About ACCS

To position and profile Christian counselling profession in Singapore

To gather and identify Christian counsellors and Christian practitioners

To establish core competencies and training programs  in Christian counselling

To connect the Christian community and general public to Christian

counselling services

Affiliation

1. ACCS became a Full Member of Asia Christian Counseling Association (ACCA) since 2018 and represents Christian Counsellors from Singapore.

 

2. In October 2018, ACCS also signed a memorandum of understanding with the AIFCthe Australian Institute for Family Counseling, as an affiliate.

 

3. ACCS actively participates in ACCA Board Meetings and supports the Biennial ACCA Conference.

Our Committee Members

2018 - 2020

ABIGAIL LEE

President

Abigail Lee is the Executive Director of Healing Hearts Centre, a private counselling and consultation practice and is also the Immediate Past President of the Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (Singapore). She was conferred the May Day Awards - Working People’s Advocate Award by the National Trades Union Congress in May 2018.

 

With close to 15 years of experience as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer, Abigail uses Play Therapy approaches in her work with children, adolescents and individuals who have experienced trauma, abuse and anxiety issues. In addition, she has been certified by the Family Justice Courts as a Parenting Coordinator and appointed by the Singapore Mediation Centre as a Collaborative Family Practice Counsellor to work with families undergoing separation and divorce.

PETRINA TAN

Secretary

Petrina Tan is the Senior Executive/Counselor at St. Luke’s Eldercare Ltd, providing pastoral care and counseling services, and works closely with both churches and para-church organizations for ministry collaborations.

Prior to her career as a counsellor, Petrina spent 15 years as a banker; a decade as a stay-at-home mom whilst studying part time for her theological degree; 7 years as a parish worker; and subsequently a pastor in her local church, with the pastoral, youth, cell and hospitality ministries under her care. Petrina holds a Master of Arts in Counselling.

MABEL SIM

Asst Secretary

Mabel Sim is a trained counsellor registered with Singapore Association for Counselling. She works with people who have been through traumatic childhood experiences, gender identity issue, painful emotional memories, and those who deal with psychological issues such as mood, anxiety and personality disorders.

Prior to her counselling days, Mabel was a qualified accountant. Her decision to help others was motivated by her own journey as she walked out of her own childhood struggles. Mabel holds a Bachelor in Theology and a Masters in Social Science (Professional Counselling) from Australia.

NORMAN ANG

Treasurer

Norman holds a Masters in Counselling and is a clinical member of Singapore Association of Counselling. He is a counsellor at the Singapore Bible College and runs his own private practice. He serves as a deacon in his church.

 

Norman is a Prepare Enrich facilitator, certified in the Torn Asunder recovery program and has attained level 3 certification as a Gottman method couples therapist. He is also a Marriage Preparation Programme facilitator endorsed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development.

REV ONG CHOOI SENG

Committee Member

Chooi Seng has been in church ministry since 1997 and is also a licensed marriage solemniser (ROM). He is both a registered member of the Singapore Association for Counseling and a registered Clinical Supervisor. He has taught for some years on behalf of Waverley Abbey College, UK and TCA Asia more recently. He has been conducting training on Prepare Enrich, Family Wellness Associates, Healing the Wounds for Trauma (Trauma Healing Institute) & Spiritual Formation (Renovare).

PST BENJAMIN WONG

Committee Member

Benjamin is the Family Life and Community Pastor with Grace Assembly of God Church. He leads teams in the areas of marriage preparation, mentoring, parenting, inner healing & deliverance ministry, family life publication. He conducts seminars and workshops for equipping and empowerment, and consults for cell-based ministries. He is also an Associate Counsellor with Reach Counselling. 

 

Benjamin has several years of experience in working with teens in drug rehabilitation overseas, church planting, as well as setting up of community youth hub. He holds a Master in Clinical Counselling.

DR SIMON NEO

Committee Member

Simon has a private practice known as “The Psychotherapy Clinic” in Singapore and Bangkok. He has worked with a wide variety of individuals and companies, with concerns such as marital issues, relationships, mental disorders, parenting and employee assistance program (EAP).

 

He is a much sought-after resource speaker, corporate trainer and lecturer, known for his passion, enthusiasm, humour and dedication. Some of the industries he has trained at are transportation, hospital, prison, banking, education and government sectors amongst others.

JANE TOH

Committee Member

Jane began her counselling training with CWR, Asia, the international Christian training and resourcing ministry of CWR, UK.  Since 2015, Jane is part of the CWR, Asia team which facilitates its counselling training modules in Singapore. She is currently undergoing further training with Waverley Abbey College, UK.

MOLLIE KWAN

Committee Member

Mollie has a Masters in Social Science (Professional Counselling) from an Australian University.

She volunteers with social organisations and her church, working with people undergoing treatment for HIV, mental disorders and palliative care. She served as Treasurer-cum-Board member of Cancer-Link Penang from 1997-2002.

She obtained a Diploma from Rhema Bible Training School Singapore in 2005, was trained to be a “Channel of Hope’ facilitator by Aidslink International in 2010, and “Bible-based trauma healing & equipping” in 2016.

REV SAM KUNA

Advisor

Sam serves as the Advisor of the Association of Christian Counsellors (Singapore) and is an ordained preacher with the Assemblies of God of Singapore.

Starting his counselling practice since the late 1980s, Sam had further training in psychology as well as marriage, family and child counselling. He is a practicing family therapist, child counsellor, a sandplay practitioner, as well as a certified master addiction therapist. He is a Master Clinical Member with the Singapore Association for Counselling, an SAC Registered Counsellor and Registered Clinical Supervisor and is currently serving his second term as the President of the Singapore Association for Counselling (2018-2020).He is also a clinical member of the Association for Marital and Family Therapy (Singapore), and Founding Board Member of the Asia Pacific Certification Board (APCB). 

Sam Kuna is the Dean of the School of Counselling and an Associate Professor at TCA College, which is a multi-disciplinary Christian college pioneered by the Trinity Christian Centre, Singapore.

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