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What is Expressive Therapy?

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About

Paula Huggins.
Expressive Therapist.  Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work.  Masters Degree in Social Science (Counselling).  Diploma in Managing Learning Disorders and Child Psychology. Non-Violent Communication. Mindfulness.  Strengths-based. Appreciative Inquiry. Parent Coaching.  Family Constellations.  Mother of two teenage boys.  School Counsellor. Singapore-based London-born expat.

Changing the World One Conversation at a Time.

Supporting children, pre-adolescents, teens and adults across the developmental spectrum with a variety of challenges:

  • Life transitions – arriving, leaving, birthing, dying, marrying, divorcing – the wheel never stops turning.  Sometimes we feel stuck, unable to make sense of what life is throwing at us or to discern our next steps.  My support is empathetic, connected, supportive and encouraging.  Sometimes we feel fearful, depressed, overwhelmed, despondent.  I support you to find the road less travelled.  The one that allows you to plug back into your inner strength, your creativity and innate wisdom.  I hold the belief that my clients always know what to do for their own higher good when given the opportunity to step back and explore from different angles.
  • Parenting – is a skill that we pick up along the way.  I offer coaching and support for parents who are already doing the best they can but want to find better ways managing their parenting role and their busy lives.
  • Exam stress and anxiety – practical strategies and encouraging support.  I empower my clients to use the external tools as well as their own innate knowledge of what works best for them, tapping into their internal resources.
  • Worries about eating, drinking or drug-taking behaviours?  I work with those seeking to unearth the under-lying patterns, the habitual thinking, the negative self-sabotaging beliefs that drive self-destructive behaviours.
  • Finding it difficult to sustain friendships or communicate effectively with others? I use the NVC framework developed by Dr Marshall Rosenberg to provide a gentle introduction to building the communication skills we need to have positive relationships based on mutual and empathetic understanding of ourselves and others.
  • Coping with the illness or death of loved ones – or your own illness?  As a breast cancer survivor, I have faced my own mortality and lived to tell the tale.  I’m honoured when asked to support others’ on their journey to wellness.

 

Contact me via email

Sessions arranged, by appointment only, at Balanced Living, 779 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore or, if appropriate, via Skype.

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Contact

Paula Huggins

Email me

or call/text/whatsapp (+65) 9818 5012

Sessions are usually 1 hour or 1.5 hours, depending on your goals and need.  We meet in person by appointment only at Balanced Living, 779 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore.

Skype sessions are also possible, if appropriate to the situation.