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.
What Clients Say About Michael
Couple Therapy, Trauma Management
Registered Clinical Member with SAC
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
“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.
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.
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.,