Edmund has been a counsellor in Singapore for eight years. Growing up, Edmund found himself searching for solutions to his problems in self-help books. At 26, he met an empathetic counsellor who turned his life around. The counsellor helped him work through his issues and set some realistic goals. Inspired by this positive experience, Edmund made it his mission to become a professional counsellor himself.
Edmund strongly believes in nurturing authentic relationships with his clients. As only then, clients can express their feelings honestly and examine their vulnerabilities in a trusted professional environment. Clients often find it comfortable to work with him because of his warm and supportive demeanour.
He sees his role as supporting clients and empowering them to take personal responsibility – that is, to take small and consistent steps to make positive changes in their lives. Together, Edmund and his clients have tackled a wide range of topics, from school and academic stress, parental anxiety to mood regulation such as depression, anxiety and anger management.
Edmund is firmly grounded in Choice Theory and practises assimilative integration, and uses interventions from Choice Theory, Positive Psychology, Jungian Analytical Psychology and the expressive arts. Edmund has a Master in Professional Counselling from Swinburne University (Australia) and Diploma in School Counselling from National Institute of Education (Singapore).