In 2021, I opened the doors to my practice to clients — offering them a range of counselling and psychological services to guide them through life’s challenges and most trying times.
Before this, I worked 12 years with adults and children who experienced traumatic life events and to guide them to the road of recovery. I was also working with children with special needs to help them to cope with their day to day challenges. At the same time, I spent a great deal of time working with parents. Whether it is to understand how their life experiences affect their parenting style, or to work through their own guilt and grief for what had happened to the family, or to provide a safe space for them to talk about themselves without judgement or interference.
Besides this, I have also been working with trained therapists as their clinical support. We, as therapists, need to constantly reflect on how we are helping the clients, how the clients are impacting us and how to further refine our clinical skills. Taking care of the therapists who are taking care of the clients, has been a rewarding experience for me.
Like many of you, I am not only a psychologist. I am also a mother to my child, a daughter to my family, a wife to my husband and a friend to my circle. I laugh really loudly and I love to dine with my loved ones as part of my self-care. Being able to have a natural positive vibe has been helpful in my life and I hope that this can also help my clients feel at ease with me.
Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional psychologist can make things better. It is also important to differentiate between mental wellness and mental illness. I care about your well-being and provide you with the tools you need in order to seize the day.
- Wan Xin -