MA (Couns), MA (Econ), PGDip (Mktng)
Kristi works with children and adults, providing a calm and safe space for them to explore challenging situations and make positive changes in their lives. She is committed to working collaboratively with her clients in a non-judgmental, empathetic and genuine way.
She has experience supporting clients across a variety of personal, professional and relationship issues, including depression, anxiety, stress management, anger management, emotion regulation, pre-and post-natal mental health, fertility challenges, caregiver fatigue, and substance and behavioural addictions.
Her experience as a Third Culture Kid (TCK) and adult ex-pat in Asia and Europe gives her a first-hand understanding of ex-pat life and the associated challenges for children, individuals and families, such as the demands of global roles, work/ life balance, loss of identity for ‘trailing spouses’, etc.
Kristi holds a Masters in Counselling from Monash University, Australia and is registered with the Singapore Association of Counsellors.
- Burnout & stress management
- Life transitions & adjustment difficulties
- Relationship & interpersonal difficulties
- Substance abuse disorder
- Child & adolescent issues (e.g., self-esteem, social skills, friendships, bullying)
Certifications and Accreditations
- Master of Counselling, Monash University
- Master of Economics, Graduate School of Economics, Wakayama University, Japan
- Postgraduate Degree in Marketing Management, University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Bachelor of Social Science (PPE), University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Mindful Teacher Training Advanced Course, Yoga Alliance International
- Mindful Educator Essentials, Mindful Schools
- Provisional Clinical Member, The Singapore Association for Counsellors
Every client is unique, and Kristi draws on a range of therapeutic approaches to best suit their needs, taking into consideration individual characteristics, past history, cultural context, family history, and emotional experiences. She combines aspects of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and solution-focused therapy (SFT), also incorporating art therapy and sand play techniques when needed.
Kristi is also influenced by the Mind-Body connection and the benefit of Mindfulness in improving well-being. She has a special interest in Inner Child Work, focusing on addressing and healing dysfunctional patterns and behaviours from early life.
Through her work at several international schools, she has developed her skills in supporting children and young people with issues such as anxiety, self-esteem, inattention, social skills and friendship issues.
In her personal time, Kristi loves reading, spending time with her family, and walking. She attempts to keep up her Pilates practice and salsa dancing when she can, and volunteers with the RDA.
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