Yap Huay Khem

Yap Huay Khem

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

My Specialities: Individual and Couple Counselling

Qualifications: Master of Counselling (Advanced), Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Brainspotting therapy,  Mindfulness, SatirTST and TA Trained             

Language Proficiency: English, Mandarin, Hokkien

Email – huaykhem@insightfulcounselling.com

Fees – SGD $150.00 per 60-minute session

Free Consultation: 30 minutes

Yap Huay Khem

Hi and welcome!

I am Huay Khem and I am here to help you in your healing journey to alleviate your sufferings. My own healing experiences inspired me to help others develop strong interpersonal and coping skills to manage the demands of this taxing society. It required me to summon courage and determination to dive into the field of counselling after having more than 25 years of professional experience in Training profiles.

I hold a Master of Counselling (Advanced) with Swinburne University of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with SIM University. I have received training in various treatment modalities such as Brainspotting, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Family Therapy, Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy, Psychodynamic, Choice Theory Reality Therapy, and Transactional Analysis.

From my freelance and volunteer counselling work at various non-profit organisations, I have accumulated a wealth of counselling experiences that cover everything from relationship difficulties to mental health issues.

Besides working with couple and family, I also work with individuals who face issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, work stress or relationship challenges and self-growth.

I believe 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 a Trainer, I posses a unique insight into how people view their issues and am able to successfully help them develop interpersonal skills to cope with their problems effectively.

As a therapist, I embrace all clients with compassion and empathy. My ability to build strong therapeutic alliance and trust with my clients has helped them overcome a range of psychological and emotional issues.

Other than being a conscientious, motivated, and respectful person, I love life and approach people authentically. I always endeavour to demonstrate unconditional positive regard for others, making me a therapist you can feel at ease with.



Professional Qualifications

  • Master of Counselling (Advanced) with Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

  • Advanced Training in Family Therapy Interventions, Swinburne University of Technology

  • Brainspotting Therapy Phase One and Phase Two, Brainspotting AustralAsia Pacific

  • Foundational Certificate in Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy, Satir Centre (Singapore) & Satir Institute of the Pacific

  • 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)

  • 18 Hours of Training in Jungian-Kalffian Sandplay Therapy

  • 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

Professional Membership

  • Hon. Treasurer - The Transactional Analysis Association Singapore (2022 - Present)

  • Assistant Hon. Treasurer - The Transactional Analysis Association Singapore (2020 - 2022)

  • Provisional Clinical Member - Singapore Association for Counselling (2021 - Present)

Yap Huay Khem

Yap Huay Khem

Counsellor at Insightful Counselling & Training Pte. Ltd.

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Huay Khem has journeyed with me through my condition and has been extremely supportive and understanding. She has created a safe environment for me to discuss my problems and gives me the space to be who I am without judgement.

My sessions with Huay Khem have been impactful in so many ways. Every session arms me with new knowledge to grasp and practices to apply that help to improve my well-being and relationships with others. Huay Khem is immensely nurturing and often goes the extra mile to ensure my partner and I are healthy and coping well. She also delivers truthful insights in a compassionate way and offer practical solutions and practices for challenging situations. I’ve learned so much about myself and my relationship throughout my sessions with her. Thank you for your tireless efforts, Huay Khem!

I have more than a year of therapeutic relationship with Huay Khem. She was there for me literally at moments i was teetering on the edges of death. It was with her that i could share my darkest secrets and suicidal ideations. I am proud to have her as my counsellor.

"Dear Huay Khem, thank you for navigating me and being my north star in my darkest hours. Although we have only met via zoom, I felt immense comfort knowing you are around."

Dear Huay Khem, I really appreciate your help for the past few months. The breathing method is of great help to me, I use it very often to relax myself or whenever I feel anxious. I am more able to see situations in different perspectives and avoid building up those unpleasant emotions that may be harmful to my general well being. Thank you so much.

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