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Pauline Leong

Master ofSocial Science (Professional Counselling)
Master of Social Work
Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing)
Registered Counsellor (SAC) & Registered Social Worker (SASW)

Pauline has been working with children, teenagers, families, individuals and couples since 2002.She started her counselling career with a voluntary welfare organization, providing counselling, case management and managerial services for persons with mental illness.  

Pauline also enjoyed counselling youths-at-risk in schools,

conducted workshops for parents and youths, and counselling individuals, couples, families and ex-offenders.Pauline worked extensively as a social worker with children suffering from chronic illnesses and potentially life-threatening illnesses and their families.She worked with elderly suffering from dementiaandmental health issues, and their caregivers.

Pauline enjoys nurturing social workers and counsellors in their work through supervision.  Pauline finds great meaning and purpose in providing psychosocial support to clients through private practice in counselling. 

Pauline provides individual, couple and family counselling, and crisis management through the Employee Assistance Program.  Pauline is a Preferred Service Provider for Workplace Options.


Pauline’s speciality in counselling and case management of persons with mental health issues such as the following:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar disorders

  • Schizophrenia

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

She is trained in counselling couples with issues such as the following:

  • Communication

  • Conflict

  • Parenting

  • Financial

  • Separation and divorce

She provides family counselling with issues such as the following:

  • Parenting

  • Communication

  • Conflict management

  • Internet gaming addiction

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Family violence

Pauline has experience in counselling children and adolescents with issues such as the following:

  • Identity

  • Self-esteem

  • Mental health such as stress, anxiety, depression

  • Peer pressure

  • School refusal

  • Internet gaming addiction

She has experience counselling individuals with issues such as the following:

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Self-esteem

  • Anger

  • Grief and bereavement

  • interpersonal conflicts

  • Finding meaning and purpose in life

She is trained in counselling caregivers and the elderly with biopsychosocial issues such as the following:

  • Chronic or terminal illnesses

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Self-harm

  • Caregiver stress

  • Advanced care planning

  • Elder abuse such as emotional, physical, financial

  • Elder Neglect

She is experienced in facilitating group work/therapy, and conducting training for parents, caregivers, children, adolescents and adults in the following areas:

  • Understanding and managing stress, anxiety and depression

  • Managing caregiver stress

  • Parenting children and teenagers

  • Sexuality

  • Managing grief and loss

  • Managing trauma

  • Suicide prevention

She has been involved in supervising and training social workers, counsellors, case managers and caseworkers.

Major Therapeutic approaches:

Pauline is trained in the following therapeutic approaches:

  • Systemic Family Therapy

  • Bowen Family Therapy

  • Gottman Couple Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • EMDR Therapy (Weekend 1)

  • Schema Therapy (Level 1)

  • Ecological Systems Theory

  • Strengths Perspective

  • Case Management

  • Groupwork

  • Supervision.

Pauline is conversant in English, Mandarin, Teochew and Hokkien.  She enjoys jogging, swimming, playing the guitar, cooking, baking, gardening, and talking to people.

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