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 won'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.
||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.
||Phyllis possesses a strong conviction in helping others elevate themselves and their wellbeing through various psychological therapies. With a Masters in Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health, she endeavours to help others navigate
the complexities of mental wellbeing for every situation. In her personal time, Phyllis unwinds with a good book every now and again, while refining her culinary skills whenever possible.
||Trish strongly believes that we have the potential to see better days and to make healthy changes in ourselves. We can work together, take baby steps towards reaching one’s goals and celebrate each milestone because every effort counts.
She pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Counselling to expound on her passion in nurturing, enriching lives and helping others around her. Trish finds joy and peace in painting, being around nature and indulging
||Humbled by her clients’ stories of resilience, Yuyun takes a person-centred and holistic approach in working with her clients. With a Masters of counselling and a background in Psychology, Yuyun is experienced in the areas of trauma,
addiction and relationships. Yuyun believes in empowering voices of individuals and in supporting each person to reach his or her fullest potential. She works 2 days in SP and practises elsewhere on other days. When not at work, Yuyun
loves a good trek, try a new cafe or watch Korean drama.
|Lee Ee Tat
||With almost 30 years of counselling experience in SP, Ee Tat is a veteran in the profession and in life. He is with SP up to 3 days a week. In his free time, he disappears into nature.