Eve is a graduate of University of London’s acclaimed Goldsmiths College and a contributing professional in the field of Art Therapy. She is registered with the Health Care Profession Council of United Kingdom (HCPC) and a professional member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). Eve also sits on the Art Therapists Association of Singapore (ATAS) committee board.
Formerly trained in early childhood education, Eve began her career teaching children of different ages in both public and private schools under the Ministry of Education. It was during this time that Eve developed several children’s art programs for learning centres in Singapore with the primary focus of cultivating and enhancing children’s social and emotional well-being through the experience and appreciation of art. Her extensive experience has also allowed her to contribute articles for Livewell Baby magazine focusing on child and neonatal care.
With 10 years of experience working with children, Eve discovered that art is an excellent medium for individuals to emotionally and physically express themselves when verbal skills cannot. In 2014, Eve introduced and set up art therapy at the Orthodox Jewish adult day centre Kisharon where she worked with adult males with various learning disabilities. During her time at this London-based facility, Eve provided individual and group art therapy sessions to clients ranging from twenty to fifty years of age.
In London, she was also part of a multi-disciplinary therapy team within a mainstream primary school and served children from diverse ethnicities; many of them diagnosed with behavioural patterns stemming from traumatising events in their childhood such as abuse or stress. As a key member of this team, Eve worked alongside other therapists and psychologists to provide the best treatment and intervention for the children and their families to help the children better integrate themselves within the school and environment.
Having a great passion for children, Eve also worked with young, pre and postoperative patients residing at the renowned Ronald McDonald House organisation in Toronto, Canada and she is currently involved in projects improving the education and well-being of underprivileged children living in rural areas of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Some of her involvements include the mural and compound design of an eco-village school as well as setting up an inclusive childcare program to promote basic education for the children. Having lived abroad in Thailand, the United Kingdom and Canada, Eve is also culturally aware of the transitional difficulties clients may experience from regional displacement.
In the recent years, Eve has spent a couple of years working as part of the Mood Disorder Unit Team at the Institute of Mental Health which specialised in the treatment of mood disorders in both inpatient and outpatient setting. She believes that art psychotherapy is a positive and healing medium and everybody – regardless of age, race, religion or creed – should not be deprived of this.