"You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up."
Shirley graduated from NUS Executive Master of Business Administration. She has over 15 years of corporate experience and has worked with diverse industries, including MNCs and Singapore SMEs. She has also ventured into China and conducted numerous seminars and talks in Chinese. With a genuine interest in knowing people and always desires to help and support them in whatever ways she can, she has embarked upon a journey into the world of psychology, which led to her Master of Counselling (Advance) to support and empower clients to live a more fulfilling life. She is also a registered Provisional Clinic Member (PCM) of the Singapore Association For Counselling (SAC).
As a counsellor, she has worked with people from all walks of life, including couples trapped in marital conflicts, individuals with depression and anxiety issues, parents struggling with children's upbringing, young adults with self-esteem challenges and working adults with work-related stress and burnout amongst others. She has helped them find a healthy perspective and gain a new lease on life by strengthening their mental health and quality of life.
Shirley employs a range of modalities in counselling, including TA (Transactional Analysis 人际关系分析学), CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy 行为认知疗法) and Mindfulness approach （正念思维). As a USA Certified TA Practitioner, she helps clients understand themselves better and deeper from their Life Positions, Ego States etc., aiming to gain insight into relationships with themselves and others. She also focuses on CBT approaches, providing tools for clients to understand the inter-relationship among their thoughts, emotions and behaviours, and uses mindfulness approaches to develop better self-awareness and enhance their ability to manage their life challenges. Many of her clients have shared that they have improved their mental health and relationships.
In her spare time, Shirley enjoys dancing and cycling. She also likes writing. Her article “Truth Behind Family Violence”, written from a psychological perspective, was published in Singapore Lian He Zao Bao (联合早报) on May 8, 2020. She is effective in counselling in both English and Mandarin. Shirley has been an active participant in community service since 1995, volunteering in the woman's prison, leadership organisation, and old folks' home, among others.
She considers herself lucky and blessed for having good exposure to different aspects of life. That has made her a more well-rounded person who sees things from different perspectives and adapts well when meeting people from all walks of life.
Shirley毕业于新加坡国立大学EMBA硕士学位， 拥有超过15年的工作经验，曾在跨国公司和新加坡中小企业任职，多次进入中国校园举办研讨会和讲座。自1995年来到新加坡以后，积极参与社区服务，她曾在樟宜女子监狱、Junior Chamber of Singapore（新加坡青年领袖组织）、All Saint Home（老人院）等多个地方做义工。她觉得自己很幸运，有机会接触社会的各个层面，体验了一把与众不同的人生。这也激发了她从不同的角度看问题，并从本质上认识到人们的内在需要。正是基于这种对人性认知的探索，让她开始了一段心理学的旅程，荣获“澳洲心理咨询（高级）硕士”学位，目前也是“新加坡心理咨询协会”注册的会员（PROVISIONAL CLINICAL MEMBER ）。
Shirley在心理辅导过程中采用了一系列咨询模式，如TA（人际沟通分析理论）、CBT（认知行为疗法）和Mindfulness(基于正念的疗法)等等。 作为一名获得美国认证的 TA 咨询师，她帮助客户从生活定位、自我状态等方面去建立与自己和他人的关系。 在咨询过程中，她也善用行为认知疗法，让客户了解其思想、情绪和行为之间的相互关系，并对其进行正念干预，培养更好的自我意识和提高应对挫折和挑战的能力。经过Shirley的辅导，许多客户反馈他们能更好地了解自身的情绪与心理的健康问题，并及时作出调整，与他人的关系也有明显的改善。
Master of Counselling (Advanced)
Executive Master of Business Administration
Postgraduate Diploma in Counseling Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing)
Certified Transactional Analysis Practitioner
Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC)
Reviews for Shirley
I just finished my 4th session with Shirley, and she's been encouraging and helpful and gives me the tools to help me navigate dealing with stress, anxiety and burnout. I feel at ease speaking to her and look forward to our weekly session! I've seen tremendous improvement in dealing with my emotions and thought processes. Thumbs up! I would recommend :)