Agnes Lai

Registered Counsellor (K.B.; P.A.)
EAP Consultant, Life Coach
BA (Hons) Guidance & Counselling, Unitar International University

LICENSE / PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Registered & Licensed Counsellor, Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia (KB09174; PA08784)

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 2 years

AREA OF FOCUS
Personal Development, Self-Esteem, Stress and Coping, Personality Test, Career guidance and assessment

THERAPY APPROACHES
Gestalt Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy and OH Card Therapy

MORE ABOUT ME
I am a caregiver for a patient who is suffering from Schizophrenia. He is my close and lovely family member whom we were growing together in the family. When he was diagnosed, I was shocked and could not accept that such a normal person can suffer with a mental illness without any alarms. Due to the curiosity, I started to become more aware of the importance of mental health and decided to take the counselling course.

I am actively participating in volunteer programme such as donation drives, children and teenagers camps, mental health exhibitions and public talks. I worked in a private university and non-profit organisation (NGO) in the past, providing counselling services to children, adolescents and young adults.

As my favourite quote by Daisaku Ikeda says, “Happiness is not the absence of difficulties. It belongs to those who retain invincible courage and unshakable hope in the face of any challenge or adversity”. Thus, no matter how we suffer, courage and hope are the main keys to persist. For personal approach, I like to use Art Therapy and Oh Cards Therapy to encourage free association and interpretations in counseling sessions.

LANGUAGES
English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay

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