Valerie is a trained counsellor/psychotherapist who draws from her years of experience in her previous work in both a residential children’s home and in a Family Service Centre (FSC) in Singapore. Valerie has vast experience in working with various groups of people – children and their families with abuse and trauma; individuals who are experiencing a variety of mental health conditions and trauma; and couples experiencing emotional and relational challenges.
She values the opportunity to come alongside individuals/couples in their journey through life’s stressors and struggles. Valerie is an empathetic, compassionate and warm psychotherapist who adopts a trauma-informed and person-centred approach in her work with children, youths and adults across a broad range of emotional, behavioural and relational issues. Valerie deeply values each individual’s unique strengths and actualizing potential, while validating the pain they are experiencing and believes that all individuals have the capacity within themselves to thrive and flourish. Valerie strives to create safety for clients as she conducts each session with understanding and empathy.
Valerie modifies her approaches based on each client’s unique presentation and needs and draws from her various therapeutic approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). She attunes to her client’s needs and draws from her experiences and therapeutic approaches in order to create safety for them to process and develop new meanings and narratives about their traumatic and difficult experiences.
Valerie holds a Masters in Professional Counselling from the Swinburne University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) from the Singapore Management University.
Valerie is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR; Level 3), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 2) and other forms of psychological therapies.
Valerie is a Registered Counsellor and Clinical Member of the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC).
- Burnout & stress management
- Relationship & interpersonal difficulties
- Grief and loss
- Child & adolescent issues (e.g., self-esteem, social skills, friendships, bullying)
Certifications and Accreditations
- Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling), Swinburne University of Technology
- Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), Singapore Management University
- Clinical Member, Singapore Association for Counsellors