Counsellor, Addiction Specialist & Trainer
My Specialties: Addictions, Family Therapy, Youth Counselling
Qualifications: Master in Counselling, Training Consultant, Offender Aftercare Programme Clinical Consultant, Author, Radio Talk Show host
Languages: English, Tamil, Malayalam, Malay and Cantonese
Fees: $SGD 180.00 to $230.00 for a 60-minute session
Hi and welcome!
I am Kesava Kumaran and I have 45 years of experience as a counsellor, social worker, trainer and consultant in the field of adult, youth, pre-marital, marital and divorce counseling; parent education; and behavioural, addiction and crisis counselling.
A Training Consultant with a Diploma in Training and Development and an Offender Aftercare Programme Clinical Consultant with a Diploma in Clinical Supervision, I also have more than 15 years of experience as a correctional rehabilitation specialist, trainer and clinical supervisor.
A professional high point for me is that I have facilitated more than 500 psychological treatment groups for high-risk offenders in Singapore Prison Services. Desiring to share my knowledge and experience with the people who need it the most, I have also co-authored a chapter on the soon-to-be-published book by Singapore Prison Services, ‘Co-Leadership: a Group Work’.
I have a Master in Counselling from the University of South Australia and besides conducting training in Counselling and Befriending Skills, I also conduct facilitation and group work workshops and provide clinical supervision to Master students.
I have my own weekly family life skills lectures and dialogues in the Tamil section in National Radio, and have conducted parent education talks in community centres and religious organizations across Singapore.
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Masters in Social Science (Counselling) - University of Southern Australia
Diploma in Clinical Supervision - Counselling and Care Centre, Singapore
Diploma in Training & Development Management - Singapore Institute for Managment and Institute of Personnel and Development (London)
Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - e Community College, Singapore
Reality Therapy Certificate, William Glasser Institute
Motivational Interviewing, Pacific Center for Motivation and Change (PCMC), New Zealand
Certificate in Parent Education Leadership Training, Swinburne University of Technology
Cert in Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support Training - International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Train-the-Trainer Certificate in Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support Training - ICISF· Train-the-Trainer Cert in Motivational Interviewing - PCMC, New Zealand
Star Service Award with Commendation, Singapore Prison Service (SPS), 2018
Excellent Service Award, Gold, 2009
Excellent Service Award Silver, 2015
Letter of Appreciation – for services rendered in Departmental Training, SPS, 2007, 2008
Directors Awards, SPS, 2001, 2002
Singapore Delegate in Ship for South East Asian Youth Ship Programme, Japan, 1976
Singapore Association for Social Workers, Associate Member
International Toastmasters Club Charter Member, 2003