“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore
Joseph is a professional counsellor, educator and mental health advocate.
He believes that everyone has the wisdom to make better decisions and use their strengths and resources to live a rich, fulfilling and value-driven life. By creating a safe and non-judgmental environment for his clients, Joseph aims to help them achieve positive, lasting improvements in their lives.
As a professional counsellor, Joseph has provided counselling services to diverse private and EAP clients and conducted corporate wellness talks to raise awareness about mental health.
He enjoys working closely with clients to help them identify root issues, connect the dots, see the presenting narratives differently and work towards a common goal. Joseph has helped many adults and young adults in self-esteem, anger management, stress management, depression, anxiety issues, relationship and family difficulties and other life challenges.
Joseph applies integrative approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectal Behavioural Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, etc. He also provides psycho-education for his clients to help them learn about their emotions and cope differently, and incorporates EQ skills training and mindfulness in his sessions as well.
His professional background includes lecturing and programme management. As a lecturer, he facilitated the modules of the Specialist Diploma in Counselling and Psychology. He also worked with the Institute’s senior leadership to develop and customise new programmes, workshops, and courses for corporate organisations, government agencies, schools and the public.
He holds a Master of Counselling from Monash University. He is a Provisional Clinical Member with Singapore Association for Counselling. He has received training in Positive Psychology and has attained Level 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapy Certification. Joseph is also a certified Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Practitioner.