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Christian Yan

Professional Counsellor 
Certified Physical Fitness Trainer

Languages for Counselling:  

English

Types of Services:

Individuals | Teens

  • Face to face
  • video
  • phone
  • email
  • home
“Integrating the world of physical fitness and mental fitness.

Christian started his career in the Singapore Armed Forces. After 6 years of service, he left the forces to start a career in the fitness industry as that has always been his passion. He has since worked in numerous fitness clubs over the last 20 years including clubs in Melbourne and Vietnam. He has grown in the industry to managing fitness clubs and training future fitness trainers. He realised in the course of his work that many of his clients had mental health needs. He decided to compliment his fitness and training skills with counselling and thus did his postgraduate in counselling psychology.

 

His first experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapy was in 2005, in Australia, where he worked as a Jail Warden in The Victorian Juvenile justice system. He worked with children from the age of 10 to 21 years of age and supported them with mental health challenges whenever he could. When he came back to Singapore, he continued with work with youth at risk and many others to help them find new perspectives in life. He balanced his approach on mental health with leading a healthy lifestyle. He is able to combine mental and physical health as an integrated service. 

 

Christian utilises Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to help clients understand how their mind works and how that impacts their behaviour. He also uses Person Centred Therapy (PCT) to act as a guide and source of support to help clients steer their ship towards a successful outcome. It is safe to say that most of his clients have moved on to live a mentally and physically healthy lives.

 

When Chris has some down time, he enjoys his ‘me’ time at the gym. He is also a licenced Skydiver and has over 400 jumps to his name. He enjoys archery and has competed at an amateur level. He still enjoys giving his time to volunteering with children and youth-at-risk and guiding them towards self-discovery. 

 

It’s easy to conclude that Christian has a very adventurous life experiences and he believes strongly in helping others lead a meaningful life. These experiences has pushed him to help others understand and learn more about themselves and the hidden talents within.

Educational qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counseling Psychology

  • Diploma in Counselling Psychology

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sport Science)

  • Sky Diving Certification

  • Personal Trainer Certification

  • Level 2 Security Certification

  • Crowd Control License

Membership 

  • Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC) (pending approval)

Reviews for Christian

Christian was helpful in getting me to focus on building my mental health... he added physical exercises to boost my mood and strength. I'm grateful I met him!

- Sue

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