Counsellor, Master in Counselling, BA Hons (Psych)

With a Masters in Counsellingand a Bachelors degree in Psychology, Kar Heng, trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Gottman Method for Couples Therapy (Level 1), embraces diversity, and aims to provide a safe space and targeted treatment for his clients with the goal to support them through their life challenges to achieve optimal wellbeing.

He has extensive experience working with youths facing adversity. He has also worked with HIV adult patients and their families, the LGBTQ community, and at-risk-youth groups through his volunteering experience in Malaysia. His focus lies in working with individuals who are affected by trauma, emotional and psychological discomfort, attachment, existential, and end-of-life issues.

Being passionate about his profession, understanding the relevance of continuing professional development for a clinician – in line with Elephant’s values – he is always eager to embark on further professional learning to better assist and empower his clients, and has recently successfully completed his Masters in Counselling with Monash University, being supervised and supported by his Australian clinical supervisor from Monash University as well as from the founder of Elephant, Adriana Giotta, and Elephant’s team of senior clinicians. He is now looking to develop further with training in specific modalities.

During his free time, Kar Heng enjoys reading. He is passionate about psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory, and art therapy. Kar Heng speaks English, Mandarin and Malay.

Areas of Speciality & Demographic 

  • Adolescent 
  • Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Depression
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder 
  • Trauma