MSoc Sc (Counselling), Grad Dip (Soc Wk), BADA (Hons)
Anna Hamilton is a South African who has lived in Singapore for over eighteen years. She is a member of the Singaporean Association of Social Workers, and has twelve years experience in social work and counselling in Singapore. She did her undergraduate studies in South Africa, her Graduate Studies in Social Work at the National University of Singapore, and obtained her Masters in Counselling from the University of South Australia. She therefore brings a mix of cultural knowledge and theories to her work with all her clients, no matter what their nationality.
She approaches the counselling relationship from the social work paradigm that frequently a client’s issues stem from both internal struggles and external challenges. Anna will work with the client to understand both his/her past, as well the current influences that are preventing the client from leading a full and contented life. Her main theoretical framework is that of a person-centred counsellor – she believes that the client has all the answers within him/herself, and she will provide the safe, non-judgmental space, support and tools for the client to return to their state of well being.
Anna has worked in both private practice and at an International school, and therefore has a particular interest in supporting children and teenagers. She has training in Social Thinking which is very useful in work with younger children. She has also undergone the ASIST Suicide Prevention training, and is also completing in-depth training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.
Anna provides counselling to children, teenagers, adults, parents and families.