Grace Phoon is a Clinical Member with the Singapore Association for Counselling. Besides having a Master’s degree in Counselling, she has been serving as an Executive Member with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing) Singapore from 2018-2020. She is certified in EMDR, a clinically proven psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. She is also an accredited facilitator for Prepare/Enrich Marriage Program and Taylor-Johnson’s Temperament Analysis (T-JTA ®), which is a widely used personality assessment for individual, pre-marital, marital, and family counselling.
Grace has experience counselling in the church and in schools and have conducted mental health and self-care workshops and facilitated divorce support groups. Some of her experiences include conducting counselling courses for the church’s lay leaders to equip them to become better people helpers.
Prior to counselling work, she had over a decade of work experience in the pharmaceutical industry and this has helped her in empathizing with the stress and anxiety that corporate world entails.
Grace has considerable experience working with individuals and couples – adolescents and adults suffering from depression/mood disorders, anxiety, trauma/abuse, divorce, infidelity, family conflict, relationship issues, self-harming, suicidal ideations, and grief.
Her therapeutic style involves helping you to arrive at insight and tools that you can begin using immediately to make positive change in your life. It is important that you are making progress on goals that you have set for yourself. She will be there to guide you, encourage you, as you embark on this journey together.
Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. It is a therapy model that has been proven to be highly effective for those who have experienced trauma.
EMDR therapy is founded on the basis that our emotional well-being is interwoven with our physical (somatic) state. Therefore, EMDR employs a body-based technique called bilateral simulation during which a therapist will guide a client through through eye movements, tones, or taps in order to move a memory that has been incorrectly stored to a more functional part of the brain.
During trauma our brain processes and stores memories incorrectly. This incorrect storage can lead to past memories feeling very present. Related or unrelated stimuli in the present can lead to clients reacting as they did at the time of trauma. The brain feels if the past disturbing event is happening currently.
EMDR therapy corrects this mis-storage so that the painful memories associated with the trauma lose their charge.The client can react to stimuli in the present without the past interfering.
"You're always one decision away from a totally different life"
"As a counsellor, Grace was very patient and gentle during the counselling sessions. She demonstrated a sense of genuine concern for my well-being and was able to create a warm and safe atmosphere for me to share about my problems. Being an experienced counsellor, she was able to provide guidance to facilitate my processing and help me to develop practical handles for coping with my issues. I emerged from those sessions feeling more empowered to face the challenges ahead. Grace's willingness to patiently journey together helped me to regain the confidence I needed to face what was ahead and eventually find my breakthrough. As I looked back to those counselling sessions, I am filled with utmost gratitude for the support and care rendered by Grace to me during those difficult times"
"Grace was an excellent marriage and personal counsellor for me. She helped me to bridge the differences with my wife and communicate with her better. She was also a great pillar of strength when I went through some personal struggles."
"Grace is a great counsellor with a lot of experience. She is an empathetic listener who is very easy to confide in. I initially put off going for counselling because I was often worried about being judged but Grace proved me wrong. She is highly professional and taught me various cognitive behavioural techniques that helped me work through my issues, and enabled me to reframe those issues so that I could overcome them better. While it was hard work, she patiently worked through them with me. I highly recommend her professional services!"
"I had been going through a difficult period and am grateful that Grace was there to help me through it. Grace is warm and approachable, and she patiently worked through my issues with me. With her gentle validation, coaching and insights, I now manage my triggers better and feel more confident to move forward positively in life. Thank you, Grace!"
Personalised Care and Guidance
Depression, Anxiety, Stress
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Relationship & Marital Issues
Grief & Loss
Borderline Personality Disorder
1 hour $150
1 hour 30 minutes $225
1 hour $180
1 hour 30 mintues $270
Individual - 1hour $130
Couple - 1 hour $150
Pre-Marital Counselling & Coaching
(3 sessions and includes couple assessment and workbooks) $540
Kindly provide a minimum of 24 hours notice if you cannot attend your appointment. Failure to do so will result in being charged for the session.
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