Psychologists / Counsellors 


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Hernie Khames-Martin

Professional Counsellor 
Expressive Therapist
Certified Mindfulness Teacher & Coach (CMT-P)


Languages for Counselling:  

English, Malay, Bahasa Indonesia

Types of Services:

Individuals | Couples Children | Teens

Families | Groups

  • Face to face
  • video
  • phone
  • email
  • home
"It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love."
- John Lenon

Hernie got a master's degree in counselling in 2011 and has over a decade of counselling experience. She is also a certified visual arts teacher with over two decades of teaching experience. Her path to counselling began during her early years in education and her global travels.


International living deprived her of that 'grounding' provided by home and community. She recognised the value of 'self-care' early in her life overseas. It aided her in understanding and minimising the stress associated with new places and countries. Hernie's desire to help others become more conscious of their emotional condition, tension and anxiety stem from these challenges while learning and living abroad. Hernie has professional experience with individuals and groups in most facets of treatment therapy. She has worked with children and teens from both local and international schools and has completed integrated training on "Children-at-Risk."


Hernie is a highly creative individual who works with many art forms. She is a certified mindfulness teacher who helps her clients manage anxiety, stress, and depression by utilising coping breathing space and body scan strategies. Hernie uses her visual arts background and studies in art therapy to help support her counselling methodologies. She creates art as a form of self-care and has had numerous exhibitions in Singapore, Australia, and Italy. 


Hernie is currently enrolled in a doctorate program in Consciousness Studies.

Educational qualifications

  • Doctorate in Consciousness Studies (completing in 2026)

  • Master of Counselling 

  • Master of Visual Arts

  • Bachelor of Visual Arts

  • Diploma of Teaching in Art Education 

  • Diploma in Art Therapy

  • Diploma in Interior Design

  • Certified Mindfulness Teacher and Coach (CMT-P)



  • Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC)

  • Australian Counselling Association (ACA)

  • New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association 

Reviews for Hernie 

Hernie has been my daughter’s therapist for almost a year now. We came to her at a tough time in our child’s life. From the beginning, Hernie was warm and empathetic, immediately putting us, the parents, at ease. We knew immediately after the parent’s session that she would be a good fit for our child. And subsequent sessions reinforced that initial impression. Hernie uses a variety of art activities to help my daughter communicate her thoughts and feelings. She looks forward to her sessions with Hernie every week and considers her a source of friendship and calm in her life. As a family, we are fortunate to have found Hernie.


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