Yap Huay Khem

Yap Huay Khem


Master of Counselling (Advanced)

Language Proficiency: English, Mandarin, Hokkien

Email – info@insightfulcounselling.com



Professional Qualifications

  • Advanced Training in Family Therapy Interventions, Swinburne University of Technology in collaboration with Executive Counselling & Training Academy (ECTA)

  • Choice Theory, Reality Therapy, and Lead-Management Basic Intensive Training William Glasser International (Singapore)

  • Transactional Analysis Practitioner Certificate United States of America Transactional Analysis Association (USATAA)

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) LivingWorks (Social Service Institute, Singapore)

  • Sexual Assault First Response Workshop Sexual Assault Care Centre

  • 18 Hours of Training in Jungian-Kalffian Sandplay Therapy Sandplay Therapy Singapore

  • Gestalt Therapy and Dream workshop (5 Days) Satir Whole Person Development Association of Malaysia

  • 35 Hours of Solution Focused Brief Therapy Training by Debbie Hogan The Academy of Solution Focused Training

  • SPOT On Facilitation Workshop Facilitators Network Singapore (FNS)

  • Advanced Certificate In Training And Assessment (ACTA) Institute For Adult Learning (IAL)

  • 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course Brahm Centre

Huay Khem’s interest in interacting with people, and passion for helping people develop strong interpersonal and coping skills to manage the demands of this taxing society, led her diving into the field of counselling after having more than 25 years of professional experience in Training and others. As a freelance counsellor and volunteer counsellor at various non-profit organisations, Huay Khem has accumulated a wide range of counselling experiences from relationship difficulties to mental health issues.

Huay Khem believes the key to maintaining a strong and healthy mental state and relationship, whether be it in the family unit or society at large, requires both psychotherapy interventions and systematic development of coping skills and personal resources. Being both a Counsellor and Trainer, Huay Khem has a unique insight into how people view their issues and is able to help them develop interpersonal skills to cope with their issues effectively.

Huay Khem holds a Master of Counselling (Advanced) with Swinburne University of Technology and Bachelor of Science in Psychology with SIM University. As a therapist, Huay Khem embraces all clients with compassion and empathy. Her ability to build strong therapeutic alliance and trust with her clients has helped clients to overcome a range of psychological and emotional issues.

Huay Khem loves life and approaches people authentically. Other than being a conscientious, motivated, and respectful person, she never fails to demonstrate unconditional positive regard for others, making her a glee to work with.

Professional Membership

  • The Transactional Analysis Association Singapore - April 2020 – present

    Assistant Honorary Treasurer - 2020 to Present

  • Singapore Association for Counselling - April 2021 – present

    Provisional Clinical Member

Academic Qualifications

  • Master of Counselling (Advanced) – (with Advanced Training in Family Therapy Interventions)

  • Graduate Diploma of Counselling

  • Graduate Certificate of Counselling

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

  • Diploma in Learning Disorders Management & Child Psychology

  • Diploma in Electronic Engineering

Yap Huay Khem

Yap Huay Khem

Counsellor at Insightful Counselling & Training Pte. Ltd.

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