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Hui Wen is an empathetic and collaborative counsellor who believes in empowering clients to bring out their potential by addressing their internal struggles and unhelpful self-belief systems. Often drawing on her training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, and other person-centered modalities, she customizes her work according to her clients' unique self and needs.
She believes that most clients often have the answers within themselves and what they really need is a safe space and an empathetic listener, a role Hui Wen takes pride in being.
Hui Wen provides counselling to children, adolescents, young adults and adults who struggle with self-worth, loss of directions in life, relationships issues, domestic abuse, depression, anxiety and individual with self-inflicted injuries with and without suicide ideation.
Hui Wen has a Masters Degree in Counselling from Australia's Monash University and a Bachelor of Science from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University. She is a member of the Singapore Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors, and Singapore Association for Counselling. She is also a qualified supervisor, licensed by the Psychology Board of Australia, who provides supervision services to trainee counsellors.
Outside the counselling clinic, she is a martial arts instructor who holds a third degree black belt in Ninjutsu and second degree black belt in taekwondo. Hui Wen believes that martial arts are great at teaching psychological flexibility, emotional awareness and provide a profound therapeutic doorway for those who are searching for ways to express themselves in movement.
Hui Wen is from Ipoh, a small coffee town in Malaysia. She speaks English, Malay, Cantonese, and Chinese.
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Nachum "Nak" Kaplan is a psychotherapist with a relaxed style and a sense of humour that serves his sophisticated ideas about people - who and what we are, how we think and feel, and what we can do.
A professional member of the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology, Nachum is a certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Life Coach, trained in Gestalt chair psychotherapy (among other person-centered modalities) and has completed the Certificate of Relationship and Couple's Counselling as endorsed by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).
Using a multi-disciplinary approach, he draws on proven tools from applied psychology, over two decades of international executive level corporate experience and esoteric techniques of self-mastery he has gained as a 7th degree black belt and qualified teacher in the ancient Japanese martial art of Ninjutsu.
He believes that beyond what we learned at school, we also need to learn how to overcome self-doubt and low self-esteem, deal with trauma, anxiety and depression, avoid burnout, manage anger and stress, communicate better in our personal and professional relationships and drag ourselves out of those ruts we all fall into.
Most of us don't realise we were never taught these things until we find ourselves stuck in our lives, struggling in our jobs, unhappy in our relationships and out of control.
Redefining priorities, identifying self-limiting beliefs and habits, processing trauma, establishing goals, offering alternative perspectives, finding ways to stay resilient and cope with stress more positively and forming actionable strategies for achieving them are some examples of his approach.
Nachum has also completed the Advanced Leadership Program at INSEAD Business School in Singapore and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree at Monash University in his native Australia. Formerly a financial journalist for over 20 years he has held global leadership positions at some of the world's top media companies, including Thomson Financial and Reuters News. He founded Singapore Ninjutsu, the country's only full-time Ninjutsu school, which is where you'll find him when he is not at the clinic.