Counselling Psychologist, Founding Director of International Counselling & Psychology Centre (Singapore), Author, Professional Speaker
Understanding the transitions in the journey of life
Behavioural, emotional and psychosocial issues across the lifespan
Lissy focuses her practice on promoting emotional wellness. In her 27 years as a counselling psychologist, she has helped children, teens, couples and families achieve emotional and psychological wellbeing. Not surprisingly, she has been sought after as a professional speaker across the region - delivering live talks and presentations, facilitating wellness workshops and appearing on television, print and radio. With such a background, Lissy now has a wellspring of insight to guide and share with many.
Lissy's professional career has brought her to live and practice in five countries, with Singapore being her base for the past 11 years. Here, she has established the International Counselling & Psychology Centre, serving as its founding director.
Recently, she has authored two books on building and maintaining genuine connectedness as the basis for lifelong relationships and marriages. Her first book, Affairs Don’t Just Happen: Protect, Repair, Recover, was launched in 2016 and her second book, Stay Connected, is an interactive couple’s journal released in 2018.
Armed with a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a Clinical Fellowship from Harvard University, Lissy is also a Certified Imago Therapist (advanced clinician) and a Certified Imago Workshop Presenter.
Lissy draws from over 27 years as a counselling psychologist to present a deeper understanding of the factors that determine emotional wellness. Pointing out that the pressures of today's fast-paced, multi-tasking lifestyle act as mental health stressors, she demonstrates how understanding these stressors is key to maintaining emotional regulation and preventing psychological distress from setting in. As founding director of International Counselling & Psychology Centre, she is then also able to offer strategies for emotional wellness that are preventive, educative as well as curative in nature.
Lissy is passionate about strengthening relationships. She guides individuals in forming authentic, meaningful connections with others - whether in a romantic relationship, within families, in the workplace, as well as in the larger community. In working with couples as presenter of the "Getting The Love You Want" workshop, she talks about communication, intimacy and caring for one another as vital elements of staying genuinely connected. In working with parents as facilitator of the "Connected Parents, Thriving Kids" workshop, she brings parents into their children's world thus allowing a life-long meaningful connection that is relevant to both adult and child.
Lissy shines a light on the inevitability, yet possibilities of life changes. She reveals how every life stage presents a transition phase which will create a movement of change, a shift, a point of distress even - which then leads to a growth opportunity, if one recognises and embraces it. She shares how discovering such breakthroughs in each life stage is the key to allowing people to experience hope, joy and fulfillment as they go through one phase on to the next and the next.
WHAT OTHERS SAY...
Lissy challenges in positive and provocative ways, evoking a change in perspective that energises and uplifts. She is insightful and interesting while bringing wisdom and humour to her presentations.
- Daniel Alvin Boyd, CEO/Psychotherapist
Psychological Services International, Bangkok, Thailand
Lissy displays both style and substance in her presentations.
Knowledgeable, easy to listen to and has a great smile. She has developed a comfort level in speaking to groups that displays the significant experience she has acquired.
- Michael Borash, Senior Faculty,
Imago International Institute, Virginia, USA