MORE ABOUT ME My purpose of pursuing the study of psychology was that of self-healing and self-development. For a long time, it had only been that. It was my later experiences working alongside different communities that I found myself capable, and wanting, to extend the same to others. Prior to my joining Turning Point, I was primarily affiliated with non-governmental organisations. I had the privilege to work alongside many unique population groups ranging from academic and behavioural issues, learning difficulties, abuse and trauma, loss, and grief, to anxiety and depression. Later, as a wellness coach, I delivered skill- and resilience-building coaching sessions and trainings to corporate employees in their Employee Assistance Programme.
It is my belief that every choice an individual makes and every action an individual takes, irrespective of its social appropriateness and moral implications, can be traced back to a justifiable cause. Sometimes, we, as an observer, may not necessarily understand the logic and reasoning behind it nor agree with it, but for said individual, for all that they have been through, it makes sense to them. And so, to give them a voice, for them to be heard, is the least I can do to offer them justice, if nothing else.
A successful intervention, to me, is when clients become their own therapist. My journey with them, and their experience with me, I strive to cultivate in them the belief in oneself, to feel empowered, to take the necessary steps, and to face future challenges independently. Because ultimately, they are the experts of their own lives and they are the ones who can bring about change in their own lives, while I play the role of an instrument.