MSocSc (Counselling), BBA (Com) Honours
Martine’s first degree is a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. She then decided to pursue her passion in Counselling and took up her Masters in Social Science (Counselling) degree from the University of South Australia. She is a Canadian but has lived in Singapore for over a decade. She has extensive experience working in the expatriate community, in multi-cultural settings and with a wide range of nationalities. She has a firm understanding of the challenges of expatriate parenting and living from both personal and professional experience. In addition, her corporate background enables her to identify with the life balance issues and stresses involved in a corporate environment.
Martine provides counselling to individual adults, couples and families for a broad range of issues.
With her advanced training (level 3 Training) in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, she is able to provide practical, research based skills to strengthen and repair marriages & relationships. From 30 years of research, the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy has created down-to-earth counselling for couples that emphazises a nuts and bolts approach to improving relationships. No other approach to couples education and therapy has relied on such intensive, detailed and long-term scientific studies of why marriages succeed or fail.
Areas of special interests to her include mid-life crisis, parenting issues, marital enhancement and new life roles. She has experience working with issues of addictions, violence and trauma.
She adopts an integrative approach to counselling, employing various techniques tailored to the client’s needs. She also incorporates non-verbal activities (e.g. sandplay and drawing) into the session to facilitate the therapeutic process.
Martine is fluent in English and French.