Trainee Counsellors pursue Masters in Counselling under Reena Goenka’s supervision. Usually, Insightful has around ten counselling trainees at any one time.
Languages: English, Mandarin, Tamil, Malay
Fees: Pro bono or Free Zoom sessions.
Face-to-face counselling sessions in our clinic from $30 per hour.
At Insightful Counselling we regularly take interns from reputed graduate programs offered in Singapore by Flinders University and Monash University. In their final stages of masters training, Interns at Insightful Counselling are prepared to function broadly, competently, and as responsible professional counsellors.
As a valued client, you can access our pro-bono or free online counselling services or opt for in-person sessions at a nominal rate of $30 per hour. When clients inquire about our offerings, our team frequently suggests a session with one of our counsellor interns or counsellors-in-training. Today, we’d like to share the advantages of engaging with a counsellor intern or counsellor-in-training and explore why this could be a beneficial choice for you.
Ensure Mental Health is affordable by all.
Clients typically show interest in students because of the fees. You as a client can expect to pay between $120 and $230 per hour for a full-time clinician at our office, which is not always affordable. We allow our student interns to offer pro bono services and only charge for face-to-face sessions @$30 an hour.
Each Trainee is supported and supervised by our senior clinician.
Each of our students works under the direct supervision of Reena Goenka, our director and senior clinician. It means they can access the knowledge, resources, and strategies their supervisor has acquired over her career.
Continuous care will be available to you.
The fact that our office accepts new students throughout the year means that even when your current student clinician graduates (generally after six months to ten months), they will be able to help you transition to a new student clinician. Feel free to stay in the clinic for as long as you need to see our student clinicians.
You’ll be able to help them grow.
You, the client, will play a pivotal role in helping our trainees develop their practical clinical skills and hone their styles. In a practicum, students learn only by ‘doing’, i.e. having clinical sessions. As they help you in your healing journey, they too are grateful and respectful of you, willing to assist them as learners.
We have experienced counsellors-in-training.
All of our potential student interns are screened and interviewed by us, so the ones who make it through are the best qualified to support you. We select trainee clinicians who have a focus in areas where lower cost services are needed (for example, relationship issues, parenting issues, depression, anxiety, self-care, conflicts, mood-swings, or simply just discussing your thought process. We don’t allow them to work with clients until we are confident in their skills and abilities. Furthermore, because our interns are all graduate students, at least have one graduate degree along with their own life experiences, they offer invaluable support to you as clients.