Sherrilyn Thanam

Emotion-Focused Therapy Practitioner

Sherrilyn started her work with individuals and families in a pastoral role in church and mission-organizations for the last 14 years. She worked with church members, pastors and missionaries. Additionally, she taught English, accelerated learning skills and motivational skills in various educational settings to teens and working adults. She also taught in Prison Services for seven years. Later, she was appointed the Head of Family Service department in Prison Fellowship of Singapore. Here she reached out to inmates’ families; primarily wives, children and parents.

Her exposure to complex issues faced by inmates and their families led her to pursue a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Wales) followed by a Masters of Arts in Counselling (TCA College).

For the past eight years, she worked with clients with psychological issues such as; anger management, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, phobias, depression, bereavement, divorce and separation. She is experienced in working with individuals struggling with relationship conflicts.

Sherrilyn practices Emotion Focused Therapy integrating with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy , Mindfulness based approaches and Spirituality. She prizes the collaborative therapeutic relationship and assists clients to understand the interactions of emotions, mind, body and behavior. She believes strongly in inner healing and restorative work and endeavours to help individuals live more meaningfully.

Currently, she is pursuing certification in Emotion Focused Therapy.