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Availability:

Tuesday, Weekday evenings

Consultation Fee: $120

Language: English, Mandarin

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Irah Mazlan
Trainee Counsellor

Masters in Counselling-Candidate 

(Swinburne University) 

Bachelor of Science-Psychology

(University of Wollongong)

Irah's foray into counselling was motivated by the youths that she befriended and mentoring youths at risk. They often commented that she was a good listener, genuine and empathetic. They encouraged her to pursue professional counselling to serve the wider community. Their remarks ignited Irah's interest to embark on furthering her studies.

Graduated with a degree in psychology, Irah is in the final year of her Masters in Counselling studies. Since she started counselling, Irah has counselled cancer patients, children, students and professional young adults on grief and relationship challenges. Her youthful personality helps to facilitate her therapeutic relationship with the youth and young at heart while also able to relate to the older generation.

Irah is a keen learner and often finds ways to sharpen her skill.

Therapeutic Approaches:

CBT, Problem-Solving, Solution-Focused, CTRT

Availability:

Weekdays, Weekends, by appointment

Consultation Fee: 

Face to Face: $40

Online: $30

Language: English, Malay

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Gordon Lucas tan
Trainee Counsellor
Masters in Counselling-Candidate  
(Monash University

Bachelor in Psychology
(Murdoch University)

Gordon is a survivor of caregiver burnout. His experience helped him identify the stresses, frustration and guilt that caregivers experience while caring for their loved ones.

 

Realising the importance of addressing caregivers' needs motivated his interest in counselling, so he may work with people, especially those with caregiving responsibility, to cope with their commitment and stress helpfully.

Gordon holds rich experience in the regional biomedical sector. He is interested in serving the special need individual and is a volunteer with the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).

Therapeutic Approaches:

CBT, Person-Centred Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Availability:

Evening, Saturday, Sunday

Consultation Fee: 

Face to Face: $40

Online: $30

Language: English

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Gabrielle Dai
Trainee Counsellor

Graduate Diploma in Counselling-Candidate 

(Swinburne University)

Gabrielle, known affectionately as Gabby, chose to further her studies in counselling after working as a teacher in Singapore and Shanghai for more than 15 years. Her realisation of the importance of counselling came about gradually as she noticed the increasing emotional and mental health needs of the many students and parents she interacted with. She provided care and support for them through their difficult times by listening patiently and being there for them but believes she can do much more as a professional counsellor.

 

As an active Neighbourhood Committee volunteer, Gabby enjoys meeting and helping people of all ages and from all walks of life. She also volunteers with a social service agency to provide emotional support to youths in need.

Therapeutic Approaches:

Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy

Availability:,

Monday to Wednesday morning. Thursday and Friday.

Consultation Fee: 

Face to Face: $40

Online: $30

Language: English, Mandarin

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Jowena Cheng
Manager
(Admin and Communication)

BSc. Psychology (Distinction)

(University of Wollongong)

Jowena has a rich bicultural experience having grown up in the United States for over ten years before moving back to Singapore permanently in 2014 to complete her studies.

Her passion in psychology started in her teen years and she pursued her interest throughout university.

 

Since her graduation, Jowena has been working as a Lead Behavioral Therapist at Autism Partnership and has over four years of experience with Applied Behavioral Analysis. She also has prior experience interning at Winslow Clinic at Novena Medical Centre and Scotts Psychological Centre for ADHD and Developmental Trauma. In-between her internships she volunteered at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). 

Starting in January 2022, Jowena will be commencing her Masters of Counselling program at the Singapore University of Social Science. On her off days she likes to explore new places to eat and going on hikes or walking through trails. She also enjoys playing the piano, creative writing, photography and recently picked up long boarding.