Sylvia Sivanesan
BPsy, MSocSc
Relationship Counsellor/ Clinical Supervisor
Premium Member of Holistic Therapists Australia

Since 2006, Sylvia has been working with clients, community-based practitioners, and organizations
in various settings such as private practice, government agencies, and community-based family
services in both Singapore and Australia. Her dedicated work has centered around restoring hope,
building resilience, and empowering clients to take charge of their lives. Sylvia’s expertise lies in helping individuals, couples, and families overcome relationship challenges.

With a wealth of experience in supporting adults from diverse backgrounds, Sylvia creates a safe and
accepting space for clients to develop meaningful connections. She specialises in working with adult
clients who have faced adverse childhood experiences that affect their relationships in adulthood,
providing guidance and support for healing and growth.

In the last 10 years, Sylvia has also served in leadership roles in not-for-profit community-based
therapeutic services, and provided clinical supervision, training and mentoring of therapists and
social workers in the areas of community mental health, addiction and family violence.


  • Relationship and Couples Counselling
  • Clinical Supervision



  • Master of Social Sciences (Counselling)
  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • EMDR Levels 1 & 2
  • Certification in Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Level 2 – Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy: Working with Couples
  • Level 3 – Healing from Trauma using Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision within an Attachment Theory Framework



Therapy for adults

  • Couple’s counselling 
  • Cross-cultural and interfaith relationships
  • Healing and growth from childhood trauma
  • Divorce and separation
  • Healing from past relationships
  • Gender and sexual identity, and orientation affirming
  • Integrating personal spiritual belief in therapy


  • Trauma-responsive leadership
  • Clinical supervision for community-based practitioners
  • Developing the professional self
  • Healing for the wounded healer

Community-based services development

  • Planning and development of community-based therapeutic practice
  • Implementation of trauma-informed care for teams and organisations


Our Address:

North Bridge Centre 420 North Bridge Road #06-29 S(188727)

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