A warm welcome to SP counselling. We are committed to improving the community's understanding of mental health while providing education and help to individuals.
In SP, we care about your well-being. As you journey through the ups and downs in SP, the SP Counselling Team is here to lend a listening ear when you need one.
What is counselling like?
Counselling in SP:
- Gives you a safe time and place to talk to someone who wont't judge you
- Helps you make sense of things and understand yourself better
- Helps you resolve complicated feelings, or find ways to live with them
- Helps you recognise unhelpful patterns in the way you think or act, and find ways to change them (if you want to)
- Aims to help you improve your well-being
What are the services provided?
- One to one counselling
- Group Counselling
- Referrals to external services such as CHAT, hospitals when needed
- Workshops with topics that improve well-being such as stress management
What kinds of concerns do students seek counselling for?
Students come to counselling for a wide range of reasons. Some of the more common issues would include mental health, academic stress, relationship, and family problems, anxiety, body image issues, compulsions, and obsessions. But no matter the issue, we are here for you!
Can I walk in without booking an appointment?
It is best to make an appointment. Appointment can be done via e-services/SP App. Look under “counselling and Mentoring and click “request for counselling”. Alternatively, you can click on the "Book Now" button which will take you to the page to request counselling. If you are currently having any of the signs and symptoms, you can just walk into the centre and request a counsellor.
- Having suicidal or self-harming thoughts
- Dealing with panic attacks
- Dealing with death or severe harm to family or peers
- Traumatised or disorientated from a recent event (eg. sexual or physical violence, accidents, news of a serious medical condition)
Are there online counselling sessions available?
Yes, apart from face-to-face sessions, we also hold sessions via video calls, chat, and emails. Depending on the individual's preference.
How much does the counselling session cost?
Counselling sessions are free of charge.
Will my counselling sessions be kept confidential?
Our counsellors abide by a strict confidentiality policy. This creates a safe space where you can share openly. However, there are exceptions when there are indications of a threat to life or court order.
This section will be updated upon event confirmation. Stay tuned!
Meet the Counsellors
||Chloe firmly believes every young person has the potential to flourish in school and in life. Currently the manager of the counselling team, she works closely with the other counsellors to provide safe and nurturing counselling environments
for students. While pursuing her Masters in Counselling, she developed a fascination with the mind-body connection, something which she applies in counselling and in her personal life. When she’s not at work, Chloe loves cycling
and is immediately happy when she gets on 2 wheels.
||After graduating with a diploma in Mass Communication, Dustin got lost in the jungles of National Service and eventually found his way out in life and his calling as a counsellor. He took a Master Degree in Social Science (Counselling) and
has not looked back since. He remembers his youth as being the best and worst time of life and desires to help youths today through building meaningful relationships. In his spare time, Dustin enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, drums and
watching One Punch Man and Naruto with his young daughter and son.
||Sally strongly believes that every individual has strengths and potential within us that will see us through different seasons of life. She is passionate about working with youths and young adults. This prompted her in making a career change
as a counsellor after she completed her Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling). Sally enjoys cooking, baking, spending time at the park and munching a bag of chips while on Netflix and Viu.
||Xiaohui has always had a fondness for stories. Majoring in English Literature deepened her belief that each person has a story and a voice and is worthy to be listened to. That led her towards a Master of Arts in Counselling and seek work
with youths which supports them in their personal growth. In her personal time, Xiaohui enjoys taking walks in nature, throwing (and trying to catch) frisbees, and open-air concerts.