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The New Paper contacted the Singapore Counselling Centre for commentary on the case of school boys who were caught taking upskirt photos of their teachers. Dr. John shares his thoughts about filing a police report in such cases. Read the full article by The New Paper here.

Dr John Lim, director of the Singapore Counselling Centre, said a police report ought to be made when a person’s modesty is violated, even when the alleged offenders are young.

“This is to let the offenders know it is seriously wrong and a criminal offence, which will in turn send a message that there are boundaries that cannot be crossed, regardless of age,” he said.

The consequences of not filing a police report could increase the likelihood of the culprit reoffending, while the victim could suffer from a sense of injustice, he said.

Dr. John, President of the Singapore Counselling Centre, was invited to The 5 Show hosted by Yasmine and Enlai. Dr. John, together with Mr Brown and Elvin Ng, shared with us on how we can identify issues pertaining to anger and how we are able to seek help. The issue of Asian family discipline, as defined as “tough love” was elaborated further so to avoid parent fall into the trap of being abusive. Anyone who would like to mediate the “angry parent-child relationship”, are encouraged to intervene in a tactful manner.

Dr. John, President of the Singapore Counselling Centre, was  invited to Channel News Asia to share with us on the issue of gambling. Gambling has become an alarming matter that needs our critical attention. Pathological or social gamblers might not be aware that their gambling behaviours are out of control and can disrupt their normal daily life functioning. If one’s behaviour is not treated appropriately, it might bring traumatic consequences to the person as well as to the family. Let us hear from Dr. John on the issue of gambling.

Dr. John was invited to Channel News Asia to share with us on the issue of anger. Anger is the normal emotional reaction to the perceived unpleasant issue. Nonetheless, if the anger is beyond a person’s control that could lead to intermittent explosive disorder (IED). A person with IED may involve in some forms of life-threatening behaviours such as hurting others, and breaking or damaging objects. Keeping a journal is an effective reflective technique that allows the person to introspect, monitor and manage the anger.

Dr. Grace Li, Senior Counsellor, was invited to Channel 8’s 狮城有约:十分访谈 to give her commentary and insights about anger management and sexual curiosity amongst youths, and how parents can instill the appropriate values to guide their children.