In Fiona’s work as a counsellor/psychotherapist, her approach is Rogerian person-centered. Ensuring the comfort, safety, and confidentiality of her clients is a top priority. Through this approach, she has developed deep working relationships with her clients, to offer support and guidance in the many trials we face in life.
Her person-centric approach comes from her own experience, over twenty years of qualified teaching, counselling, and training in Ireland, Singapore, Germany, China, the United Kingdom, and beyond. She holds a Master’s Degree and a Diploma in Counselling. Her experience living overseas, and encountering people with difficulties from all walks of life, is the unique foundation of her work.
The method she uses for her counselling work is integrative. She tailors her strategy and approach specially to the issues facing each client, for example by assessing and delivering interventions. Psycho-education is something she values highly and personally believes in––it’s also a part of the service she offers.
Her experience is singular as she has lived many lives. She has been an expat and a local, a compassionate counsellor, a psycho-educator in the corporate world, and a mother. This patchwork of empathy informs the integrative approach she has taken to her professional life.
In order to bolster her experiences, she has acquired many certifications to assist with her treatments of (including, but not limited to): relationship problems, family issues, self-esteem, trauma, stress and anger management, marital therapy, adolescent counselling, parenting issues, depression and anxiety. Below listed are some of the latest trainings she has certified in.
- Developmental Model Couples Therapy
- Gottman Methods Couple Therapy Level 3.
- EMDR trained
- Basic NOVA CCRT Training – able to assist in a local emergency crisis
- Brainspotting Therapy phase 1 – Brainspotting Australia Pacific
She works in a wide range of areas including but not limited to:
- Relationship problems,
- Family issues,
- Stress management
- Anger management
- Marital/Couple Therapy
- Discernment Counselling
- Adolescent Counselling
- Parenting Issues
- Depression and Anxiety related issues
- Co-dependency and relationship issues
FIONA MAHER O’ SULLIVAN
SAC Registered Counsellor
Registered Member Singapore Counselling Association.
Member EMDR Singapore
Master of Guidance and Counselling, James Cook University, Singapore.
Diploma in Applied Social Studies & Counselling, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Ireland Bachelor of Arts in English and German, University College Cork, Ireland
Higher Diploma in Education, University College Cork, Ireland
Diploma in Business German, University College Cork, Ireland
- Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), British Council, Singapore
Completed Level 3 Gottman Method Couples Therapy
The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy-The Couples Institute.
National Community Crisis Response Team Training
- Brainspotting Therapy phase 1-Brainspotting Australia Pacific
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I was referred to Fiona to help me through a difficult time: I was experiencing low energy, and motivation at work and finding it difficult to feel happy in many parts of my life. I work in a large MNC in a senior role and there’s not a lot of time for reflection or self-care, so I felt a little apprehensive initially.
However, through our sessions together, I found that the techniques Fiona used really helped me to by-pass the parts of me that were holding me back, and instead opened up to a more intuitive process. It was a method that helped me to find my own answers in a way that felt really natural to me and also helped me to let go of a lot of painful memories that I had struggled with for many years.
Fiona is professional, and also warm, and made me feel really comfortable during the process. I’ve left our sessions together feeling more capable, strong, happy and I am grateful for her help during this time.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Incontact counselling changed my life. Using EDMR, we processed the root causes of my pain and were able to undo a lifetime of depression. For the first time ever, I feel free and truly myself. My counsellor Fiona is knowledgeable, innovative, kind and experienced. I whole heartedly recommend Incontact to everyone.