I am a British Art Psychotherapist based in Singapore. I received my Masters in Art Psychotherapy (Distinction, Lasalle Scholarship for MA Studies) at LASALLE College of the Arts - validating partner, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. I also have a Masters in Fine Arts from The Slade School of Fine Art, where I was the recipient of the Euan Uglow Memorial Scholarship.
I work in a psychodynamic, relational and client-centred approach, and specialise in working with children and adolescents with a range of different profiles. This includes but is not limited to; learning differences and disabilities ranging from Autism to ADHD, physical disabilities, trauma, attachment disruptions, anxiety, stress, depression, social and relational issues, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
I run individual, closed group and community based open art psychotherapy sessions. I have facilitated various community and arts based projects in Singapore, working alongside organisations such as Very Special Arts.
I hold a professional membership and am a registered Art Psychotherapist with the Australian, New Zealand & Asian Creative Arts Therapy Association (ANZACATA) and the Art Therapist's Association Singapore (ATAS).
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilises art media and creative outlets as its primary mode of expression and communication, and is suitable for children, young people and adults.
Art therapy is provided individually or in groups, depending on a client's needs. It is not an art lesson, and the art created within the sessions is not used as diagnostic tool, but rather as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing or distressing for a client. Clients do not need to have any previous experience or expertise in art.
Art Therapy encompasses psychoanalysis, attachment-based psychotherapy, psycho-education, mindfulness and mentalization-based treatments. Within my thesis research, I explored the relationship between neuroscience and art psychotherapy, when working with children with early attachment trauma.
What is art therapy?
Aiding in emotional resilience
Increased insight and social skills
Aid in improving cognitive and sensorimotor functions
Exploring complex emotions (e.g. anxiety or trauma)
Improve symptoms of anxiety and depression
Aid in awareness of bodily responses to past traumas.
Aid in coping with a physical disability
Aid in coping with a learning disability or difference
11 Beach Road #03-01 Room: GH41
The clinic is located next door to Raffles Hotel which is easily accessible
by both car and public transport:
-Affordable parking at North Bridge Centre Carpark just next door.
-The closest MRT stations are Esplanade (Exit F) and City Hall.
-There is a bus station right outside for routes 10, 100, 175, 197, 57, 961.