DIAN KARNINA 

MBPsS, Master of Arts in Psychology, Advanced Diploma (Counselling Psychology), BSc (Psychology with Counselling), Graduate member of BPS, Level 3 Member of Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore (APACS)

Fee: S$165 per session

Languages spoken: English, Bahasa Indonesian

Blogs: Person centred caregiving, Movie Review: The Father

Dian is an inclusive & LGBTQ+-affirming therapist based in Singapore. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Greenwich University, and completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology in the Netherlands. Dian is an Indonesian national who has lived in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Malaysia, and Singapore, and is familiar with challenges one might experience during changes and transitions to a new location.

She practices Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, and is passionate about using a person-centred approach to work with her clients’ innate strength and resources in navigating new or difficult circumstances. Dian offers therapy services to adolescents and adults in the areas of understanding emotion, unhealthy patterns, anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, adjustment to life changes (e.g. retirement, grief, etc), difficulties relating to sexuality and gender identity, & caregiving-related concerns. Her background in the corporate sector (advertising, marketing research) also allows her to understand and empathize with the challenges presented by the fast-paced and demanding nature of the working world in Singapore.

Having worked for several years in the social service sector in Singapore, Dian has been highly supportive of the older adults/ elderly, including those with dementia. She has received intermediate training on dementia from Community Psychogeriatric Programme by Changi General Hospital and is a strong advocate for quality of life and mental wellbeing for all ages. Her past public sharing and engagements include:

• Singapore Mental Health Film Festival

• Public Health & Occupational Medicine Conference

• Enabling Festival

• Singapore Mental Health Film Festival

• Alzheimer's Disease International

Dian is a full member of the Singapore Psychological Society, member of the British Psychological Society and Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore.