Yuyun holds a Masters in Counselling and Postgraduate diploma in Psychology from Murdoch University, Australia as well as BA Psychology and Humanities from Monash University, Singapore. Professionally, Yuyun holds full clinical membership of PACFA, the national peak board for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Australia. She is also a clinical member with Singapore Association of Counsellors (SAC) and certified Level 4 Master Practitioner with Association of Psychotherapy & Counsellors, Singapore (APACS). Yuyun is also a trained collaborative practitioner with the International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners.
With over 12 years working in hospitals (KKH, IMH) and in non-profit sectors in Singapore and in Perth, Yuyun has worked extensively with children, families and adults in specialised areas of family separation (and relationships), mental health, trauma, domestic violence, grief, addictions and LGBTQI issues. Humbled by her clients’ stories of resilience, Yuyun takes a person-centred and holistic approach in working with her clients. As a child-centred practitioner, Yuyun firmly believes in the need in empowering her client's voice and has participated in family dispute resolution meetings to advocate for children. Yuyun has trained and uses a range of evidence-based techniques and expressive therapies to support clients where they are at. Aside from providing individually tailored interventions for clients, Yuyun also loves conducting groups and has conducted group therapy for children, parents and adults. Yuyun has shared her clinical knowledge through public forums, polytechnics and most recently, spoke at national conferences in Australia in applying collaborative and systemic approach in working with children. She has also conducted public education workshops to support the community needs.
John holds a graduate certificate in clinical supervision from Swinburne University of Technology, a Masters of Counselling from University of Queensland University from Australia as well as a Bachelor of Science from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom.
John is a seasoned practitioner and engages in relational, strength-based and evidence-based approaches to support the clients he serves. Having spent over 14 years as a clinician in hospitals and non-profit sectors, John is skilled in treating adolescents, adults, couples and families with varied issues such as addiction, anxiety, depression, LGBTQI, marriage, adjustment and grief. John believes that in the influence of connections and relationships and has supported his clients in their search for meaning. John is also a certified addictions specialist (gaming, substance, sex, gambling), certified domestic violence counsellor and is highly skilled in supporting clients through relationship and marriage counselling. John takes a holistic approach in guiding all his clients through individual and group counselling. He also uses his skills and knowledge in conducting workshops, public education programs and trainings for professionals. He also mentors students through professional clinical development as a certified clinical supervisior.
As a registered psychologist, Dr Lawrence has over a decade of clinical experience with National Addictions Management Service (NAMS) at the Institute of Mental Health, where he led the department’s gambling treatment services and support-ed practitioners in that area. He also conducted public talks and trainings for professionals. In spite of suffering a stroke 3 years ago, Dr Lawrence has made a tremendously amazing recovery and continues to practise as a senior psychologist with adolescents and adults presenting with anxiety, depressive and addictive disorders.
Dr Lawrence’s specializations include the treatment of addictive (substance, behavioral) and comorbid disorders and is passionate about using both individual and group psychotherapy as his treatment modality. He is also a certified supervisor and was awarded an NHG teaching award as well as a training scholarship with Problem Gambling Services, State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health United States where he furthered his clinical expertise in gambling treatment. Dr Lawrence continues to mentor students and is an accredited supervisor with APSAC and Singapore Psychological Society.
Sanly is passionate about empowering children with diverse range of abilities. Armed with a psychology degree, Sanly also has a diploma in special education (learning and behavioural) from NIE before completing a literacy education training with Dyslexia Association of Singapore to further support her students’ learning. Sanly has spent about 8 years working in the social services sector and as a special needs educator in a mainstream school supporting children overcome learning needs through developmentally tailored interventions. Sanly believes that no one child is the same and is well trained to support children with varying behavioral and learning needs. She continues to share her passion through talks and in volunteering with various organisations.
As a member of the British Psychological Society and Singapore Psychological Society, Phyllis graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laud) in Psychology and a Masters in Psychological and Neuroscience. Phyllis is passionate about helping people come to terms with their issues and get better. Professionally trained in administering assessments and delivering intervention to clients, Phyllis is wholistic in her approach and has the expertise and training to address challenges relating to a variety of psychological and emotional issues including stress, addictions and strained family relationships and to help clients develop adaptive strategies to enhance their well being.
Sally graduated from Swinburne University of Technology in 2012 with a Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling). Prior to joining the social service industry in 2013, Sally worked in the legal sector. She is passionate in working with youths, which prompted her in making a career change as a full-time counsellor. She firmly believes that every individual has strengths and potential within us that will see us through different seasons of life. It is a privilege to journey together with her clients, to empower them and as they uncover their strengths, resources and potential. Sally has worked closely with youths and their families through counselling and family life education programs. She regularly facilitated groupwork for parents, youths in counselling and school setting. In addition to youth work, Sally worked with young couples in marriage preparation programs and individuals who faced interpersonal related issues.
Rachel values helping strengthening people in becoming ‘unstuck’ from their pain points, with the focus on areas including emotional mental health, family and domestic violence, anger management, family reunification, relationship challenges and parenting. Using a holistic approach, Rachel draws her skills from working in the Australian Community Sector for 20 years, in areas including Education, Judicial, Child Protection, Separation and Behavior Change, Relationship Education and Therapy.
Rachel holds a Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the Australian Institute of Professional Counselors, Master of Criminal Justice, and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. Informally, Rachel has been passionate about studying empowering language styles, to help understand the value of communicating in ways that enhance curiosity, reflection, understanding and connections in relationships.
Amelia joins Inside Out as co-drama facilitator for the Resilient Super Hero Program for children. Amelia has a Masters in Film Making from Beijing Film Academy and a Bachelor of Communications from Australia. Amelia's creative journey has taken her as Film/TV/video producer and assistant director, exploring the world through her lens while empowering voices through story telling via film shared over numerous platforms. Now based in Singapore and in addition to her film making, Amelia continues her passion in empowering creativity and encouraging children to dream and imagine, and have a voice and have fun while learning through experiential role plays, in turn building resilience in children. Amelia brings her inventiveness to the team, and co-creates surprising twists (and lessons) in the Superhero Resilient program.
You may also get to meet Ann, our very resilient administrative partner who holds the important role in ensuring that everything is organized and runs smoothly. Having spent 40 odd years in the government sector in the administrative and human resource sector, Ann plays a supportive and crucial role in attending to frontline queries, ensuring effective management processes as well as support therapists with session preparation.