Kesava Kumaran

Kesava Kumaran

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

Email – kesava@insightfulcounselling.com

Fees – $SGD 180.00 to $230.00 for a 60-minute session

Kesava Kumaran

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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Professional Qualifications

  • 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

  • Train-the-Trainer Certificate in Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support Training - ICISF· Train-the-Trainer Cert in Motivational Interviewing - PCMC, New Zealand

Awards and Accreditation

  • 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

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