Neo Eng Chuan
The practice is founded and headed by Neo Eng Chuan, who is a psychologist by education and practices marital and family therapy. He works with adults, couples and families who are experiencing psychological, emotional and relationship difficulties.
Eng Chuan started his career in the Singapore Navy, and headed several human resource functions. He also served as a Defence Psychologist in Ministry of Defence and was deployed to the Northern Arabian Gulf in 2005. He headed the Counselling Branch in the SAF Counselling Centre in 2009. He is trained in crisis and trauma intervention (under ICISF). He has experience dealing with critical incidents of different nature. These included military accidents, completed suicide (meaning the attempt was successful), and also attended to personnel with suicidal thoughts. He helps survivors cope with grief and loss, and those who are affected by trauma.
Eng Chuan received his psychology education at the Australian National University in Canberra Australia under a government study award. Later, he completed a Masters in Applied Psychology at the National Institute of Education, Singapore.
He continues to develop himself professionally and is working to become a certified Emotion-Focused Therapist. Eng Chuan is an Associate Faculty and teaches at SIM University. He is bilingual and is also able to converse in Hokkien. He is married with two children.
Huang Zhang Jin
Zhang Jin completed her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Melbourne (in collaboration with National University of Singapore) under a local ministry scholarship and is a registered supervisor with the Singapore Psychological Society. She has more than ten years of experience as a psychologist across different settings (e.g., prisons, hospital, community) and enjoys working with individuals and couples.
While working in prisons, Zhang Jin prepared psychological reports for the courts and delivered therapy for inmates with violence and/or sexual issues. Her role in prisons included crisis management for critical incidents (e.g., judicial execution) as she is trained in crisis and trauma intervention. At the hospital, her repertoire of services expanded to include various mental health conditions (e.g., depression, PTSD, OCD, anxiety, schizophrenia, self-harming behaviours). One of her unique contributions to the hospital was her role as the main psychologist to develop internet-based therapy. Her most rewarding contribution however was her self-initiated collaboration with the palliative medical team where she provided psychology expertise on bereavement, grief, and end-of-life issues for the patient and his/her family. An advocate for better mental well-being, she was also actively involved in delivering mental health talks (e.g., restful sleep, stress management) to corporates.
Zhang Jin is the first senior clinical psychologist in Singapore to work with adults in the community who experienced abuse or severe neglect due to mental health issues, intellectual impairment, or physical frailty. In working with this group of individuals, her focus is on reaching out to the traumatized and needy who do not have financial means to psychological services. Coming from a single-parent family herself, Zhang Jin believes in strengthening family ties as a critical support for individuals with mental health issues.
Currently, Zhang Jin is both involved in private practice and reaching out to the needy in the community. She works with individuals and couples who struggle with a range of issues (e.g., low self-esteem, anger management, interpersonal relationship stress, anxiety, depression, trauma). To cater to different needs, she offers an integrative range of interventions (e.g., Emotion Focused Therapy, EFT; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT) and is fluent in delivering therapy in English and Mandarin.
Grace completed her Masters in Social Science (Counselling) under a scholarship by National Council of Social Service. She is a registered counsellor under the Singapore Association for Counselling.
Grace started her career in The Singapore Prison Service as a uniform officer. She moved on to work with the youths and young adults in a Christian church, developing programmes in their faith formation. Having a strong calling to serve the community, Grace ventured out to serve the homeless population as a centre manager in a Shelter for Displaced Families. Subsequently, she did counselling work with individuals, couples and families. For the past 10 years, she has worked with individuals who have issues such as depression, anxiety, inter-personal, trauma and self-harm. She also works with couples and families who struggle with connection, trust and attachment injuries.
She adopts several approaches such as Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
She is married to a charming and intelligent husband who has visual impairments. She is a mother to 2 energetic and expressive boys.
Lina has vast experiences in the addiction field since 2009. She helps individuals suffering from various types of addiction; drugs, alcohol, gambling, pornography and sex. She is also familiar with mental health issues such as; anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and emotion dysregulation, as these often co-occur with addictions. She is a Certified Substance Abuse and Gambling Counselor by The Association of Professionals Specialising in Addictions Counselling (APSAC). Lina completed Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling (Australia) and is a registered clinical member of the Singapore Association of Counselling.
She views her clients as unique individuals and adopts an integrative approach. Her core therapeutic orientations are; Emotion-focused Therapy (EFT), Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing(MI) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). Lina’s passion is to help her clients begin a journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment, never again to be a victim of the circumstances but to begin a life of full autonomy.
In addition to working with clients individually, she runs group therapy and supports their families in recovery. Lina played an important role in developing the framework for Peer Support Specialists in National Addictions Management Service (NAMS).
Lina divides her time between clinical work, teaching, and supervision. She recently completed a postgraduate study in clinical supervision. She continues to sharpen her skills by imparting her knowledge and experiences to like-minded professionals. Beyond work, she maintains a regular Yoga and Mindfulness practice and an appreciation for nature where she often enjoys hiking and cycling.