Rebecca Chia, M.Coun
LGBTQIA+ Associate Counsellor
Master of Counselling, Monash University
About Rebecca (she/her), LGBTQIA+ Counselling
Rebecca is experienced in the socio-emotional needs of neurodivergent individuals (autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, dyslexia), gender identity and expression, sexuality development when counselling LGBTQIA+ persons, stress and anxiety management, depression, adverse childhood experiences, interpersonal relationships, burnout, perfectionism and life transitions.
She was previously an educator working with adolescents who were left behind in the classroom because of their learning needs like ADHD, dyslexia and ASD. The experience strengthened her intuitive way of interacting with and engaging them by seeing them as a whole person, beyond their labels.
As a counsellor, she takes on a humanistic, non-pathologising approach to understanding the human condition; seeing every client as an individual with stories and experiences. She brings her authentic self to every counselling session and is dedicated to an inclusive, neurodiversity and LGBTQIA+-affirming practice.
Her lived experience with a mental health condition and detrimental experiences interacting with the local mental health care system has given her a compassionate, empathic stance as a practitioner. As such, she prioritises creating a safe and inclusive space for you to be your authentic self; free to express your life experiences, emotions, questions and doubts.
Rebecca has also worked with working professionals in the finance, legal and media industries who are seeking help for the first time to unpack childhood experiences, drawing a link between how they were raised to how they interact with themselves and others.
She has undergone training in identity development around gender, sexuality and relationships, minority stress and common LGBTQIA+ mental health issues. For parents who are seeking help on behalf of their teenage children, Rebecca can provide guidance around these topics.
No matter how big or small you think your challenges are, she will journey them with you and help you tell your story.
P.S.: Rebecca has been a vegetarian for over a decade and cares deeply about climate action and animal rights. She is the owner of a spoilt cat named Willow, and the caretaker of several sun-loving plants.
Certifications and Qualifications
- Provisional Clinical Member, Singapore Association for Counselling
- Level 2 Member, Australian Counselling Association
- Master of Counselling, Monash University (Australia)
Adolescents, Young Adults (18 to 35 years old)
LGBTQ Affirmative Counselling, Trauma Informed Counselling, Adolescent Counselling, Young Adult Counselling, Adverse Childhood Events, Depression, Anxiety, Burnout, Perfectionism
Person-centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)