Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm. By Appointment Only.

LEAD THERAPIST​

Michael Chin

Michael Chin Lead Therapist

Hello! I am Michael

I believe that everyone will meet their fair share of ups and downs in life. Growing up, I too encountered many bumps in my life, from childhood trauma to relationship troubles. These trying moments severely impacted my self-esteem; on occasions bringing my self-worth to rock bottom. As I recovered, I learnt acceptance and found closure. My personal experience underpins my counselling practice.  I bring understanding and compassion to my sessions.  I believe that everyone can be empowered to heal.

As a Certified Couple Therapist with almost 2 decades of counselling experience, I have helped couples navigate many issues, infidelity, irreconcilable differences, family violence, in-laws, children. I have helped couples recover from hurt, repair their relationship and reconnect with each other. Although healing can be a painful process, know that I am here to journey with you.

 

TESTIMONIALS

What Clients Say About Michael

SPECIALITY:
Couple Therapy, Trauma Management

MEMBERSHIP:
Registered Clinical Member with SAC

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
16 Years

Biography

“How others see you count for nothing. How you see yourself counts for everything”. Michael specialises in helping couples and families heal and rebuild relationships.  Marriages typically break down because of an erosion in trust, deep disappointments and/or unfulfilled needs.  Michael uses Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT) to help each person better understand his/her own strengths and needs, and then help the couple better understand each other. He provides a safe and non-judgmental environment for the couple to express themselves and rediscover their love. 

 
Personal Experience

Michael has almost 2 dacade of counselling experience.  He has a Master Degree in Social Sciences (Counselling) from the University of South Australia.  He is one of the very few EFCT therapists in Asia who have been certified by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). He is also trained in Gottman Couples therapy as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  EMDR is a proven technique to help individuals cope with trauma, anxiety disorder, and depression.

 
Accreditation & Training

Michael is a registered Clinical Member & Registered Counsellor (RC) under the Singapore Association of Counselling.   He is a certified ACTA Trainer and an accredited PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator.  He has been interviewed on numerous occasions in local media.  Michael is conversant in English and Mandarin., 

Highest Qualifications

M.Sc
Social Sciences (Counselling)

University of South Australia

EFCT Therapist

certified by ICEEFT
The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing trained

We are moving!

Our counseling center will be relocating to Paya Lebar Square on February 26, 2024 (Monday)! This move opens doors to enhanced services in a larger, more comforting space.
Your unwavering support drives us, and we can’t wait to nurture our relationship further in our new home!