BA (Social Work)
Master of Counselling (Candidate)
Chau is a Counsellor at Think Psychological Services. She holds a Bachelor degree in Social Work from the National University of Singapore and is currently completing her Master of Counselling at SIM University.
Chau has extensive professional experience from working with young children to at-risk youths and adults grappling with stress, mood and behavioral issues. She is passionate in helping individuals develop confident skills in communication, socialization and emotional coping. She has also helped support parents and caregivers through the stresses and challenges of caring for a person with special needs.
Chau has also devoted her time over the years as a para-counsellor, providing guidance to youths at risk, assisting the rehabilitation of inmates in correctional facilities and supporting their re-integration into society. As a para-counsellor, she has counselled people from diverse socioeconomic status and cultural backgrounds facing various emotional and/ or relational problems.
Through her experiences, Chau has learnt that people are resilient despite overwhelming difficulties and as they discover and draw upon their internal resources, they will find hope to overcome. As such, she takes a strengths-based approach while applying cognitive behavioral strategies. She is perceptive and empathic. She strives to understand the issues each person brings according to their experience and helps them navigate through their challenges by establishing a collaborative therapeutic relationship.