Our Team

Counsellors and Psychologists

Vinti Mittal

Director of SACAC Counselling
Clinical Member SAC
SAC Registered Counsellor
CMSAC, RegCLR, MSc (Counselling), Grad.Cert (Counselling)
PGDCA (Comp Sc), BSc (Hons)

Vinti holds Masters and a Graduate Certificate in Counselling from Monash University, Australia. She is also a Certified Sand Therapy as well as an Expressive Therapy Practitioner. She is a member of Singapore Association of Counselling. Vinti has been in private practice in Singapore for many years before taking on the role of Director of SACAC Counselling.

Being an expat herself and having lived in many countries before moving to Singapore, Vinti understands the challenges around expat parenting, adjustments and transitions. She provides counselling support to expatriate as well as Singaporean children and families. Her multicultural background gives her the ability to empathize with children as well as adults of different nationalities and cultures, whilst retaining the objectives of the therapy.

She offers counselling to preschoolers, teens, adolescents, individual adults, families and couples on a broad range of issues including Behavioral problems, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Eat Disorders, Body Image, Grief, Adjustments, Academics and Relationship problems.

Vinti uses an Integrative based approach to counselling, using various techniques like Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Person Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, different Expressive Therapies (Art, Play and Sand), Gottman Couples Method (Level 2) and Mindfulness to meet clients' needs.

In addition to her qualifications in counselling, Vinti has worked in corporate settings in the past, which enables her to understand work-life balance issues and challenges involved in a corporate environment. Vinti holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications. Over the years she has been contributing articles for several parenting magazines, newsletters and online magazines.

Vinti provides consultation in English, Hindi and Bahasa Indonesia.

Manuela Janda

Psychotherapist & Counsellor
EFT Couple Therapist
BSc Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Austrian Health Care)

Manuela Janda holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychotherapy) in Gestalt Therapy and a Certificate in Counselling from the Sigmund Freud University, Vienna. She is a licensed Psychotherapist by the Austrian Psychotherapy Association. She has more than 15 years of experience and owned a private practice for the last 10 years in Vienna, Austria.

She provides psychotherapeutic treatment and counselling services to adolescents, adults, families and couples.

Her theoretical orientation is primarily rooted in Humanistic-Experiential theory. Additionally, she has trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Integrative Body Therapy and Brain Spotting (Trauma Therapy). She offers counselling on a broad range of psychological issues including Anxiety, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Relationship problems, Abuse, Personality Disorders, Borderline Disorder, Stress management, Life-changing events (accidents, divorce, loss, etc.) and Trauma.

For couple therapy, she uses EFT to help couples restore their relationship. She supports them in helping discover “negative patterns” in their relationship and shows them a way out of this negative cycle.

Manuela supports her clients in helping develop greater self-awareness and in getting familiar with their own needs. She helps to try out new things and plays the role of a catalyst for transformation and development. She has a strong belief in the capacity for people to grow and to change.

Manuela provides therapy in English and German.

Jennifer Greene

DEdChPsych , BSc HONS Applied Psychology
CPsychol, Chartered Psychologist with British Psychological Society (BPS)
Registered with UK Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
Honorary research fellow with University College London (UCL), UK

Dr Jennifer Greene is an Educational & Child Psychologist, with 10-years experience working in the inner city and greater London.

Jennifer’s experience includes a background in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) work with children with autism; Educational Psychology support to children, young people and families from a range of multi-cultural backgrounds; Autism Specialist Educational Psychologist in an early intervention team; Consultant for children with physical and educational needs in the early years; and private practice in the U.K.

Jennifer has lectured at the University of East London and UCL, presented research at national and international conferences and has published articles and a book chapter. She is an editor of the BPS Debate journal.

Jennifer offers assessment, psychological support and evidence-based intervention for children and young adults aged from 0-25 years old. Areas of speciality include; learning and educational achievement, gifted and talented, English as an additional language, autism, attention deficit, mental health and emotional well-being, behaviour, learning needs of children with physical/medical conditions, children in care or adopted.

Jennifer also offers psycho-educational programmes to parents and educational staff on a range of topics (e.g. Autism Spectrum, literacy difficulty, emotional wellbeing/emotional literacy, self-care and independence skills, etc.).

Mahima Gupta Didwania

(M.A., MSPS, CRT, C.Ht.) Clinical Psychologist, Integrated Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Regression Therapist and Advanced EFT Practitioner, Breakthrough Coach, Matrix Re-imprinting & NLP Practitioner

Mahima completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology from University of Mumbai in 2010 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Trans-personal Regression therapies from the Tasso Institute, Holland in 2014, both at the top of her class. She has been professionally trained in advanced Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Matrix Re-imprinting, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Breakthrough Coaching through Vitality Living College, U.K. She is also an Integrated Clinical Hypnotherapist trained at the California Hypnosis Institute of India.

Mahima has done a course in Disaster Counselling from University of Mumbai and has been trained in REBT for children. Mahima is a full member of the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS), an international affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA), an associate member of the Indian Association of Positive Psychology (IAPP), a Certified Regression Therapist with EARth Association and a Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner with AAMET. She is a trainer for EFT and facilitates workshops and camps on topics involving personality and self-development, communication and social skills, parenting, stress-management and other relevant topics.

Mahima has over 5 years of clinical experience in psychological assessment, counselling and therapy. She has a special interest in inner child work and positive psychology. Mahima has worked with children, adolescents and adults in individual, couple, family and group therapy setups.

Mahima provides consultations in English and Hindi. She uses REBT, CBT, Positive Psychology, Play therapy, Mindfulness based techniques, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Clinical Hypnotherapy employing a client centred, action oriented, psycho-spiritual therapeutic style. Mahima has worked with Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Trauma, Relationship issues, Communication, Social and Parenting skills, Anger and Stress management and Personal development among other areas.

Dr Tim Bunn

Consultant Educational Psychologist
BA (Hons) Psychology & Philosophy, Oxford, Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Primary) University of Bristol, BSc Educational Psychology, University College, London, EdD, Educational Rseearch, University of Warwick
Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society, Chartered Psychologist, BPS, UK Health & Care Professions Council Registered, Member, Singapore Psychological Society

Tim worked as a teacher for 9 years in primary, secondary and special needs schools for children with severe learning difficulties. He has also spent 8 years working as a Special Educational Needs officer for Northamptonshire County Council, to support children across the full range of special needs. He also worked as a Consultant to Leicester City on projects evaluating their services.

Tim’s 19 years as an Educational Psychologist with Leicestershire and Northamptonshire included working as a specialist for children with severe learning difficulties (he wrote a booklet on challenging behaviour) and as a specialist on Dyslexia. Tim’s doctorate was on Literacy Interventions for Children in Years 3 & 4. At one stage he worked closely with the Child Guidance Service, offering behavioural, milieu and family systems therapy approaches to emotional and behavioural difficulties. Tim has also worked for 3 years as the resident psychologist at Egerton-Rothesay mainstream school in Berkhamsted, England, which specializes in helping children with Dyslexia and a range of other needs.

This varied and extensive experience has meant that Tim can discuss educational issues realistically with teachers, and can make practical and valid suggestions for adapting teaching to meet children’s needs.

He also has extensive experience in conducting assessments for adults.

His expertise is in administering tests to assess the most important background abilities (such as WISC) and educational skills in literacy and numeracy (such as WIAT) and other tests depending on what seem to be the issues (such as D-KEFS for executive function issues).

In the last 6 years Tim has worked as Research Officer with the Dyslexia Association of Singapore, and was their main psychologist offering a full range of assessment services to non-Singaporean children and to young adults and mature adults of all nationalities.

Sanaa Lundgren

MS Soc (Counselling)
Collaborative Family Practitioner (SMC)

Sanaa holds a Masters degree in Political Science from Liege University (Belgium). Being passionate about Counselling, she took up her Masters degree in Social Science (Counselling) from Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia).

Sanaa’s educational and professional background from Europe, Africa and Asia has exposed her to diverse cultures. Since 2000 she has worked in the social / psychological fields supporting multicultural population in dealing with issues such as human trafficking, sexual mutilations and domestic violence.

After relocating to Singapore, Sanaa counselled both adults (individuals and couples) and adolescents at a private hospital and a private practice. She has also counselled students and families in local and international schools and helped them overcome a range of emotional issues including adjustment, depression, low self-esteem, bullying, body image, and parenting. Sanaa also incorporates activities including drawing and playing to her therapeutic approach with children and adolescents.

Sanaa is also a Collaborative Family Practitioner appointed on the panel of Singapore Mediation Centre. As such she works closely with collaborative lawyers to help divorcing couple navigate the process of divorce in a smooth way, with close attention to their children’s best interest. She is also experienced in working with couples on issues related to communication, rebuilding trust after an affair, and domestic violence.

Sanaa uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioural and Redecision Therapy. The latter is based on the re-enactment of important childhood scenes in order to change the future through goal setting. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with its wide range of strategies provides the tools that help attain these goals and gain control of our lives.

Sanaa is fluent in English, Arabic and French.

Dr Thea Longman

DClinPsych/MSc, BPsych(Hons)
Registered Clinical Psychologist (AHPRA)
Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)

Dr Thea Longman is a Clinical Psychologist with a Bachelor of Psychology and combined Doctorate of Clinical Psychology/Master of Science from the University of Sydney. Thea has worked previously with children, adolescents and families in schools, clinic and hospital settings in Sydney, Australia.

Thea provides clinical assessment and treatment for emotional and behavioural problems in pre-schoolers, children, adolescents and young people, including anxiety, depression, life adjustment, emotion regulation, oppositional behaviour, school refusal and parent-child relational issues. She draws on therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness based approaches, play therapy and parent-child therapy.

Thea also conducts psychometric assessments of school-aged children to assess cognitive ability, learning difficulties and attention issues.

Thea focuses on providing a supportive space for clients to understand presenting issues and develop their capacity to face life challenges. She approaches her work with compassion and creativity. Thea believes in working collaboratively with parents, teachers and allied health professionals to create supportive environments that promote the client’s general wellbeing.

Kady Leibovitz

Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Illinois, USA
MA (Social Work), BSc (Psychology)
Member of the National Association of Social Workers (USA)
Member of Singapore Association of Social Workers

Kady is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Kady has been practising clinical social work for over 7 years in the United States and Australia in a variety settings including non-profit organisations, community mental health agencies and schools. Kady began her career in Chicago, IL working as a clinical intervention specialist providing counselling to children, adolescents and families. After leaving Chicago, Kady joined a counselling practice in Sydney, Australia where she continued as a counsellor to individuals and families experiencing issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, family breakdown and relationship issues.

Kady understands the importance of a collaborative therapeutic relationship and ensures a safe and approachable setting for clients to explore the issues currently impacting their lives. Kady understands the value of integrating the connection of body, emotion and mind in working with her clients and draws on sensorimotor psychotherapy, EMDR Therapy, family systems theory, attachment theory and cognitive behavioural therapy to guide her practice. Kady also weaves experiential practices and mindfulness techniques into her work allowing clients to be equipped with internal and external resources available inside and outside their sessions.

Kady works with adolescents, adults and families. Her range of focus is on trauma recovery/processing, anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidality, disrupted attachment, relational issues, family breakdown, school refusal, low self-esteem and life transitions. Kady has a level 1 certificate in sensorimotor psychotherapy and is EMDR Therapy trained. She also has developed preventative therapeutic group work programs for students in high school and their parents to instil self-care and emotional regulation skills to cope with stress and anxiety. The ethical principle that resonates most with Kady as a clinical social worker is “respecting the inherent dignity and worth of each person” and this is shown in every aspect of her work.

Florentine (Flo) Westendorp

Clinical Psychologist
Extended Health Care Psychologist Certificate, MSc and BSc, Clinical and Health Care Psychology, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
Certified in different therapy courses, including ACT, EMDR and CBT
Registered in the Netherlands National Register of Professionals in Individual Health Care (BIG)

Flo is a Clinical Psychologist from Netherlands. She obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Psychology and has also completed a two-year Extended Health Care Psychologist Certificate. She has a rich experience of working in multiple settings, including private practice, in the Netherlands. Flo is registered in the Netherlands National Register of Professionals in Individual Health Care.

Flo works with adolescents and adults from the age of approximately 18 years and upwards. Flo also does couple therapy and has extensive experience with a wide variety of psychological problems such as stress-related symptoms, depressive feelings, anxiety, burnout, behavioral problems, grief and anger-management.

The therapy methods that she uses are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy, Supporting and Structuring Therapy, and Online Therapy.

Flo also conducts diagnostic assessments (personality, intelligence and behavioral problems). With personality testing, she is able to help people gain an insight and make sense of certain issues that they have been struggling with, so as to help with further treatment.

Flo’s aim is to help people develop healthier coping skills and work towards more vitality. She quickly builds a good working relationship and is transparent in her interactions with people. She has a holistic approach and also takes the transdiagnostic factors into account.

Flo does treatments in English and Dutch.

Dr Felicia Neo

PhD (Clinical Psychology & Neuroscience), PGDip (Clinical Psychology), BA (Psych & Mass Communications).

Dr Felicia Neo was awarded her PhD and PGDip from Swinburne University in Melbourne. She obtained her Bachelor’s from Monash University. She is a Singaporean by birth but has lived, studied and worked in Melbourne for many years. She relocated back to Singapore to continue working in psychology. Felicia is a member of the American Psychological Association, Canadian Psychological Association, Australian Psychological Society, Society for Neuroscience and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.

The human mind and behavior has always captivated Felicia’s interest and motivated her to explore more in the realms of human nature. She also understands and cherishes cultural and family values across countries. She has worked with psychologists, researchers and doctors from other similar and various disciplines like the Social Anxiety Group (Cognitive Therapy Program) at Swinburne Psychology Clinic, Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, National Institute of Complimentary Medicine Centre for the Study of Natural Medicines and Neurocognition, the Lifespan Development Group, Cognitive Neurosciences and Brain Dynamics Group and many more.

Felicia’s specializations / experiences include working with a comprehensive array covering anxiety spectrum; mood; trauma-and stressor-related disorders, compulsions, abuse, anger management, family and relationship counseling, therapy for disability and chronic illness, bereavement, addictions, issues in peer and societal pressure, self-esteem, memory, personality, and geriatrics.

Felicia is certified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT; Australia); Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Australian Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy Inc - Melbourne); and EMDR (EMDR Association of Australia).

Felicia has presented her research at the International Cognitive Neuroscience Conference and at the Students of Brain Research Symposium. She has her work published in Frontiers in Neuroscience. She previously taught at Swinburne University but now currently does sessional teaching at James Cook University Singapore.

Justin Peter

MCS, PGDip (Clinical Supervision),BA (Social Work)
Certified Choice Theory & Reality Therapy® Practioner
Certified Behavioural Consultant
Licensed MBTI®, SII® & DISC® Coach

Having trained in Singapore and UK, Justin is presently doing his doctoral research on psychological types and experiential learning. He has over 12 years of experience in providing personal therapy, relationship counselling and coaching in non-profit organisations, schools and private practice. Justin specialises in working collaboratively with adolescents, adults, couples and families on issues related to mental health, emotional management, interpersonal communication and relationships. His therapeutic approach is person-centered, strengths-based and systemic. Besides being a licensed practitioner of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy (CTRT®), Justin integrates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-focused Brief Therapy and Experiential Therapy to empower positive change.

Justin has a firm understanding of the human personality and behaviour. He is qualified to administer internationally renowned personality assessments, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®), DISC® and Strong Interest Inventory®. He has incorporated these tools into therapy, executive coaching and career profiling. As a certified clinical counselling supervisor, Justin has also provided supervision and training to more than 300 counsellors and helping professionals locally and regionally.

Justin provides counselling in English and Mandarin.

Sukriti Drabu

Clinical Psychologist
M.A. (Clinical Psychology), B.A. (Biology, Psychology)
Certificate in ACT, CBT (Beck Institute, USA)

Sukriti holds a Masters concentrating in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University, USA. Before that, she has completed a Bachelors in Biology with a minor in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She has been professionally trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Mood and Anxiety Disorders as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Additionally, she has completed Level 1 Training in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. Sukriti is an international affiliate member of the American Psychological Association (APA). She has been researching on understanding the mechanisms and interventions involved in the development of psychopathology in individuals from different ethnicities and cultures for the past 5 years and contributes to academic psychological journals and conferences.

Sukriti has over 4 years of experience in psychological assessment, counselling and therapy. Sukriti offers counselling to adolescents, adults, couples and families on a broad range of psychological issues including behavioural problems, adjustment, depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, self-esteem development and relationship problems.

Having lived in India, the United States, France and now being an expat in Singapore, Sukriti has a personal understanding of the adjustment process and its psychological impact in different facets of an individual’s life. Further, having previously worked in a corporate setting, she is able to understand issues and challenges involved in managing work and personal life stressors.

Sukriti uses an integrative approach to therapy, predominantly using techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Self-compassion based strategies to help her clients recognise the interplay between thoughts, emotions and actions. She employs a client-centred, collaborative therapeutic approach and believes each individual has it within themselves to achieve their personal life goals.

Sukriti provides counselling in English and Hindi.