Neo Eng Chuan
Eng Chuan is the founder. He is one of the few Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) certified practitioners in Singapore. Eng Chuan strongly believes in every individual’s capacity to overcome their life struggles to emerge stronger. He takes pride in being a catalyst in his clients’ transformations. In addition to working with individuals, he practices couple therapy.
Eng Chuan received his psychology education at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia under a government scholarship. Later, he completed a Masters in Applied Psychology in Singapore. He was an associate faculty at the Singapore University of Social Sciences and taught psychology modules at James Cook University.
Eng Chuan is also the founder of Caper Institute, the appointed provider of EFT training by the International Society of Emotion-Focused Therapy. He is a champion for the teaching and learning of EFT for mental health professionals and advocates in Singapore. Eng Chuan has the admirable goal to hone the skills of the next generation of EFT practitioners and promote psychoeducation within the larger community.
Before founding CaperSpring, Eng Chuan started his career in the Singapore Navy. He commanded warships and headed several human resource functions in the Naval Personnel Department. He also served as the Navy's Defence Psychologist. He headed the Counselling Branch in the SAF Counselling Centre in 2009.
Eng Chuan has a wide range of interests from a fountain pen user to cross border motorbike adventures. His endless pursuit for mastery drives him to continuously learn from renowned psychologists overseas and devour books to help his clients better.
Huang Zhang Jin
Zhang Jin has more than 15 years of experience as a psychologist across different settings (e.g. private practice, prisons, hospital, 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). Her passion and empathy drove her to be 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.
Zhang Jin completed her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Melbourne under a scholarship from the Singapore Ministry of Health and is a registered supervisor with the Singapore Psychological Society. She is an associate lecturer at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and has conducted more than ten-years of ad-hoc training for professionals such as prison officers, teachers and corporate organisations.
To cater to different needs, Zhang Jin adopts a different blend of therapeutic strategies for each client. She is an Emotion Focused Therapy certified therapist and draws from various therapeutic styles (e.g., cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). She is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
Due to her experience in different settings, Zhang Jin is trained in a wide repertoire of services including depression, PTSD, OCD, anxiety, schizophrenia, self-harming behaviours and crisis/trauma intervention. While working in prisons, she delivered therapy for inmates with violence and/or sexual issues and crisis management for critical incidents (e.g., judicial execution). Her most rewarding contribution was her self-initiated collaboration with the palliative medical team during her time in the hospital where she provided psychology expertise on bereavement, grief, and end-of-life issues for the patient and their family.
Amidst seeing clients, Zhang Jin makes time to advocate better mental well-being with the wider community. One of her unique contributions to the hospital was her role as the main psychologist to develop internet-based therapy. She was also actively involved in delivering mental health talks (e.g., restful sleep, stress management) to corporates.
Coming from a single-parent family herself, Zhang Jin believes in strengthening family ties as a critical support for individuals with mental health issues. Zhang Jin’s personal goal is to shape the mindsets of learners towards a more holistic appreciation of people with mental health issues and special needs through teaching on counselling and psychology subjects.
Currently, Zhang Jin is both involved in private practice and reaching out to the needy in the community. 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.
Grace has been a counsellor for more than 12 years. She works 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.
Grace completed her Masters in Social Science (Counselling) under a scholarship by the 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 in various roles supporting secure custodian and rehabilitation of offenders. 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 dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma and domestic violence.
She is married to a charming and intelligent husband who has visual impairments. She is a mother to 2 energetic and expressive boys.
Guided by Emotion Focused Therapy and Internal Family Systems, Grace believes that emotions are healthy and naturally occurring responses to the external environment around us. By being attuned to our emotions and bodily responses, we will be able to harness the rich information to meet our needs and lead a fulfilling life. Grace inspires to provide a safe therapeutic space and help her clients learn to befriend their inner voices/parts so that they can accept and embrace themselves with much kindness and compassion.
Lina has a vast amount of experiences in the mental health field since 2009. She helps individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, emotional dysregulation, identity crisis (includes LGBTQ population), grief & loss, interpersonal conflicts, stress and anger management. She’s also trained to work with various addictive behaviours involving substance abuse, alcohol, gambling, pornography and sex as these often co-occur with mental health issues.
Having completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling (Australia), Lina is a registered clinical member of the Singapore Association of Counselling. She is also a Certified Substance Abuse and Gambling Counsellor by The Association of Professionals Specialising in Addictions Counselling (APSAC) and played an important role in developing the framework for Peer Support Specialists in National Addictions Management Services (NAMS), Institute of Mental Health. In addition to the above certifications, she also lectures at a private institution and holds a Graduate Certification in Clinical Supervision as she hopes to impart her knowledge and experiences to other like-minded industry professionals.
Lina adopts an integrative approach based on Emotion-focused Therapy (EFT), Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). In addition to working with clients individually, she also runs group therapy and has supported their families in recovery at both the hospital and social service settings.
Beyond work, Lina practises Yoga and Mindfulness regularly and an appreciation for nature where she often enjoys hiking and cycling. She sees each client as a unique individual waiting to embark on a journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment. Her greatest accomplishment is helping her clients to never again be a victim of their circumstances and begin a life with full autonomy. For people who are struggling or feeling ‘stuck’ in life, Lina has a few words for you! “Reach out when you need to, you don’t have to be alone in your struggles. There is light at the end of the tunnel!”
Henry is an experienced psychologist and has been in the practice since 2007. He has worked in a variety of settings including tertiary and primary healthcare, community, correctional and special education institutions. Henry has journeyed with individuals who struggled with the following issues: difficult emotions, procrastination, interpersonal tensions, excessive worries, persistent sadness, grief and losses, difficulties with life/role transitions, mid-life crisis, trauma, caregiving stress, burnt out, sexuality and spirituality.
Henry is a registered psychologist and approved clinical supervisor with the Singapore Psychological Society. He holds a Master’s in Applied Psychology (Counselling Psychology) jointly awarded by the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and the National Institute of Education. Henry is a firm believer in lifelong learning to ensure he provides the best to individuals. He continues to pursue therapy approaches, mindfulness and graduate training and certifications in clinical supervision.
Henry believes that each and every individual is a gem. He adopts a process experiential approach in therapy, to help individuals access the treasure trove of qualities and abilities within them, manage their struggles, and live the life they rightfully deserve. Henry practices Emotion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. He is also proficient in other approaches (e.g., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy).
Henry believes that psychotherapy is not just about learning coping skills to overcome the struggles in life, but also providing a curative space and working partnership to empower individuals to be who they are meant to be. Henry practices a few hobbies each with a different and deliberate purpose. He treks to connect with nature, meditates to befriend his emotions and paints to honour the beauty of life. Henry believes the world will be made a better place when we “be the better place” for others and ourselves.