Our Practitioners

Here at the Singapore Counselling Centre (SCC), we are committed to providing a high quality of care and professional service within a welcoming, tranquil and respectful environment. Practitioners at SCC are experienced and qualified professionals, and all consultations are held in the strictest confidence.

Here are our qualified and trained practitioners:

Jane Eirene Santos-Kwok

Ms. Jane holds a Master’s Degree in Family Psychology and Counselling. She graduated with Distinction at St. Scholastica’s College Manila Philippines.

After graduating with her Master’s Degree she became a part-time lecturer at St. Scholastica’s College Manila. She taught subject such as Psychology of Learning and Psychological Testing to college students. While being a part-time lecturer she also worked as a Head Life Coach/ Counsellor at Reedley International School back in Manila. She spearheaded many campaigns of the school such as Anti-Bullying, Career Guidance, Teen Sexuality and Substance Abuse Prevention Campaigns among high-school students.

Ms. Jane also has conducted different workshops and trainings even as a graduate student. She conducted workshops on Bullying and Teen Sexuality in various schools around the Philippines both privately and publicly. Her workshops are not only for students but also for teachers and parents.

She is also a member of the Philippine Guidance and Counselling Association. Her passion in teaching and counselling especially among youth makes her proud to be part of the ACC School of Counselling and Psychology.

Ms Jane is a part time lecturer with the ACC School of Counselling and Psychology. Ms. Jane teaches the Specialist Diploma in Counselling Psycholgy, the Specialist Diploma in Youth Counselling And Management and the Specialist Diploma in Applied Psychology. Many clients have benefited from the Counselling Services provided by Ms. Jane.

Li Hai Ning, Grace  (李海宁)

Dr. Li Hai Ning Grace, holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology & Doctor of Applied Psychology from Beijing Normal University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China. She has more than 10 years of working experience .

She is the first cohort to graduate from China Shaanxi Da Kang Psychology Consulting & Psychotherapy Training College. In the year 2001, she was awarded a Practice Psychology Qualification Certificate from China Shaanxi Province Labour Department. In the year 2002, she co-established an On-Line Hospital Psychology Consulting Physiotherapy Centre in China. She has worked in Singapore Adam Road Hospital and has conducted counselling in Mandarin. She also holds a Certificate of “A Practice Psychology Qualification” from China, a Qualification of Psychological measurement form Institute of Psychology, CAS. She is a certified facilitator for the Prepare-Enrich programme for premarital counselling, marriage preparation, marriage counselling and marriage enrichment.

Dr. Li is a senior counsellor with Singapore Counselling Centre; a part time Senior lecturer with ACC School of Counselling and Psychology. She teaches the Specialist Diploma In Counselling Psychology (in Mandarin), the Specialist Diploma In Youth Management And Counselling (in Mandarin), the Specialist Diploma In Relationship and Marital Counselling and the Specialist Diploma in Counselling Addiction – Gambling (in Mandarin). She also is the Programme Mentor for these Mandarin courses. She has received many positive responses from her clients.

With her experiences & knowledge she has conducted & organized Workshops such as Basic Counselling & Psychology, Addiction-Gambling, Youth Management and various workshop for difference Schools and Organizations!

Dr. Li was also featured for her expertise & knowledge on ZaoBao Newspaper, Radio Stations such as FM95.8, FM102.3,FM106.5 and appeared on Channel “U”.

Dr Li is a part time lecturer with ACC. She teaches the Specialist Diploma In Counselling Psychology (in Mandarin), the Specialist Diploma In Youth Management And Counselling (in Mandarin), the Specialist Diploma in Counselling Addiction – Gambling (in Mandarin) and the Specialist Diploma in Relationship and Marital Counselling. She is also the Programme Mentor for these Mandarin courses.

Mary Baker

Mary Baker holds a Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling with Distinctions from Swinburne University in Australia, a Specialist Diploma in Counselling Psychology with Distinctions from the Academy of Certified Counsellors in Singapore and a Master of Arts in Education and Development from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom.

Mary sees counselling as a special calling.  She has journeyed with numerous people facing many wide-ranging issues – from weakening, life-threatening to terminal illnesses (such as cancer, heart attack, stroke), pain management and death as well as trauma, depression, stress, anxiety to personal, family and work-related issues, among others. Believing in the innate capacity of every person to grow, Mary has successfully helped many to renew, heal and move on with their lives.

Employing the Rogerian Person-Centred Philosophy, Mary sees Counselling as a Life-Changing Process, where the Counsellor holistically facilitates the Clients’ Personal Journey of Exploration, Self-Awareness and Decision to become free and responsible for choosing their way of life and destiny.  Her Unique Clinical Counselling Approach holistically challenges clients to look at the choices available, accept responsibility for choosing them and redesign their lives.

Using the conceptual propositions of the Person-Centred Philosophy and based on the Specific Need of Clients, Mary weaves in Psychoanalysis, Redecision Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy, Relaxation and Mindfulness with Positive Affirmations in her Clinical Counselling Practice to facilitate Wholeness and Healing.

Beena Rajendran (Mrs. Raj)

Mrs Rajendran holds a Master Degree in Counselling awarded by Monash University, Australia and a Graduate Certificate in Counselling from Victoria University, Australia. She has an MBA from the University of Dubuque, USA and a BSc from the National University of Singapore. She is a certified career development facilitator and industry trainer.

Having been a HR practitioner for more than fifteen years, Mrs Rajendran has been counselling employees on issues such as stress, family and work issues, interpersonal relationship challenges and financial challenges. Since 2008, she has also been counselling youth and young adults in many areas to help them lead holistic and fulfilling lives. Her empathetic approach and genuine desire to help others lead purposeful and happy lives is evident in all her interactions.

She is a strong advocate of learning and continuous improvement. She deeply believes and practices reflection and mindfulness as ways to achieve inner peace and fulfilment. She is an associate counsellor with ACC.

Goh Chiou Yun, Carol

Ms Carol graduated from the National University of Singapore in BSc and pursued her Masters in Social Science (Counselling) with University of South Australia in 2005. She has more than 10 years of counselling experience and is married with 3 girls.

She worked in the corporate world mining research data and analysing and understanding consumer behaviour till 2005 where she started her private practice as a psychotherapist. She was an adjunct lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic from year 2008 – 2010. In addition to her private practice she is also associate counsellors at a local polytechnic and a local art school. She also works with special needs youths with autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, etc…

Ms Carol regularly gives talks at tertiary institutions, secondary school, churches and also invited speaker at Family service centres. The topics range from mental health issues to parenting and self development. Her specialty is working with youths and young adults. She is trained as a psychotherapist to uncover past hurts that inhibit current functioning. She is a certified practitioner in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitizing Reprocessing), a technique effective in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and stress. In addition she also practises Gestalt which is effective in finding closure to issues faced by client.

Ms Carol is a part time lecturer with ACC. She teaches the Specialist Diploma in Counselling Psychology, the Specialist Diploma in Youth Counselling And Management, and the Specialist Diploma in Children and Youth Counselling And Management.

Jacqueline Luis

Ms Jacqueline received her Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling) from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. She also has a Diploma in Learning Disorders Management and Child Psychology and has completed her training in suicide first aid.

She worked in the corporate world before pursuing Psychotherapy. She has deep insights to help empower you to overcome the challenges in your life and become a fully functioning person.

She has a particular focus on grief and loss, self-actualisation, at-risk youth and relationship issues. She is an Associate Counsellor with Singapore Counselling Centre.

Tan Choon Hooi, Klein (Inactive)

Mr Tan holds a Master in Social Science (Counselling) from the University of South Australia. He is a license administrator for Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis (T-JTA) under Psychological Publication, Inc, a Behaviorist Consultant with DISC profiles under MTS-Asia, and also a certified administrator for 16 PF (16 Personality Factors level CF2 and HR2).

In the year 1999-2000, Mr Tan trained and supervised Pre-Marital Counsellors in conjunction with Family Life & Counselling Ministry (FLCM). He focused on counsellors’ developments, case management and train the trainers. He also supervised para-counsellors during the same period.

In the year 2004, Mr Tan worked closely with Academy of Certified Counsellors in providing supervision for students attached with various organisations such as social services, schools, prisons etc, focusing on counsellors’ development.

Mr Tan is a part time lecturer with ACC. Mr Tan also provided supervision to the social workers and counsellors of “We-Sharecare Society for Children and Youth” from 2004 to 2007. Mr Tan teaches the Specialist Diploma In Counselling Psychology, Specialist Diploma In Youth Counselling And Management, Specialist Diploma In Workplace Counselling and Specialist Diploma In Counselling Addiction – Gambling. Clients has benefited tremendously from the Counselling Sessions by Mr. Klein.

Katherine Foo Sin Yong

Mdm Katherine Foo Sin Yong is an Associate Counsellor with the Singapore Counselling Centre. She is a certified therapist in family and marriage counselling. Katherine holds a Masters course level certificate in the Graduate institute of Guidance and Counselling from National Chi Nan University, Taiwan, and also has an MBA from the University of South Australia.

A family counsellor for more than seven years, Mdm Katherine Foo practices at Aoxiang Counselling Service, helping youths and their parents and couples to make more effective choices, overcome challenges and rebuild stronger relationships. Besides providing counselling and conducting talks and workshops at community centres and schools, she also provides counselling for international students under MOE’s Counselling Program.

Her wish is to see families and marriages thrive and strengthen in today’s challenging times.

Angeline J

Ms. Angeline holds a Master Degree in Counselling awarded by Edith Cowan University, Australia. She is currently embarking on her DProf in Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies at the University of Chester (UK).

Angeline is also a clinical member of the Singapore Association for counsellors. Her experience in the Family Service Centre for 9 years has allowed her to work with varied levels in a family unit i.e. (children, youths, individuals, elderly and couples). Her deep love for counselling and her relentless desire to help individuals, empower children and youths and to impact families is evident in her empathetic and holistic counselling sessions.

Angeline has journeyed with many people on a wide range of issues from, recovery from extra marital affairs and rebuilding marriage, grief & loss, interpersonal issues, trauma, stress, mental health, suicidal and also mediations among others.

She is a strong believer that everyone has the innate ability to bring about a change in themselves and in others. Angeline firmly believes that with HOPE, FAITH and LOVE one is able to rebuild and renew one’s life.

Jonathan Lin

Mr. Jonathan holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling with Distinction from Monash University, Australia.

Upon his graduation, he is involved in school counseling by working with MOE schools, to conduct seminar talks, training, workshops and other student-centered projects such as character building and career guidance programmes to aid in their personal growth and development. He aims to empower and enrich lives by equipping individuals with self-coping skills and strategies through a holistic wellness approach.

Mr. Jonathan is currently a full-time lecturer at ACC school of Counseling and psychology. He teaches the Specialist Diploma in Couselling Psychology and the Specialist Diploma in Youth Counselling and Managment.

Joseph Rajagopal

Mr. Joseph holds a Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling from the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia and a Bachelor of Social Work from Singapore University of Social Sciences. He has 10 years of experience in counselling and has worked in numerous settings with clients from diversified backgrounds.

He has extensive experience working with children and youth who have experienced trauma and abuse. He has also done intensive work with individuals and families experiencing deep-rooted problems. He has attended clients facing multiple and complex issues related to trauma, child abuse, family violence, grief, depression, anxiety, social phobia, suicide ideation, self-harming behaviour, anger management, self-esteem, alcohol/drug addiction, marital/interpersonal issues, parenting/child management issues, teenage issues, and bullying.

He employs concepts from different schools of thought in the counselling arena and uses therapeutic techniques from Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Reality Therapy and Family Therapy in his counselling efforts. He also provides psycho-education for his clients to help them learn about the nature of their difficulties and how to manage them. His motto is:

“I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become”

Carl Jung – Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.