Our Therapists

Seah Lay Kian

Registered Counsellor (RegCLR)
Choice Theory Reality Therapy Certified Psychotherapist (CTRT-C)
Clinical Member of Singapore Association for Counselling (CMSAC)


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Lay Kian is available on Saturdays, to book:
Telephone: (+65) 6904 6028 (Tue-Fri 9:30am-6pm; Sat 9am-2pm)
WhatsApp: (+65) 8699 0568 (Will reply the next working day outside of the above hours)
Email: contact@reconnect.com.sg

Lay Kian began her counselling journey in 2011, working with children and adolescents in schools. Before that, she worked in a Statutory Board and was motivated to take up counselling as a career after experiencing the joy and satisfaction of understanding the needs of others and walking alongside them as they make different decisions in life. She went on to deepen her studies and constantly seeks out relevant therapies to suit the needs of the population that she is serving. She has been a registered counsellor with the Singapore Association for Counselling since 2017.

During her work, she utilises developmental-relevant therapies to help children and adolescents relate and explore problems. She specialises in emotional expression and regulation, grief and loss, and mood and mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicidal behaviours. Having an interest in the impact of trauma and stress, Lay Kian also use a trauma-informed approach to help clients work through childhood traumas, bullying and the impact of family violence and conflicts.

As a certified Choice Theory Reality Therapist, Lay Kian’s approach during sessions is mainly strength-based and person-centred. She is also trained in Gestalt Play Therapy and chair work. Lay Kian believes in the uniqueness of each individual and integrates therapeutic elements from art, mindfulness and hypnosis to create a safe and empowering space. She believes the goal of therapy is to give people the skills to take care of themselves.

In her free time, Lay Kian looks after her six cats at home and is always on the lookout for new hobbies to learn and skills to develop.

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Qualifications:
Master of Counselling, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Bachelor of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Certification, William Glasser International
Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment, Institute for Adult Learning

Approaches used:
Choice Theory Reality Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Gestalt Therapy
Person-Centred Therapy
Trauma-Informed Counselling
Integrative arts and play techniques for therapy
Mindfulness elements for therapy



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