Lay Kian
Seah Lay Kian

Availability: Not taking on new cases
Qualifications: Master of Counselling (SG)


Children, adolescents, adults

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


Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Certification, William Glasser International
Clinical Member of Singapore Association for Counselling (CMSAC)

Lay Kian began working with children and adolescents in schools in 2011. Before that, she was motivated to take up counselling as a career after working on a Statutory Board and experiencing the satisfaction of understanding the needs of others and walking alongside them as they make different decisions in life.

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. She also uses 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.

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