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
Executive Committee Members
2020 - 2022
MS ABIGAIL LEE
Abigail Lee is the Executive Director of Healing Hearts Centre, and the current President of both the Association of Christian Counsellors (Singapore) and the Association for Play Therapy (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, play therapist, supervisor and trainer, Abigail works with children, adolescents, individuals and families who have experienced trauma, abuse and anxiety issues. She is a Certified Circle of Security Facilitator with Circle of Security International and a Certified TraumaPlay therapist and supervisor. In addition, she is appointed by the Family Justice Courts as a Parenting Coordinator and by the Singapore Mediation Centre as a Collaborative Family Practice Counsellor to work with families undergoing separation and divorce.
MS KOH AI JIN
Koh Ai Jin holds a Masters in Counselling from Edith Cowan University and recently completed a Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialisation in Recovery Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is a certified instructor for TJTA and Prepare-Enrich, SAC registered Clinical Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor.
She has 20 years of clinical experience and is trained in various psychotherapy modalities, and she works flexibly with a wide-ranging client presentations. Her ministry focus include the integration of faith & counselling, inner healing & trauma recovery work, marital & family counselling, parent education, counsellor training and supervision.
Prior to counselling, Ai Jin spent several years as a polytechnic lecturer. She is married to a methodist pastor and is a mother of three children, ages 18, 16 & 13.
MS PETRINA TAN
Petrina Tan is the Senior Chaplain at St. Luke’s Eldercare Ltd, providing pastoral care and counselling services and works closely with both Churches and para-Church Organizations for ministry collaborations.
Prior to her career as a Senior Chaplain, she 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, ladies', cell, and hospitality ministries under her care. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling.
MS JAIME YEO
With a Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling), Jaime has been working in a cancer centre since 2016, journeying with and supporting people with cancer and their families. She also conducts talks and trainings, and writes occasionally for various publications on issues relating to the care of people with cancer.
Jaime has a degree in communications and new media. Prior to counselling, she has worked in editorial roles in various organisations including government agencies and voluntary welfare organisations. She has also volunteered with Christian and secular organisations to work on book projects.
MS JANE TOH
Jane Toh is part of the pastoral team in her local church community and has served in various church boards. She received counselling and pastoral care training from CWR, Asia, the international Christian training and resourcing ministry of CWR, UK and since 2015, joined the CWR, Asia training team which facilitates its counselling courses in Singapore. She has been in the financial services industry for more than 20 years.
MS CHUA NGA WOON
Nga Woon had her counselling training with CWR, Asia, the international Christian training and resourcing ministry of CWR, UK. She serves as a lay counsellor with a local Church. She is passionate in people helping ministries as she believes that her own life experiences have equipped her to be used by God to encourage and journey with people facing various challenges in life. Nga Woon has recently retired and is pursuing Master of Arts in Counselling at the Singapore Bible College.
PST BENJAMIN WONG
Benjamin Wong Yew Fei graduated in 1996 from TCA College with a BA in Pastoral Ministries. In 1997, together with his wife Tricia, they served as missionaries in Macau. They pioneer a local church there and provided leadership and pastoral oversight to Teen Challenge Macau, an International Christian Drug Rehabilitation Centre. Upon returning to Singapore in 2001, he served in Trinity Christian Centre as a small group ministry pastor. While serving there, he graduated from TCA College with a MA in Intercultural Studies in 2009. In the year following, he served as a family life and community pastor in Grace Assembly of God. While there, he pioneered the inner healing and deliverance ministry.
In 2015, he completed his MA in clinical counseling with TCA College and started serving as a pastoral counselor. He and Tricia have 2 young adult sons.
MS ADELINE WONG
Adeline Wong was a full-time church worker for about 4 years before she responded to God’s mission call to Prison Ministry in 2012. As the Integrated Ministry Lead at the largest Christian prison ministry organisation in Singapore, she provides the strategic ministry leadership to the team of ministry staff & 800+ volunteers reaching out to over 1,200 prisoners, ex-offenders & their family members. After 8 years of full-time service, she is now serving as a volunteer to embark into a new season - integrating Animal Assisted Intervention works into the ministry.
Adeline obtained a Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies from TCA College, completed the ACE Capstone Leadership Programme for Non- Profits (Aalto University, Centre for Non-Profit Leadership & LIEN Centre for Social Innovation). She also obtained her certification in Animal Assisted Psychotherapy (CAAP) & a AAP skills-based training in Australia as well as Substance Abuse Counseling (CSAC). She is also a council member & treasurer of the Parochial Church Council in her church.
MS MOLLIE TEOH
Mollie has a Masters in Social Science (Professional Counselling) from an Australian University.
She volunteers with social organisations, working with people undergoing treatment for HIV, mental disorders and palliative care, providing 'Harp-for-Healing' to residents at IMH, nursing homes and community hospitals. She leads caring & sharing team, senior members fellowship at her local church.
She held a Diploma from Rhema Bible Training School Singapore. Received training as a “Channel of Hope’ facilitator by Aidslink International in 2010, in “Bible-based trauma healing & equipping” in 2016 and certification in Grief Recovery method.
DR JULIA LAM
Honorary Internal Auditor
Julia is a forensic psychologist in private practice. She also lectures on topics of impulse control disorders, behavioural addictions and forensic psychology. She provides forensic psychological assessment and reports on medico-legal issues relating to criminal, civil and family matters for Court purposes. A scientist-practitioner, she has worked in universities, hospitals, prisons and correction services, gambling treatment facilities and private clinics.
She enjoys needlework (blackwork in particular) and catching up with friends over a yummy meal and a hot mug of chai tea latte.
REV SAM KUNA
Sam serves as the Advisor of the Association of Christian Counsellors (Singapore) and is an ordained preacher with the Assemblies of God of Singapore.
Receiving his first Diploma in Counseling from Counseling and Care Centre in the mid-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 Fellow Member with the Singapore Association for Counselling, an SAC Registered Counsellor and Registered Clinical Supervisor and is the Chair of the SAC Ethics Board and a Member of the SAC Clinical Supervision Board. He is a clinical member of the Association for Marital and Family Therapy (Singapore), and Member of the Board of Directors of the Asia Pacific Certification Board (APCB).
Sam Kuna is an Associate Professor and serves as the Dean of the School of Counseling at TCA College which is a multi-disciplinary Christian college pioneered by the Trinity Christian Centre, Singapore.
Sub Committee Information
2020 - 2022
Ethics Sub-Committee Members:
Ms Abigail Lee
Dr Angeline Teoh
Dr Donna Lim
Dr Gloria Kong
Rev Sam Kuna
Event Sub-Committee Members:
Ms Adeline Wong
Pastor Benjamin Wong
Ms Goh Wei Shen
Ms Koh Ai Jin
Ms Mabel Sim
Ms Mollie Teoh
Dr Simon Neo
Publicity Sub-Committee Members:
Ms Abigail Lee
Ms Goh Wei Shen
Ms Jaime Yeo
Ms Koh Ai Jin