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I have known Reena Goenka for 13 years and have had the privilege of working with her in several capacities.

Reena has served in various roles in the Exco of the Transactional Analysis Association (Singapore) since 2010, and is currently the President of the TAAS Exco. She is a highly-experienced clinical practitioner of Transactional Analysis, Reena has also supported my own training courses by co-facilitating sessions in Redecision psychotherapy; her mastery of the subject and excellent communication skills have enabled participants in these sessions to intimately appreciate the effectiveness of this counselling approach.

As a Clinical Supervisor, Reena has been instrumental in providing many trainee counsellors at the Executive Counselling and Training Academy with the clinical competence and confidence they need to support the healing journey of their own clients.

Reena’s own values and character is evident in her conduct as a clinician and as a leader of the Transactional Analysis community in Singapore. As a colleague, I have come to value her integrity, straightforwardness, compassion, sense of responsibility, and reliability.

Dr Jessica Leong

Clinical and Academic Director
Executive Counselling and Training Academy

I have known Reena while she worked at WINGS as a Counsellor for three years and beyond that period, as a fellow community counsellor. During this period, she has had the experience of working with both adults and young people dealing with a range of difficulties ranging from anxiety, stress, anger, self-esteem and self-confidence, while dealing with individual, marital and family cases.

Observing her as a Colleague who also received supervision of her work from me, I noticed that Reena was always committed to be in the shoes of her clients, and was mindful of putting client’s interest above all others. She remained flexible, adaptive, and dealt with her clients with utmost respect.The other quality was being open to new way of learning and adapting which made her a good therapist.

Besides being involved in the therapeutic work, Reena took up the responsibility of conducting several Talks and Workshops to address the various needs of the clientele while being a staff at the centre.Within a team, she worked very well with other colleagues and it was observed that she could not only communicate her own ideas well to others, she could also listen well and pitch in to the voices of others, making her an excellent team player.

In terms of personal attributes, Reena has a pleasant and affable personality.I wish her well in all her future endeavours.

Ms Rita Gupta

Senior Counsellor Clinical Supervisor,
Clinical and Academic Director
WINGS Counselling Centre

Clients Testimonials

Reena helped me to identify and confront a deep rooted subconscious fear that I had never vocalized. Through our sessions, I could learn how to deal with this and move forward.

Reena helped me to identify and confront a deep rooted subconscious fear that I had never vocalized. Through our sessions, I could learn how to deal with this and move forward.

I started with Reena in 2014 and could not leave ever since.

I learned a lot about marriage and was able to find the problems and the reasons for hopelessness within myself in our marriage. Helped a great deal as she walked me through my thoughts. I also did a therapy with her which helped me fix/address one of my major childhood issue which I had been carrying for 22 years. That therapy did wonders and I could happily move on with life without any more guilts.

Reena is a patient and understanding therapist who is able to distill the nuances of what I'm feeling based on what I tell her. She is encouraging yet knows when to be tough on asking challenging questions to try to get to the root of the issue and making me face hard truths.

She tries her best to accommodate to her clients' needs, and make it as collaborative a process as possible. The sessions are such that it is tailored to the client's pace and level of comfort.

"Reena really helped me when I was feeling lost. She listened to me and made me feel understood. Thanks to her, I'm much happier and more confident now."

"Adeeti is amazing! She made it easy to talk about my problems and helped me find ways to feel better. I feel so much better because of her."

Reena's pre-marital counselling has been invaluable for us as we prepare for our union, which includes bringing my stepson into our new family. She helped us navigate our values around children and set clear expectations for my boyfriend's role as a stepfather. Reena also listened to my husband's beliefs on education, which was crucial for us. For example, I had anxiety about how my son, who struggles with his studies, would feel about a stepdad stepping in to discipline him. These triggered memories of my own difficult childhood. Reena helped me understand that my boyfriend's approach and beliefs, though different from mine, could be beneficial for my son and that it was his way of parenting. I realised I didn't need to worry or overprotect my child and that I could trust my boyfriend to do his job as a parent. Thanks to Reena, we now have a stronger foundation and a clearer understanding of our roles as parents.

Adeeti made pre-marital counselling a wonderful experience. She guided us through important topics like financial planning and conflict resolution. Thanks to her support, we feel much more prepared for married life.

Supervisee Testimonials

Reena has been supportive and patient throughout our interactions. Her ability to explain concepts with clarity has been invaluable to my learning process. I appreciate her proactive approach in providing relevant and useful information, which has greatly enriched my understanding of counselling practice. Reena's friendly and approachable manner made it easy for me to seek guidance not only on client cases but also on career planning post-graduation. I am truly thankful for her contributions to my professional development.

In our journey to be emphatic counsellors, we need a guide who can steer us in the right direction, with compassion and professionalism. Reena Goenka, as a supervisor, is that person!

A person who is patient, knowledgeable, skilled in a variety of therapeutic approaches, Reena provided insights that helped me tremendously in my learning journey. Her ability to look at a case, weighing in the many facets beyond what was said, demonstrated her remarkable expertise in the field – she always set to explore deeper meanings and emotions.

Reena’s teachings and guidance taught me a lot about being an empathic and ethical counsellor. This made a real difference to the way I approach client work, especially when dealing with complex cases.

I greatly value Reena’s invaluable support, positive encouragement and guidance as a supervisor in my professional journey.

I am incredibly grateful for the invaluable supervision I received from Reena during my time as a counseling student. Reena's profound knowledge and expertise in counseling were evident in every session. She is approachable, patient, and highly encouraging. Reena fostered a supportive environment where I felt at ease discussing challenging cases and seeking guidance on complex issues.

Reena has been my clinical supervisor since I graduated from a counselling master programme. She is patient and attentive. She makes me feel comfortable and less worry. Her counselling and supervision skills and knowledge are much to be admired for and she is generous with her knowledge. I left her office feeling fulfilled every time after the session. She is a extraordinary supervisor.

Letter of Appreciation

As an intern working towards professionalism in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, I am required not only to do the 100 practicum hours but to also seek for clinical supervision from an accredited clinical supervisor.

I feel very fortunate to have been assigned by ECTA to Ms. Reena Goenka as my clinical supervisor. Not only I am a Transactional Analysis (TA) enthusiast, I am also working in majoring in this psychotherapeutic framework in my counselling journey. Having been assigned to learn and to be supervised by Reena have been very helpful not only for my growth as a counselling intern, but also been benefitting to my growth as a TA Practitioner to be.

Some of the notable professional values I would like to commend. Reena has always been very patience, kind, and generous to me whenever I was asking a lot of learning questions. Perhaps I might have even been a little annoying as a young student but she was able to handle it well and guided me with empathy, gentleness, and wisdom. She is very knowledgable and competent especially in the arena of TA, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, and overall as a professional counsellor/psychotherapist and a clinical supervisor, in nurturing and helping me to reflect my counselling works.

Reena is also currently a president of the Transactional Analysis Association Singapore (TAAS). She has also conducted and facilitated several webinars that have helped me in my TA journey. Such as: “Contracting for Change” on 20th June 2020 “Working with Somatic Process in Therapy and Counselling Settings” on 2nd July 2020 “Understanding Depression with TA Lenses” on 16th August 2020.

Personally, I have heard many positive feedbacks about Reena from other professional peers. We all agreed that anyone wishes to be trained as a competent professional counsellor,

especially as a TA Practitioner, Reena is a highly recommended clinical supervisor!

Thank you Reena! You’re a great blessing and I am fortunate to be basked in your wisdom.

Reena is one of the best supervisors I had. She is very knowledgeable, passionate and compassionate individual who cares about imparting her skills on junior counsellors. She is well- versed in EMDR therapy and has taught me some valuable techniques to use with clients. Highly recommended if you are looking for a clinical supervisor.

I have had the privilege to experience Reena as both my Group Supervisor during my Masters at ECTA and one-on-one for individual supervision.

As a Group Supervisor, Reena allows the group to set our supervision goals. She is conscious when allowing sufficient time for cases to be presented. With her rich experience, she gently teases out info of each case, urges each presenter to provide his view, intervention and treatment plans.

As a Counsellor, I have benefited richly from Reena’s experience, generous sharing and guidance. I am truly grateful to be mentored and supervised by her.

Thank you for your excellent supervision. I am amazed at your generosity, patience, kindness, diligence, inspiration, commitment and support that you have provided during my internship counselling journey. You make me realize that I have more ability than I think I have, challenged me, pushed me, believed in me, help me grow consistently and constructively to do better and led by example. Thank you again!
- Jody Tan

Reena has been very helpful and insightful as a supervisor. She was able to shed light on my blind spots and offer suggestions in my intervention.
- Shifan Hu

I recently completed a 3-month counselling session and as a first-timer in counselling, it's tough to gauge the effectiveness, but overall I had a positive experience.

The sessions were a safe and supportive space where I was able to work through some personal challenges and gain a better understanding of myself. The counsellor was kind, attentive, and really listened to what I had to say.

I felt heard and validated, and I appreciated their expertise and guidance. While it was sometimes difficult to confront certain issues, I ultimately felt a sense of growth and progress by the end of the experience. I would recommend this counselling session to anyone looking for support and self-discovery.

Thank you, Reena! It was a great experience receiving supervision from Reena as a trainee counsellor at Insightful Counselling. I thoroughly enjoyed the supervision hours. Every session, as the site's name suggests, was genuinely insightful. I took away so much from this learning journey, such as the working knowledge, opportunities to reflect on my biases, different counselling approaches, aligning my perspective with my abilities and the proper application/importance of micro-skills. I look forward to continuing this relationship in the next step of my education.

I am very thankful to have Reena as a supervisor. Her generous, open, warm nature made it so comfortable for me to open up and share my worries, thoughts and doubts. Her calmness and reassurance assured me that I was in good and capable hands. I look forward to our continued meetings and values the wisdom that I know she will impart.

I am thankful for Reena's supervision, guidance and patience throughout the course. Her expertise in this area has really help me to become a better counsellor and listener for my clients. Thank you, Reena!

Hi Reena, I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation for your exceptional guidance during my Masters of Counseling program. You have been instrumental in shaping my growth as a counselee with your insightful insights and unwavering support. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to learn under your guidance. I have been profoundly impacted by your commitment to fostering a constructive and nurturing learning environment. Thank you for being a remarkable mentor and contributing so positively to my journey. Thank you so much 🙂

My experience under the supervision of Reena left an enduring impression on me. She provided me with insightful and genuinely supportive guidance throughout my course. She was an excellent supervisor for me because her expertise and approach allowed me to learn and grow.

Reena's insights and suggestions were always tailored to my individual needs, which made me feel valued and understood. It was apparent that she had extensive experience in the field from the way she provided constructive feedback and assisted me in navigating obstacles. She created a safe and non-judgmental environment in which I was able to openly express my concerns and thoughts. I am very grateful to Reena for her support and guidance throughout my journey. She has been an incredible mentor and I am thankful for her help.

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