Master in Counselling, BA (Psych), EMDR

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin and conversational Malay

Fee: S$185 per session

Kar Heng is a practitioner with extensive therapy and counselling experience. He has a Master of Counselling and skilled in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Beck Institute), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, EMDR,Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Gottman Method for Couples Therapy (Level 1). He also has a Bachelor of Art in Psychology.

He experienced in handling cases of trauma, depression, stress, anxiety disorder, suicide, self-harm, family, relationship conflict, emotional and psychological discomfort, attachment existential and end of life issues. Kar Heng embraces diversity, he worked with HIV patients and their families, the LGBTQ community and at-risk-youth groups in regards to transition issue and sexual health during his volunteering experience in Malaysia. His clientele ranges from children to adult.

His clinical interest lies within the impact of adverse childhood experience and the attachment pattern that will affect the adulthood. Apart from evidence based approach in his toolbox, his practice is grounded by psychodynamic perspective. He integrated expressive art method in his session when is needed to facilitate the healing for his client. He is being 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.

During his free time, Kar Heng enjoys reading. He is passionate about psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory, and art therapy. He speaks English, Mandarin and Malay. In line with Elephant’s values, he is always passionate about continuing professional development for a clinician. He is now continuing his in depth training for specific modalities to work towards a full-fledged psychotherapist. Kar Heng sees client over the weekends to suit the busy schedules of clients and the demands.

Areas of Speciality & Demographic 

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