Our Team

Our Team

Director of Counselling

Counseling Mrs Mervyln Goh (English Language and Literature Department)

‘Love Never Fails” (1 Corinthians 13:8)

Come to a haven where  there is Faith, Love and Hope

E-mail: MERVYLN@acsindep.edu.sg

Senior Counsellor:

Counseling Charlie Ong

Charlie Ong (MCoun, BSc (Hons), Grad Dip in SFBT, CSFT, CSFC & CBCC) enjoys his work and accepts his lot in life, believing that when people are so busy enjoying life, they will have no time to brood over the past; they will be too busy enjoying the gift from God, and God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart.

Charlie is a certified Solution-Focused Therapist & Coach (CCPC), and a certified Behavioural & Career Consultant (Institute of Motivational Living, Inc. USA) and is currently Senior Counsellor at Agape Counselling Sanctuary.

E-mail: charlieong@acsindep.edu.sg

Telephone:  67769522

School Counselors:

Counseling Chow Oi Har

Chow Oi Har (Ms) believes fervently that her know-how as a School Counsellor is blessed by God.  Through God’s grace, she now holds Master of Social Sciences in Professional Counselling, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, and Master of Science in Psychology of Work, University of Leicester, United Kingdom.  She is also a certified therapist in CTRT, William Glasser Institute, the USA.

She keeps herself updated on skills and knowledge pertaining to Counselling and Psychology by attending relevant short courses or workshops, and some of these were Systematic desensitization for managing anxiety, Advanced Empathy:  A creative process, Mindfulness-integrated CBT for crisis intervention and relapse prevention, The psychology of Bipolar Disorder, Train-the-Trainers Smoking Cessation Workshop, Impasses – A structural & developmental understanding, Managing the cancer Patient and many more.

Her learning journey never stops in her work as a counsellor and she will continue to put her learning into good use.

Her email:  chowoihar@acsindep.edu.sg

Her telephone at Agape Counselling Sanctuary:  6773 9513

 Maria Marie Chong

BSocSci (Hons) in Psychology, minor in Sociology (NUS)

 Marie’s passion has always been to work with and guide youths to achieve their fullest potential.  Back in her schooling days at Raffles Institution, she was first inspired and drawn towards counselling when she witnessed several close friends of hers benefit from the guidance of the school counsellors.  Fuelled by an interest to understand the human mind and behaviour, Marie then went on to pursue a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology at the National University of Singapore, and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours (Distinction).

Aside from equipping herself with the relevant knowledge, Marie also matured her passion through various work and volunteering experiences; these include working with high-performing youths, youths-at-risk, as well as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) youths. Marie is heartened to be a part of the ACS(I) family, where she is given the opportunity each day to do what she loves, in a God-centred environment that is supportive and caring. She strives to instil hope in the students she journeys with, that they may see God’s light and love in their lives.

E-mail: mariechongyn@acsindep.edu.sg

Telephone: 6773 9512