M.Soc.Sci. (Professional Counselling), Specialist Dip (Teaching & Supporting Children with Special Needs)
Madeline has been working with children, adolescents and adults as a counsellor for more than a decade. She uses an integrative approach, drawing from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, strength-based, play-based and family systems approaches. Madeline is experienced in providing support for parent-child relationships, adjustment difficulties, grief and loss, depression and anxiety. She has a special interest in working with children with special needs on emotional and behavioural regulation issues and supporting their parents in their parenting journey.
Madeline believes in creating a safe space for clients, so that they can reflect, process and finally reach the therapeutic goals collaboratively agreed upon. She aims to empower her clients to utilise their internal resources and newly learnt skills to not just to make positive life changes for themselves, but also for the people around them.
Madeline holds a Masters in Social Science (Professional Counselling) with a Major in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from Swinburne University of Technology.
Madeline is fluent in providing counselling in Mandarin and English.
Besides counselling, Madeline has been with the public service for the last four decades. She has two grown-up daughters and maintains a warm relationship with them through her gift of homecooked meals.
Parent-child relationship difficulties
Family relationship difficulties
Caregiver support for parents of children with special needs
Grief and loss
Mental health issues (depression, anxiety)