MSSc (Professional Counselling), BA (Hons) in Psychology, Attachment-focused EMDR Therapist, Registered Counsellor (SAC)
Fee: S$150 per session
Languages spoken: English, Mandarin and conversational Cantonese
Celestine has been working in the mental health and social service sector since 2013 and has experience in different settings including a local hospital, a community counselling centre as well as in local universities. Understanding that it is often not easy for individuals to reach out for support and share about their struggles, Celestine seeks to provide a safe, accepting, and compassionate space for clients. She also hopes to empower clients with the skills and resources to move towards a life of fulfilment even in the face of adversity. Celestine strongly believes that struggles are part of the human condition and that we can go on to lead purposeful lives and form meaningful relationships despite our painful past and experiences.
Drawing from her training and knowledge from various therapeutic approaches like Attachment-focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (AF-EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Celestine has worked extensively with individuals presenting with a variety of issues. She has supported clients struggling with depression, anxiety issues, trauma, grief, self-worth issues, difficult childhood experiences like abuse, substance use, self-harming behaviours and suicidal ideations. Celestine also has had the privilege of working with clients of different ages and backgrounds, including adolescents, young and older adults of numerous professions, pregnant women experiencing mental health issues as well as fellow helping professionals.
Passionate about suicide awareness and prevention work, Celestine became a certified safeTALK (suicide alertness training programme) trainer with LivingWorks Education in 2016 and has equipped many individuals with suicide alertness skills since. In addition, she has extensive experience conducting talks and trainings to the community on topics including mental health support, peer support, anxiety issues, stress management, time management and self-care.
Celestine obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from Nanyang Technological University and completed her Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling) with Swinburne University of Technology. She is a Registered Counsellor with the Singapore Association for Counselling.