Senior Psychotherapist & Counsellor
MSS (Professional Counselling), BA (Hons) Psych, Registered Counsellor (SAC), AF-EMDR
Practitioner, Brainspotting Practitioner
Mondays Tuesday Thursdays Fridays 9am to 3pm
Individual Therapy (50min): SGD255
Celestine Chua is a senior psychotherapist and counsellor. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from Nanyang Technological University and completed her Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling) with Swinburne University of Technology. She is also a Registered Counsellor with the Singapore Association for Counselling and has been working in the mental health and social service sector since 2013. Celestine has experience working in different settings like a local hospital, a community counselling centre, local universities as well as in private practices.
Celestine is a trauma-informed psychotherapist who specializes in utilizing brain-based therapeutic approaches like Attachment-focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (AF-EMDR) and Brainspotting to help her clients work through and heal from their difficult and traumatic experiences. She is also an integrative psychotherapist who is trained in various therapeutic approaches like, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT) and Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 1).
Celestine strongly believes that struggles are part of the human condition and that we can go on to lead purposeful lives and form meaningful relationships despite our painful past and experiences. She has experience working with clients of different ages and backgrounds, including adolescents and adults of numerous professions.
Celestine has extensive experience supporting clients through these issues:
✽ Childhood and Developmental Trauma (e.g. Physical, Emotional, Sexual Abuse)
✽ Attachment Wounds or Injuries
✽ Complex Trauma
✽ Single Incident Trauma (e.g. Accidents, Natural Disasters, Medical Trauma, Pregnancy or Childbirth Trauma)
✽ Anxiety Issues
✽ Self-worth or Self-esteem Issues
✽ Workplace Stress
✽ Relationship or Interpersonal Issues
✽ Parenting Difficulties
Understanding that it is often not easy for individuals to reach out for support and share about their struggles, Celestine seeks to provide a safe and compassionate space for her clients. She also hopes to empower clients with the skills and resources to move towards a life of fulfilment even in the face of adversity.
Celestine also has extensive experience conducting talks and trainings. She has conducted workshops on topics relating to Mental Health Support, Peer Support, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Self-Care. Passionate about suicide prevention work, Celestine became a certified safeTALK (suicide alertness training programme) trainer with LivingWorks Education in 2016 and has equipped many individuals with suicide alertness skills since. Celestine is also a Registered Circle of Security Parenting™ Facilitator who believes in the importance of supporting parents in raising secure and well-adjusted children.
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