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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 / Principal Trauma Psychotherapist
Registered Counsellor (SAC)
Registered Clinical Supervisor (SAC)

Certified Addiction Therapist (APCB)

Professional Clinical Counsellor (ACA)

Certified EMDR Practitioner (EMDRS)

Brainspotting Practitioner 

Certified Choice Theory Practitioner (WGI)

Rose holds more than 12 years of experience providing counselling and psychotherapy to youths and adults with psychological challenges. Her wide-range experience includes providing therapy for childhood trauma, sexual trauma, single-event trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, personality disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), psychosis and C-PTSD (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), attachment injuries, identity formation, coping with changes and performance enhancement. Rose is a SAC Registered Clinical Supervisor and provides clinical supervision to professional counsellors and counselling students. 

Rose's interest in mental health services was birthed through a traumatic experience that she suffered several years ago. The years of being in the "valley of the shadow of darkness" also led to her interest in serving trauma survivors, especially those with difficulties moving past their traumatic experiences. 

 

​Rose is passionate about her calling to help her clients. Her approach to therapy is strength-based and holistic, integrating Trauma-informed Therapy like EMDR and Brainspotting with expressive arts, sand tray and talks therapy. She customised her treatment approach to suit her client's individual and unique needs. She believes in lifelong learning and frequently invests in continuing professional education. 

Rose's unique ethnicity and previous experience in multi-industry, which included working in advertising, tourism, and the F&B industry, help her connect with people from diverse cultures and social backgrounds. She serves local Singaporean, expatriates, international students and returnees. 

A firm believer in self-care, Rose enjoys cooking, social gathering, brisk walking, painting and power naps in her free time.

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, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focus 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, by appointment.

Consultation Fee:

Individual and Family Therapy: $170 to $190

Clinical Supervision: $130

(Sliding scale is available for those with financial difficulty)

Language: English, Malay, Bahasa Indonesia

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Tsui Ling Lee
Senior Counsellor / Trauma and Play Therapist

Registered Clinical Counsellor (SAC) 

Registered Sandplay Therapist (Association of Sandplay Therapy)

Accredited Play and Creative Arts Therapist (Play Therapy International/UK)

Certified Filial Play Parent-Child Coach and Mentor (PTI/UK)

EMDR Practitioner

Masters of Social Science (Professional Counselling) with Specialisation in Family Therapy, Grad

(Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

PGDip.Therapy in Satir Brief Systemic Therapy

(Satir Institute of the Pacific, Canada), 

PGDip.Play Therapy

(Play Therapy International/UK)

Tsui Ling is a registered counsellor, an accredited play and creative arts therapist as well as a registered Sandplay therapist. She has significant years of working therapeutically with children, adolescents, families and adults. 

​As an experienced therapist, Tsui Ling remains committed to be compassionate, warm, and affirming with clients who are troubled in their relationships, experiences trauma, feeling vulnerable or not coping well with life/work/school stresses. Working in a nonjudgmental way, Tsui Ling offers a safe and nurturing space for clients who wish to connect within, grow with a higher self-worth and better cope with their challenges and concerns in life. With an attentive listening ear, she strongly respects the uniqueness and strengths of her clients as well as their inherent ability to heal. Tsui Ling adopts an integrated counselling approach and respects confidentiality in the professional service itself offered. 

Having worked and lived in The Netherland, Hong Kong, and various South Asia countries, Tsui Ling is comfortable relating to people of different cultural experiences. 

Therapeutic Approaches:

Person-Centred, Sandplay therapy, EMDR, Inner-Child Integration

Availability:

Wednesday - Friday (AM/PM), Saturdays (AM)

Consultation Fee:

$170 to  $190

(Sliding scale is available for those with financial difficulty)

Language: English

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Joycelyn Chieng
Senior Counsellor / Trauma Therapist

Registered Clinical Counsellor (SAC)
Professional Member (ACTO)
TF-CBT Practitioner (TNC)
Advanced Solution-Focused Practitioner (IASTI)
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (Evergreen Certifications)
Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (Evergreen Certifications)
EMDR Practitioner 
Master In Counselling (Monash University)

Joycelyn has been a professional therapist for more than 11 years with experience working with people of different ages, from diverse cultural backgrounds, walks of life and in various organizational settings. She is passionate about helping people achieve peaceful moments and life satisfaction.  

Joycelyn works with children, adolescents, parents and adults on various concerns and goals. Her interest areas include anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, traumas, attachment difficulties and performance enhancement.  

In a safe therapeutic space, Joycelyn helps you understand your triggers, rebuild your sense of self and regain control of your emotions.

 

Joycelyn integrates expressive techniques to help her younger clients learn coping strategies.

Joycelyn invested in continuing professional development to continue to be an effective counsellor.  Her previous work experiences in government sector, public and multinational corporations help her connect well with people from different lifestyles, professions, and social statuses. 

Joycelyn enjoys reading, watching dramas, and cuddling with her two fur-kids outside of work. She also devotes her time to supporting mission fields within Asia. She keeps herself active by brisk walking and exercising. ​​

Therapeutic Approaches:

CBT, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), EMDR and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Availability:

Tuesday (online), Thursday and Saturday

Consultation Fee:

$170 to $190

(Sliding scale is available for those with financial difficulty)

Language: English, Mandarin and Foochow

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Lena Chew
Senior Counsellor / Expressive Art Therapist

Board of Counsellors (Malaysia)

Master Degree in Guidance & Counselling

(University of Putra Malaysia)

Graduate Certificate in Expressive Therapies with Children and Adolescent

(Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia)

Lena has over 12 years of experience as a counsellor. She counsels individual children, adults and families for anger, anxiety, grief and loss, coping with changes, conflicts, stress management and parenting issues. 

Before relocating to Singapore, Lena used to run her counselling, consultancy and training agency in Malaysia. She also held a management position in a global organisation, specialising in the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). Her role included managing and implementing the Health and Wellbeing Programme to meet the cultural and social contexts of the various local and global organisations that she partnered with. 

Lena's approach to counselling is holistic, focusing on Expressive Therapies in the Solution-focus process. She helps her clients to uncover their unconscious issues, which cause pain and self-rejection in their daily lives. Through her warm personality, Lena supports her clients to reclaim their inner strength through self-awareness and compassion practice.

A mother of a school going child, Lena invests her free time in Chinese calligraphy and ink painting.

Therapeutic Approaches:

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

Management, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion

Availability:

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

Consultation Fee:

$160 to $170

(Sliding scale is available for those with financial difficulty)

Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese

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KIT CHOY
Senior Counsellor / Special Needs Therapist

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 of 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:

Friday (morning)

Consultation Fee:

Individual and Family Therapy $160 to  $180

(Sliding scale is available for those with financial difficulty)

Language: English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese

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Abigail Yang
Assistant Senior Counsellor

Provisional Clinical Member (SAC)

Certified Choice Theory Practitioner (WGI)

Certified Grief Therapist in Meaning Reconstruction (Portland Institute for Loss and Transition)

Professional Clinical Counsellor (ACCS)

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.

 

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:

Weekday evenings, Sunday Afternoons

Consultation Fee:

Individual and Couple Therapy $150 to  $170

(Sliding scale is available for those with financial difficulty)

Language: English, Mandarin

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Thomas Tsang
Counsellor

Master of Arts in Counselling

(TCA College)

 

Thomas's interest in counselling started during his long tenure in management. He provided support to his peers and staff in dealing with their personal and work-related issues. He decided to venture into counselling after taking early retirement to be his wife's caregiver after she was diagnosed with a lifelong illness.

 

Thomas had a traumatic experience of losing his son several years ago, which led him to seek personal and group counselling. He still participates actively in the support group because he believes that the comfort he received in dealing with his grief has prepared him to comfort others in need.

 

Thomas's counselling experience includes helping youth and adults who struggle with substance abuse in a halfway house. He also serves actively in his church and provides counselling to his fellow church members on a wide range of issues.

Therapeutic Approaches:

CBT, SFBT, Client-Centered Therapy

Availability:

Monday to Thursday

Consultation Fee: $120 

(Sliding scale is available for those with financial difficulty)

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

(Sliding scale is available for those with financial difficulty)

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

(Sliding scale is available for those with financial difficulty)

Language: English, Mandarin

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Jennifer Chew
Counsellor
Masters in Counselling
(Swinburne University)

Jennifer experiences grief and loss and the challenge of journeying with a loved one who struggles with anxiety and depression. She feels that her experiences are a calling to walk with her clients who are facing similar challenges.

Married with two teenage children,  Jennifer holds more than 20 years of experience counselling and mentoring teenagers, singles, couples and parents in her church ministry. She is passionate about helping others acquire better relational dynamics by empowering them to make a positive difference in their family life, career and society. Jennifer is an experienced speaker and has facilitated talks in small group settings on personal wellness and parenting topics. People often described her as a
good listener, compassionate and genuine.

Jennifer has worked in the IT Healthcare industry for more than ten years. She graduated with a Master of Counselling in April 2022 and has experience counselling seniors and adults individuals with anxiety/depression, relationship and grief issues. Jennifer holds a special interest in helping couples and families strengthen their marital relationships.

Therapeutic Approaches:

Transactional Analysis/Re-decision Therapy, CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Choice Theory, Emotionally-Focused Couple Therapy and Structural Family Therapy

Availability:

Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Afternoons

Consultation Fee: $80 to $100

(Sliding scale is available for those with financial difficulty)

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:

Monday - Sunday

Consultation Fee: 

$30 to $40

(Sliding scale is available for those with financial difficulty)

Language: English, Malay

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Geraldine Chua
Trainee Counsellor

Masters in Counselling (candidate, TCA College) 

Bachelors in Psychology

(Meijigakuin University)

Geraldine grew up in a challenging family. The painful experiences motivated her to study counselling to become a people helper. She is passionate about journeying with people to build healthy relationships. Geraldine believes that a good relationship adds meaning and purpose to one's life. She also believes in discovering individual uniqueness when addressing their needs and struggles.

 

Geraldine is a mother of two young adults. It helps her connect with the challenges of parenting children in their youth. She understood that communication plays an integral part in the parent-child relationship. The parenting experience helps Geraldine relate to both the parents and the children.

 

Geraldine stayed in Japan for six years, speaks Japanese and graduated with a psychology degree in Japan. Her intercultural experience studying in Japan and working with people with different cultures and nationalities in the corporate sector enable her to connect with people from diverse backgrounds. She is also a keen learner.

Therapeutic Approaches:

Person-Centered Therapy

Availability:

Monday - Sunday

Consultation Fee: 

$30 to $40

(Sliding scale is available for those with financial difficulty)

Language: English, Mandarin, Japanese

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Mariella Teiw
Trainee Counsellor
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology 
(candidate, College of Allied Educators

Mariella's interest in counselling began in her professional career as an educator. Working with children and families extensively, she understands that positive growth and sustainable improvement result from trusting relationships, the proper knowledge, open and non-judgemental communication, and the commitment to work through difficult situations and replace maladaptive behaviours with healthy behaviours productive ones. 

 

Mariella supported her colleague and students to deal with their academic and personal issues and worked with their families to create healthy ecosystems at home for sustainable positive changes. Many of her peers, colleagues and friends commented that she is genuine, empathetic, encouraging, and supportive, and encouraged her to venture into counselling.

 

Mariella sought professional counselling sessions to work on stress and burnout-related issues. The positive experience motivated her to be equipped with professional counselling skills when she observed the rise in mental health issues due to the prolonged circuit breaker and safety management measures because of COVID-19. 

 

As a trainee counsellor, Mariella has counselled students, professional adults, and parents on the job and study-related issues, relationships and family issues. Mariella also provides support and counselling to her church members. An avid reader, Mariella reads mental health-related materials in her free time to keep abreast of new developments and widen her scope and knowledge in the field.

Therapeutic Approaches:

CBT, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Mindfulness  

Availability:

Friday Evenings, Saturday and Sunday

Consultation Fee: 

$30 to $40

(Sliding scale is available for those with financial difficulty)

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). 

Jowena is currently taking a 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.