SAMANTHA CHENG

Senior Psychotherapist / Counsellor

B.Acc, PDC (Adv. Ed Studies), Dip (SD), MA. (Ed), M. Counselling (Adv)

Samantha trained and worked as an accountant before moving into mentoring, coaching and counselling college students on issues of emerging identity, life direction and relationships. Her work took a cross-cultural orientation when she moved overseas for 10 years, working with international students and youths from immigrant families. After relocating back to Singapore, she was able to support families dealing with cross-cultural transitions, re-entry adjustments and the psychological and emotional impact of relocations on third culture kids and individuals. Samantha is also adept at helping youth and adult clients with mood and anxiety disorders, marital issues, trauma, self-identity, grief and loss, life transitions and interpersonal relationship issues.

Undergirding Samantha’s therapeutic approach is an empathic sensitivity to each person’s unique lived experience and struggles, being respectful and non-judging to create a safe space for the other to feel felt and heard. Utilizing appropriate and integrative interventions drawn from solution focused therapy, narrative therapy, schema therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR, psychodynamic psychotherapy, Samantha seeks to empower and resource her client with skills and deepening self-understanding towards realistic resolutions of current distresses, build inner resilience while birthing one’s potential in the unfolding of a personal growth journey.

Samantha graduated with a Master of Counselling (Advanced) from Swinburne University of Technology, Master of Arts in Education from Biola University, Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from National University of Singapore, Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Educational Studies from University of Aberdeen (UK), Diploma in Spiritual Direction from San Francisco Theological Seminary.