DR JESSICA LEONG
Jessica has worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist in an institute of higher learning and has more than 15 years of clinical/organisational experience. Jessica won the Gold Award in the “Excellence in Teaching” Convention organised by an Institute of Higher Learning. She achieved the distinction of becoming the first certified Transactional Analyst in Singapore and is currently the Advisor of the Transactional Analysis Association in Singapore.
DR AARON LEONG
Dr. Aaron Leong is a board certified endocrinologist and internal medicine specialist. He is currently training in clinical epidemiology. He has conducted research on diabetes surveillance from national health administrative databases and evaluated novel methods of diabetes detection/screening in Canada. His current research is on multi-component lifestyle interventions for diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention, and exploring innovative tools to enhance motivation and adherence to behavioral change. He is interested in the genetic and social determinants associated with ethnicity and their influence on cardiometabolic risk and diabetes treatment, among other common diseases.
Since 2000, Cheryl has offered psycho-educational, emotional competency, leadership, team building, creativity workshops and trainings that meet the needs of corporate organisations, educational settings and social service settings. Some of her clients have included, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Action Group of Elders, Nanyang Girls School, Hwa Chong Secondary School and Family Service Centers.
Tony is a qualified psychologist, registered with the Australian Psychologist’s Registration Board and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. He is also a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with 32 years experience working in clinical and organizational areas. He has worked in private practice his whole career but also has had regular contract work with many organizations.
PROF TAN CHUE TIN
The Chairman of ECTA, Prof Tan Chue Tin is a Senior Consultant psychiatrist who has his own private practice in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre. In addition to his MBBS from the National University of Singapore, he also has a Diploma in Psychological Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of England. He also passed and was elected as Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London as well as a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He is also a Fellow with the Academy of Medicine, Singapore and a member of the American Psychiatrists’ Association.
DR AUGUSTINE TAN
Dr Augustine Tan is a psychotherapist in private practice and runs Journeys – The Next Step. He has worked extensively with the school system in Singapore and provided counseling and consultancy services to schools and polytechnics. Currently he continues to provide counseling services at a tertiary institution.
Obtained the Certification for MBTI analyst (Germany) • Diploma of Master in Leichester University, UK – Major: “Human Resource and Training Management” • Diploma of Master in CEIBS in Shanghai, China – Major: ” Business Management” • Certification of Trainer by Achieve Global Co. for training in leadership, communication and management fields • Certification of sales for international trade by Chinese government • Bachelor Degree of Nanjing University, China – Major: English
DR DAPHNE TAN
Dr. Daphne Tan is a medical doctor who received her medical training at University College London(UCL) and a Masters of Social Science (Professional Counselling) intern with Swinburne University of Technology. She has previously worked at Jurong General Hospital and Singapore General Hospital. She has worked closely with adult and child psychiatrists, and on medical and mental health projects, audits and research.
JOEL CHUA (Course Facilitator and Psychotherapist)
Joel Chua is a corporate trainer who began his career as a current affairs radio presenter and interviewer. After more than 10 years on air, he decided to reapply his professional experience in connecting and communicating with a wide range of thought leaders and newsmakers on a diverse array of issues. He attained postgraduate qualifications to practise as a psychotherapist with a special interest in cognitive behavioural strategies. In his training work with organisations, Joel focuses on personal effectiveness for leaders, interpersonal communication skills, and psycho-emotional resilience. He holds a Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling, a University Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and certification as a Transactional Analysis Practitioner (USATAA).
KALPALATHA THIYAGARAJAN (Course Facilitator and Psychotherapist)
Kalpalatha Thiyagarajan is a trained counsellor in Professinal Counselling specialized in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She is also a psychologist with a B.Sc Honours degree in Psychology. Kal focuses on relationship issues, anger management, behavioral and self-worth issues to name a few and has experience working with teenagers and parents in a secondary school setting. She has also conducted training and counselling sessions at Changi Prison and additionally holds a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and is a certified Clinical Supervisor.
BABARA MARIA SEET (Course Facilitator and Pscyhotherapist)
Babara has been a customer service practitioner and also held different corporate portfolios in different industries for the last 34 years.
Her personal life experiences and desire to help others spurred Babara to become a trained counsellor in 2010 and obtain accreditation as an Associate Mediator by the Singapore Mediation Centre in 2011.
Babara holds a Bachelor of Business in Business Administration as well as a Masters in Social Science (Professional Counselling). She also obtained her certification as an ACTA Adult Educator in 2019.
CHARLENE TEO (Course Facilitator and Pscyhotherapist)
Charlene Teo is an analytical, meticulous and conscientious Psychotherapist, Coach and Adult Educator with practical and creative approaches. She perseveres to achieve excellent results through her versatility and openness to explore new dimensions. She displays ability to reach out to her clients, and empowering them through coaching and mentoring. She digests details, grasp understanding of situations quickly. Excellent problem management skills, and the ability to identify root cause of problems through a meta perspective of acknowledging the connection between experiences and their ideas. This is cultivates the development of effectiveness in constructivism.
Charlene had worked with youths from various schools on the Enhanced Step-Up Programme. In her private practice, she had worked with children as young as 5 years old to adolescents, older adults, couples and families. Some of the issues handled include Specific Learning Disabilities, ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Eating Disorders, Parent-Child Relationships, Couple Relationships (including LGBT) and Managing Stress Effectively. She also works with clients seeking to achieve Peak Performance for major events, e.g. competitions, examinations and performances.
Proven ability in providing a Specialised Service with Quality through the practice of Mindfulness, Emotion-Focused Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
TAN MOK SANG (Trainer)
Ms Tan Mok Sang is a retired educator with 30 years of experience, her last appointment was a Principal of a secondary school in Singapore.
She obtained a Masters of Professional Counselling in 2015 and has been volunteering as a counsellor in family and church ministries. She is also involved in the training of cabin crew for Singapore Airlines.
DOROTHY LOW (Trainer)
Dorothy Low has 28 years of experience in HSBC, holding managerial positions in the Consumer Banking, Operations Departments of the Bank. She holds a Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling and is a SAC (Singapore Association of Counselling) Registered Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. She has successfully completed the Advanced Certification in Training & Assessment (ACTA). Dorothy Low is a practicing psychotherapist, working with diverse client population. She also supervises counsellor interns pursuing studies with Swinburne University of Technology, Monash University and UniSim. Dorothy Low is involved in competency-based training for schools and multinational companies.
REENA GOENKA (Trainer)
Ms Reena Goenka is a registered counsellor with Singapore Association for Counselling. Reena holds a Masters Degree in Counselling, a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Certification in Eye Movement and Desensitisation (EMDR) which enables her to work clients with painful and traumatic memories. She has over five years’ experience working with families, couples, individuals, children, teens, and parents. She has conducted many talks, workshops for student and parents and as well as for various organizations. She is also an experienced soft skill trainer.
Jessie is a counsellor and wellbeing coach in private practice and runs Healing Mind Haven. She has obtained Master of Counselling (Advance), and trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Advance CBT, Choice Theory Reality Therapy & Lead Management, and has a Transactional Analysis Practitioner (USATAA) certification as well.
Jessie is experienced in tending to clients with array of issues such as from self-esteem & behavioural problems, relationship & marital challenges, depression & anxiety issues, acceptance & rejection issues, and also workplace conflict & stress. She also extends her services to include practising positive psychology, mindfulness, career coaching and life coaching as well, in helping her clients to be more productive and effective through maintaining a healthy mental wellness.
Jessie believes in a person-centered counselling approach in building an authentic, safe and honest psychotherapy relationship with her clients. Her goal in counselling is to listen, to heal, to support, and to illuminate humanity.