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.
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.).
(M.A., MSPS, C.Ht.)
Registered Clinical Psychologist, Integrated Clinical Hypnotherapist, Regression Therapist, Advanced EFT Practitioner, Breakthrough Coach, Matrix Re-imprinting & NLP Practitioner
Mahima completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology from University of Mumbai, India and a Post Graduate Diploma in Trans-personal Regression therapies from the Tasso Institute, Holland, both at the top of her class. She has been professionally trained in advanced Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping), 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 completed her training in Schema Therapy from ISST accredited Schema therapy training institute, Australia and is currently pursuing certification in the same. Mahima has completed level 1 and 2 of clinical training in Gottman's Couples Therapy, trained by Dr. Penner - clinical director of the Gottmans institute. She has also completed Level 1 certification in Play Therapy. She has done a course in Disaster Counselling from University of Mumbai and has been trained in REBT for children. Mahima is registered with the Singapore Register of Psychologists (SRP), is a full member of the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS), an international affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a member of the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC). Mahima is also part of the core committee heading the Clinical Psychology Special Interest Group for the SPS. 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 many years of clinical experience in psychological assessment (educational and personality), counselling and therapy. She has a special interest in inner child work and positive psychology. Mahima works with adolescents and adults in individual, couple, family and group therapy setups. She has also been working part time as an external school Counselor in an international school in Singapore.
Mahima provides consultations in English and Hindi. She uses Schema therapy, Inner child work, REBT, CBT, Positive Psychology, Play therapy, Mindfulness based techniques, Regression, 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, Body image, Relationship issues, Psychosomatic concerns, Adjustment, Self-esteem, Communication, Social and Parenting skills, Anger and Stress management, Personal development and Healing among other areas.
Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling) with specialization in Family Therapy, Grad. Diploma in Professional Counselling, Grad. Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology, Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy with specialization in CBT, SFBT and Hypnotherapy, Graduate Certificate in Professional Counselling, Diploma in Learning Disorders Management & Child Psychology
Transactional Analysis Analyst (USA & Singapore)
Member of the Transactional Analysis Association-USA & Singapore
Member of International Council of Psychotherapists-UK
Laura is an Italian and has spent the last 25 years travelling the world and living in Europe, USA and Asia. She has been living in Singapore for nearly 20 years and considers this her home.
Laura has extensive experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist, providing bilingual services in English and Italian. Laura has worked with individuals from a wide range of nationalities and cultural backgrounds, developing familiarity with expatriate culture and challenges. She provides support and treatment for several psychological issues, specializing in family, parental and marital counselling.
Drawing on many years of training and experience as an educator, Laura also works with children and young adults focusing on social, emotional and behavioural challenges. She helps her young clients with emotion regulation, managing fears and anxieties, developing age-appropriate social skills, growth mindset and self-esteem. Her work with adults focuses on anxiety, depression, stress management, self- development, mental and emotional well-being, life adjustments and transitions.
Working mainly from a multidisciplinary framework, she tailors each client’s treatment according to their specific needs and integrates elements from different approaches such as psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, transactional analysis and positive psychology.
A genuine and collaborative therapeutic relationship is a priority in her work with clients. She is enthusiastic about continuing her learning and development; reads widely to further develop her skills and thinking. She regularly attends conferences, workshops and events to enhance her therapeutic potency and to ensure that her clients receive the best care possible.
DClin Psych, Bsc ( Hons)
Registered as a practising Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council UK (a licensing body for the UK)
Nina is a UK trained Clinical Psychologist with a BSc (Hons) from City University in London and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent. Prior to moving to Singapore, she worked for the NHS (National Health Service) for 19 years. In the UK, Nina was managing the clinical input into 3 large services which provided interventions for families with complex needs in London from a range of cultural backgrounds.
Nina has specialised in clinics for infants and parents who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, attachment difficulties or stress in relation to parenting. Nina has worked with kindergartens and schools covered a range of childhood presenting difficulties including behavioural, emotional and learning. Working with children presenting with ADHD, Oppositional problems, school refusal, anxiety, sleep problems, toileting issues and general family difficulties (with or without a diagnosis).
Working with adolescents is something Nina has considerable experience in covering issues like anxiety, depression, self-harm, substance misuse, trauma and low self-esteem. She also works with adults with these issues or with clients experiencing difficulties in relationships and emotional regulation. Nina has a realism about the difficulties and stress faced trying to achieve work-life balance.
A range of therapeutic approaches including CBT, Behavioural, Systemic and Parenting approaches are applied. She can also conduct psychometric testing. She has a collaborative approach. Nina is a parent of five children (who are far from perfect!) and she believes a little humour and self-kindness go along way.
Nina has contributed to research and lectured at London Universities, she has presented at national conferences and in the House of Lords.
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.
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.
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 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), incorporated within a systemic framework.
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 their presenting issues and develop their capacity to face life challenges. She approaches her work with compassion and creativity, using a variety of experiential and play based exercises. Thea believes in working collaboratively with parents, teachers and allied health professionals to create supportive environments for wellbeing.
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.
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.
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.
M.ClinPsych, BA (Hons)
Velda is a clinical psychologist who graduated from the University of Queensland. She had more than 10 years of clinical experience working in the public healthcare sector before joining private practice. Velda offers individual psychotherapy, psychological or diagnostic assessments, and clinical supervision.
Velda is highly experienced in helping adults with complex and chronic psychological or psychiatric disorders. Her areas of expertise include depressive and anxiety disorders, personality or relational difficulties, trauma, stress management, grief and other health-related difficulties such as insomnia and weight management. In 2014, Velda was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Fellowship funded by MOH. She spent 3 months in the United Kingdom training and working alongside individuals with complex needs.
Velda uses different approaches of psychotherapy to help alleviate one’s emotional pain and struggles or to attain psychological well-being. She focuses on understanding the client, provides an individualised treatment plan and synergises evidence-based knowledge with compassion and sound clinical judgment to achieve successful outcomes. Velda conducts psychological and diagnostic assessments including Personality, Intelligence and Dementia Assessment.
Velda offers individual clinical supervision. She has taught, supervised and mentored junior psychologists, postgraduate clinical psychology interns and trainee doctors in psychiatry. Velda is a Full Member, Registered Psychologist and Approved Supervisor with the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS). She was a Faculty member of the National Healthcare Group (NHG) Psychiatry Residency Program for eight years. Currently, she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with NUS, Department of Psychology. Velda offers career talks and talks on various mental health care issues to schools and organisations. She also enjoys writing and has contributed to articles for local magazines.
Postgraduate in Counselling (MBACP), Foundation in Gestalt Therapy, Certificate in Ruella Franck’s 'Body Work and Trauma', Certificate in ADVP- Vocational Guidance and Career Counselling, Certificate in Infant Observation Neuroscience Seminars, Foundation in Art Therapy
Member of British Association for Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BACP)
Member of French Federation des Arts Therapeutes (FFAT)
Saveria is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, offering therapies to children, adults and adolescents, in English, Spanish and French.
She is an accredited member of the British Association for Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BACP), the French Federation des Arts Therapeutes (FFAT), and is a collaborative artist with ArtTherapy4All which raises awareness about the use of the art in healing. She has an MBA from Edhec (France) and a Post Graduate in Counselling from P2Be/UEL (UK).
Saveria has worked in Singapore, the UK, France, and the USA. She has ten years experience practising as a psychotherapist and counsellor in a wide range of settings: educational institutions, art therapy centres, psychological crisis intervention units, and corporate organisations. She has worked across ages and across multicultural and multiethnic individuals and groups. Before becoming a counsellor, she worked in the corporate world for ten years. She understands the dynamics of coping with stress management, career transitions, burn-out, aligning personal with professional goals. She grew up in France and the USA and is familiar with issues of third culture identity.
She adopts an integrative approach, tailoring her work according to each client's unique self and needs, with a particular focus on the quality of the therapeutic alliance with them. Her work allows you to go into depth and normally entails regular consultations. She believes that psychotherapy is very useful and can make a fundamental difference to the well-being of people.
She has worked with issues associated with insecurity, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress, children, relationships, sex and sexuality, gender, abuse, anger, trauma, bereavement, addictions, eating disorders, cultural and family problems, work-related problems, and redundancy.
Clinical Member SAC
SAC Registered Counsellor, Reg CLR
SAC Registered Supervisor, RegClinSup
MSc (Psy), BSc (Comp Sc)
Soh Hiang is a registered counsellor and supervisor with SAC (Singapore Association for Counselling).
She comes with 15 years of counselling experience, majoring in marriage and family counselling. Besides a Masters in Psychology, she is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Approach and also has a certification in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy. She has also completed Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1 and 2, Emotion-Focused Therapy Level 1 to 4 and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Level 1. Her diverse exposure also includes Gestalt and Systemic approach. She follows an integrative approach and recognizes a human being as an integrated whole.
Having used Prepare-Enrich assessment with many couples, she has been accorded Seminar Director (trainer) for Prepare-Enrich (an assessment and counselling tool for preparing couples for marriage and for enriching marriages). She has also championed marriage mentoring and has compiled a program for that purpose. To address the specific issue of Extra-Marital Affair (EMA) and recovery, she has also been trained in Torn Asunder and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EMA).
Formerly a work-life consultant and a wellness coach for multinational companies, Soh Hiang has counselled many expatriates. Having worked in India and China, she has personal experience of transitioning into new cultures and working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Besides counselling, she has conducted many talks and workshops on youth, marriage and family, parenting, relationship matters and other psycho-social topics.
Her passion for counselling makes her a continual learner so as to connect deeply with herself and her clients to empower them to understand and handle their relationships in more effective ways.
MSW (Masters in Social Welfare)
Licensed Masters of Social Work and Counseling
Meesha holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Social Welfare from Stony Brook University, USA. Holding degrees in Political Science and Social Welfare has helped Meesha gain a better understanding of people and society. She is also currently pursuing her PhD in Social Work focusing on Socio-Ecological Theory, which is the study of the interaction of personal and environmental factors that determines an individual’s behaviour towards society.
Meesha grew up in the United States and has recently moved to Singapore. She is Asian-American and understands the challenges of assimilating into a new country, and knows the struggles of being away from one's social network, difficulties with transition and acclimation to a new environment.
Meesha is a licensed therapist and has worked in an outpatient mental health facility and various non-profit organizations in the United States. She has over 12 years experience working with adults and adolescents with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, various psychiatric illnesses and personality disorders. She also has over 3 years experience with clinical assessments, assessment-based treatment planning, including diagnosis, crisis interventions, individualized action plans and reviews, and individual, couple and group counselling.
Meesha has worked with couples using insight-gaining therapy such as attachment-based and behavioural marriage therapy, and communication coaching.
Meesha uses various theoretical perspectives in counselling including techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Gestalt Therapy. She aims to empower her clients through gaining insight, awareness and understanding to help alleviate symptoms, manage stressors and enhance relationships.