Counsellor & Art Therapist
Master of Counselling, MA (Art Therapy), GradDip (Professional Life-coaching), AThR
Joyce has worked in a variety of settings, with individuals in recovery from addictions, adults with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers, healthcare staff, patients in rehabilitation diagnosed with dementia and patients receiving palliative care. In addition, she has also worked with persons dealing with workplace burnout, trauma, grief, relationship issues, parenting challenges, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions.
Joyce employs a client-centered, strengths-based integrative and flexible approach combining different therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, including mindfulness, in her therapy sessions. As she supports and facilitates change with compassion, she is often humbled by the tremendous courage of her clients as they embark on a path of recovery. It is Joyce’s personal conviction that healing begins when people learn new ways of being and new ways of living.
Joyce is qualified in professional life coaching (Singapore University of Social Sciences), counselling (Master of Counselling, Monash University), in addition to art therapy (Master of Arts, Art Therapy, Lasalle College of the Arts). Additionally, Joyce is a certified mindfulness, meditation and Qigong instructor. She is also a lawyer by training with experience in private practice, in addition to being a civil servant negotiating free trade agreements, planning and policy work as well as lecturing at institutions of higher learning.
Joyce’s current interests lie in salutogenesis, gerotranscendence and spiritual contemplation. She is a diligent devotee of relentless self-care, a lover of broken seashells and an enthusiastic forest-bather who occasionally attempts to write poetry.
Anxiety & depression
Grief & loss